Many Bible storybooks offer stand-alone stories, which reduces biblical narrative to moral fables rather than showing how they are a part of a larger redemptive drama. Designed for children ages 4 to 8, The Story of King Jesus is the gospel told in a single story-one designed to be read in one sitting. The thoughtful illustrations nurture a child's spiritual curiosity and draw them deeper into biblical truth.
This unique book also includes a letter to parents introducing the concept of the gospel as a story and offering suggestions for how to use the book with their children.
Ben Irwin is coauthor of Fascinating People of the Bible and one of the creators of The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People. He studies theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and spent several years as a writer for World Vision. He and his wife, Amanda, love in Grand Rapids, Mich., with their two daughters.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
Nick Lee drew a lot when he was little and simply never stopped. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and two kids. This is his first children's book.
I'm proud to have grown up in a Catholic family and to have studied in a Catholic school since elementary to highschool as well as study in a Catholic University in the Philippines. I was introduced to the Bible when I was in Grade 5 (that's when I transferred to an all-girls' Catholic school) and learned the Bible and its verses. So, when we moved here in the US, we can't afford to send our daughters to a Catholic school (because it's much more expensive) so it's up to me and hubby to slowly introduce them to praying and the Bible.
My 2 daughters, who are 4 and 6, already knows how to pray every night and we go to church every Saturday evening (for the Sunday Mass). They already know God and Jesus but they're still sometimes confused on who They are, specially when they don't see Him physically. So, I look for books which are meant for younger children so that they can understand who God and Jesus is in a simple way.
The book, The Story of King Jesus by Ben Irwin is a great book for young children because it made the Beginning and Jesus' story simpler and more understandable by children. It summarized the more complicated Bible verses into a children's story book. My daughters were so delighted when I read the book to them and they loved looking at the pretty illustrations as well.
This book covered the Beginning of God's Creation until Jesus' death and His resurrection and finding redemption in the future. In such a short story, the book made it much clearer to my daughters who God and Jesus is and in a small way, helped increase their faith.
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