The Jesus Storybook Bible
Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones
Illustrations: full page color illustrations
Text Density per page: approximately 50-100 words per page
Age: 4 and older (My opinion: As soon as your child stops eating books and older)
My Goodreads Rating: 4 stars (I really liked it.)
Summary: The Jesus Storybook Bible
Sally Lloyd-Jones tells the story of Jesus, starting at Genesis and ending at Revelation. Every one of the forty-four Bible stories in The Jesus Storybook Bible point to God’s love for his children — a “Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.” A Love that ultimately is fulfilled in Christ.
Here is a sample, narrated by David Suchet:
Illustrations: The Jesus Storybook Bible
Jago illustrated The Jesus Storybook Bible with his trademark bright colorful drawings. The illustrations are bright and engaging yet avoid that cutesie style that often characterizes children’s story bibles.
My Opinion: The Jesus Storybook Bible
The Jesus Storybook Bible is my favorite children’s religious book for the following reasons:
- Sally Lloyd-Jones tells the story of the Bible as a coherent whole rather than just presenting the Bible as a series of moralistic tales. In fact, I would consider giving this storybook Bible even to an adult who wanted to understand the full message of the Bible.
- The writing is engaging, fresh, and will captivate children’s imaginations. Two year-olds love The Jesus Storybook Bible, but parents love reading it too!
- The Jesus Storybook Bible is Christ-centered. Every story points to Christ. Every story encourages love and affection for Him.
My (small) reservation:
- In my opinion, a couple sections err on the side of silliness (ex. “Daniel and the scary sleepover”).
For those who would like more information, The Jesus Storybook Bible website has samples, reviews, and even some free downloads! Also, a deluxe audio version of Jesus Storybook Bibleis available narrated by David Suchet (on our wish list!)
|Evidence that my children LOVE our Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago!|
This book review is part of my Feb 2012 series Children’s Books That Say, “I Love You”