We love books! We love reading the stories within the Bible. And when they have a simple story with beautiful illustrations, what a joy that is to our family!
This is such an excellent retelling of God’s love. Its a simple way to share how the Snake Crusher (Jesus) really is the greatest story ever told. And this is such an eye catching book! Full of colorful and bright pictures all ages can enjoy (even my lil 4 month old loved all those colors!).
This book shares the most beautiful of truths; that although man is sinful we are so blessed and loved by a great God; His sacrifice being His coming from Heaven to Earth, in the flesh to offer salvation to man – as Jesus Christ. God in the flesh. What an amazing and loving God He is to do this for us! What a powerful revelation of God in our life!
This is such a precious story; one I think we sometimes forget the true value of His promises. We take for granted that His promises are forever; that He is eternal. How blessed we are to have a God that never changes; He is always true! A God that would come and be a sacrifice for us, even as we were still in our sins. Its beautiful!!
And there is so much more for us in this simple story than we sometimes acknowledge. We can not ever take for granted the great gift, this truth that sets us free, which is Jesus Christ, God himself, coming to die for us. Walking and being tempted, as we are each day, living and dying for every one of us.
The story begins as so many fairy tales do:
Once upon a time there lived a man and a woman. They were the happiest people on the planet.
True, they were the only people on the planet, but they were still terrifically happy.
Unfortunately, things didn’t stay happy and wonderful for long…
It’s recommended ages are for children 5-11, my boys loved the name “Snake Crusher”…What boy wouldn’t? My daughters old all of the imagery within the pages. And while the story was told in a very simple way, it maintained the story as told in the scriptures, both old and new.
Only ten short chapters yet you will love how it shows the redemption of man; grace and mercy and freedom. We see the first Adam and we see the last Adam. We see truth and salvation in a way that is so very beautiful. I am very impressed with this book and we will be, I am sure, reading the one again and again.
About the book:
Hardcover: 132 pages
Publisher: Crossway (August 31, 2015)
In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung – a best-selling author and father of six – leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ’s death on the cross to the new heave and new earth. With powerful illustrations by award-winning artist Don Clark, this imaginative retelling of the Bible’s core message-how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden-will draw children into the biblical story, teaching them that God’s promises are even bigger and better than we think.
The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden from Crossway on Vimeo.
Kevin DeYoung is senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. He blogs at the Gospel Coalition and has authored or coauthored numerous well-known books, including Just Do Something, The Hole in Our Holiness, Crazy Busy, and Taking God At His Word. He lives with his wife and their 6 children in Central Michigan.
About Don Clark:
Don Clark is an artist and the cofounder of Invisible Creature, a widely respected and award-winning design studio in Seattle that has worked with clients such as Target, Nike, LEGO, and WIRED magazine. He lives with his wife and their 3 children, 4 goats, 12 chickens, and 1 crazy dog on a farm just outside the city limits.
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