We have been so surprisingly blessed by this Bible. The first thing I read was the introduction, telling how the Bible isn't just a book of rules and heroes, but that most of all it's a Story- a true Story. I almost cried and was immediately drawn to worship. Here's a tiny excerpt:
There are lots of stories in the Bible, but all the stories are telling one Big Story. The Story of how God loves His children and comes to rescue them.Then you turn the page and begin to read about creation and see this picture. oh. I just got chills again.Here's another excerpt from the story of Abraham and Isaac and how it points to Jesus.
It takes the whole Bible to tell this Story. And at the center of the Story, there is a baby. Every Story in the Bible whispers his name. He is like the missing piece is a puzzle- the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together, and suddenly you can see a beautiful picture.
And this is no ordinary baby. This is the Child upon whom everything would depend. This is the Child who would one day--but wait. Our Story starts where all other good stories start. Right at the very beginning....
"One day Someone will be born into your family", God promised them. "And he will bring happiness to the whole world"sigh. And just check out this illustration for the Christmas Story!
God was getting ready to give the world a wonderful present. It would be God's way to tell his people, "I love you."
Many years later, another Son would climb another hill, carrying wood on his back. Like Isaac, he would trust his Father and do what his Father asked. He wouldn't struggle or run away.
Who was he? God's Son, his only Son--the Son he loved.
The Lamb of God.
Well, I hope you've been blessed by these little excerpts. I HIGHLY recommend this Bible to all my mommy and daddy friends.
Here's the website for any of you who are interested. The Jesus Storybook Bible