The Jesus Storybook Bible ~ Every Story Whispers His Name

Posted by on Aug 12, 2011 in Stuff I Love | 2 comments

If you have a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, know someone with a child, and/or ever plan on attending a baby shower, this item is a MUST have – MUST give!

The Product:

When Abigail entered the world in December of 2009, our friends Justin and Alysia visited us in the hospital and gave this Bible to our new little girl:

This is the Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. We own several children’s Bible’s, but this is by far our favorite.

What I Love About It:

  • Easy to understand
  • Great illustrations
  • The¬†deluxe edition comes with three CD’s of the entire book being read
  • Can be used with children of all ages (I get something out of each story myself!)
  • Ties the entire Bible together by taking Old Testament stories and pointing forward Jesus and using New Testament stories to point both back to what Christ has done and forward into eternity

 

 

Things I Would Change:

  • I have nothing negative to say about this Bible! If you’re looking for a Bible with verses straight from Scripture, this isn’t it. This is a storybook Bible.
  • A few stories I would have included are not found in this Bible (Sodom and Gomorrah, for example). But, the Bible is full of amazing stories, so I understand not being able to include them all.

 

 

Ways I Use It:

  • Abigail and I (and Aubrey, if she’s awake) sit and read one story from this Bible each day.
  • Each story takes between 5-7 minutes to read
  • Has been a great tool to train Abby to sit still and listen
  • We pray at the end of each reading and include a “thanks” to God for the lesson we learned while reading
  • We listen to the CD’s while we’re hanging out at home

 

Excerpts

From the first story:

Now, some people think the Bible is a book of rules telling you what you should and shouldn’t do. The Bible certainly does have some rules in it. They show you how life works best. Bit the Bible isn’t mainly about you and what you should be doing. It’s about God and what he has done.

Other people think the Bible is a book of heroes, showing you people you should copy. The Bible does have some heroes in it, but (as you’ll soon find out) most of the people in the Bible aren’t heroes at all.

No, the Bible isn’t a book of rules , or a book of heroes. The Bible is most of all a Story. It’s an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne – everything – to rescue the one he loves. It’s like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life!

Another one of my favorites in this book, the story of Namaan the leper, is presented beautifully. The author titles it, “A Little Servant Girl and the Proud General.” She talks about a little servant girl who learned to forgive and help, and how Namaan not only needing healing from his spots but also from his proud heart. The story concludes with these words:

God knew sin was like leprosy. It stopped his children’s hearts from working properly and in the end it would kill them. Years later, God was going to send another Servant, to forgive as she did – to forgive all of God’s children and heal the terrible sickness in their hearts.

Their hearts were broken.

But God can mend broken hearts.

The story of Zacchaeus describes Jesus’ love towards us despite our sin:

Jesus loved Zacchaeus when nobody else did. He was Zacchaeus’ friend, even when no one else was. Because Jesus was showing people what God’s love was like – his wonderful, Never Stopping, Never Giving up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.

I could continue with these great examples, but I’m sure you get the idea. This book is wonderful! Get it today to share with someone you love!!

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2 Comments

  1. Monica I enjoyed reading your blog today. Growing up MeMaw and Pepaw had “Little Visits with God” and “More Little Visits…” After supper we would have a devotion. I remember how excited and nervous I was when it came my turn to read from the Bible or the Little Visits. Your Mom and Uncle Gary could read so much faster! I am glad to see you and Matt creating memories and traditions for Abigail and Aubrey!
    Love you, Aunt Glenda

  2. Monica- Denis and Kathy Schmedthorst had there baby Molly. (premie) 8/11/11 I bought Molly a Jesus Storybook Bible. Thank you for the recommendation!! Love Aunt Glenda (for a pic of the baby go to Kathy’s page

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