Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden, The

Kevin DeYoung
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… The Bible is full of exciting stories that fill children with awe and wonder. But kids need to know how all those classic stories connect to Scripture’s overarching message about God’s glorious plan to redeem his rebellious people. 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 heaven 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. Ages 5-8 (read to me) Ages 8-12 (read to myself)

Reviews

Reviewed: 2018-07-28
4-7 years
Reviewed: 2016-05-18
This book is aesthetically pleasing and full of gospel truth! You could say it's just a summarized version of the Bible story, but it works to keep the main idea on Christ even when telling the story of Noah or King David. To paraphrase deYoung's note for parents at the end, many times we can take characters and stories in the Bible and teach them to children without showing how they might all tie together - keeping the bigger picture (er, story...) in mind. It's true, and something I wish I had in my Children's Bible storybooks all those years ago!

I'm definitely giving a copy to friends with children so they can enjoy it too!
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