Monday, October 02, 2006

The Big Picture Story Bible


In the past when I have attended one of John Piper's conferences I have passionately paroused the theological bookstore hearing the deafening cry of my credit card calling to me to put him to work (credit cards are a thing of the past now... thanks Dave Ramsey). In the past I could easily spend $200 in one weekend on books and preaching CD's. Since I have grown a bit older (and hopefully wiser) the blessing of children has caused me to rethink the finances a bit thus this year the only book I bought was a childrens book. (I have enough books on my office shelf that I have not yet gotten to, or yet internalized the content enough to make a significant difference in my life)

After reading the first three short chapters to my four year old, I am convinced that The Big Picture Story Bible might be one of the best purchases we have ever made for our kids. Chalked full of creative illustrations, pulling no punches, yet tactful in the presentation of hard Bible themes, and telling the stories in accurate, yet simple ways for kids, I have to say I have been seriously impressed with this book. In fact, when I got home from church tonight Taylor soon asked if we could continue our reading from this morning.

I would commend this book to you highly for the teaching of God's word to your little ones.

4 comments:

worship.com said...

How fortuitious...we bought the same book for our two year old at the conference this year and he seems to really love it, too. I chose it because it was from Crossway and am glad to see it may have been the best choice there.

Josh Montague said...

I bought the book a year and a half ago while attending a Workshop for Biblical Exposition put on by the Simeon Trust (www.simeontrust.org), which Dave Helm led. Since then, we've read through it at least a dozen times, I now give it out at child dedication services, and people (parents and kids) are GETTING the Bible because of it. Great stuff...

Mark and Maki Wolter said...

I don't even have kids yet and I bought it! I love this book! It is about a big God. This is what kids need to see more than anything else.

jc said...

I don't even have a wife yet, and I'm thinking of buying it!

For the meantime, I'm browsing through the excerpts.
http://www.gnpcb.org/assets/products/excerpts/1581342772.1.pdf

Take a look at the illustration of Adam on page 25. Is there a word written/drawn into his beard?