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Monday, September 14, 2015

Children's Book Review and Giveaway~The Biggest Story

 About the Book (excerpt from the publisher):
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.
What I Thought: 
 Beautiful. Amazing. Inspiring. I could go on and on with fabulous descriptions of The Biggest Story!
 This 132 page Hardcover, published by Crossway, is beautiful in both words and illustration. Written by author Kevin DeYoung and illustrated by Don Clark, The Biggest Story is geared to ages 5-8 as a read to me and ages 8-11 as a read to myself.  It is so impressive that I can see older children and adults enjoying it just as much, if not more!

When I first saw how many pages The Biggest Story was (132), I thought it might be too long for this age range.  But once I started reading it myself, I realized it was definitely readable for children.  Most pages just have a few sentences of text, and there are many pages with illustrations only. The child's attention is kept by the author's style of writing and the exciting pictures. 

I really like that The Biggest Story summarizes the core of the Bible in one story, in an easy way for kids to understand. This would make a beautiful family gift this Christmas! I hope to keep my copy of The Biggest Story for many years to read with the children and grandchildren as our family grows.
Check below for links to purchase your own copy!
About Author Kevin DeYoung:

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 SomethingThe Hole in Our HolinessCrazy Busy, and Taking God At His Word.  He lives with his wife and their 6 children in Central Michigan. 
About Illustrator 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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Laura said...

My favorite Bible story is when Pharoah's daughter finds and saves baby Moses.


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Deanna Watson said...

I like the story of David and Goliath.

Tara Lauren said...

I love the whole book of Esther...so much good material in there.

Maureen said...

My favorite story in the bible is the telling of the Nativity.

msfolke said...

The Sermon on the Mount

Allison Bahr said...

My daughter really enjoys Daniel in the Lion's Den. Thanks so much for the chances to win.

Nicole Lancaster said...

My favorite Bible story is Jonah and The Whale.

Tracy Gregory said...

Jonah and the whale.

Renee said...

The story of the birth of Christ.

Darlene said...

I love Adam and Eve.

Kristie said...

My favorite Bible story is Esther. I would love to share this with my niece and nephews. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.