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the Jesus storybook bible

Our daughter Abby (15mo.) is really beginning to get into books these days. She is still with the most basics, but it's fun to see her enjoying it. This week, we bought our first kid's Bible and it is incredible! It's called The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name, by Sally Lloyd-Jones.

Pastor Timothy Keller, who greatly influenced Lloyd-Jones' writing, says, "I would urge not just families with young children to get this book, but every Christian—from pew warmers, to ministry leaders, seminarians and even theologians! Sally Lloyd-Jones has captured the heart of what it means to find Christ in all the scriptures, and has made clear even to little children that all God's revelation has been about Jesus from the beginning—a truth not all that commonly recognized even among the very learned."

Here's an excerpt:

“It’s like an adventure story about a young Hero who came from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne, everything to rescue the one he loves. It’s like the most wonderful of fairy tales that have come true in real life.

You see, the best thing about this story is—it’s true.

It takes the whole Bible to tell this story. And at the center of the Story there is a baby. Every story in the Bible whispers his name. He is like the missing piece in a puzzle—the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together and suddenly you can see a beautiful picture.

And this is no ordinary baby. This is the Child upon whom everything would depend. This is the baby that would one day—but wait, our story starts where all good stories start. Right at the very beginning...”

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