The Jesus Storybook Bible
Sally Lloyd Jones
I don’t think I will ever be able to recommend this book enough. This book is so special because it shows how all of Scripture points to Jesus. Many times in the lives of Christians, we see parts of the Scriptures as disconnected from other parts which is not how God wants us to see it. He has woven together his story that fits perfectly together and points directly to Jesus as Lord and Savior. If you do not have this book, this is a perfect gift to give your kids for Christmas this year. I recommend this book even for adults. Click here for an adult friendly version.
Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God and Science
This is the book that I am sure my son, Jace, recommends the most. This book shows how science displays the glory of God. It includes Scripture, interesting scientific findings, captivating artwork, hands-on activities, and closing prayers for each devotion. This book truly displays how incredible and “indescribable” is our God.
The Big Picture Interactive Bible Stroybook
B&H Editorial Team
You might think this just another version of The Jesus Storybook Bible, but it’s much more than that. It is actually longer and more in depth. It is 321 pages long, packed with 83 stories from the Old Testament and 63 stories from the New Testament. What’s unique about this Bible is that you can download a free app that makes the stories jump off the page and come to life! It also has a letter to parents at the beginning of the book that explains how the book works. Furthermore, If your church uses Lifeway’s The Gospel Project curriculum for Kids, this is a great supplement for it. The most important thing about this book is that is has a “Christ Connection” at the end of each story that shows how each story points to Christ.
Have a toddler? Try the toddler version.
This book also shows that the overarching theme of the Scriptures is God’s plan to redeem his people from what was lost in the Garden of Eden. It’s subtitle is self explanatory as the entire book hints that the Snake Crusher is coming to make things right again.
A unique aspect of this book is that the author speaks of 2 significant themes.
1. Jesus is the second Adam. What Adam failed to do, Jesus did perfectly.
2. The “garden”. The biblical story starts in a garden in Genesis 1 and ends in a garden in Revelation 22. As rebels, we were all removed from the garden and we all long to return. The return to is only possible through the second Adam, Jesus Christ.
I hope you will consider buying one or two of these books for your children this Christmas! I know they will be a blessing to the entire family.
If you have books that you recommend for children’s devotionals, please leave a comment.
You are loved in Christ,