The Jesus Storybook Bible

Every Story Whispers His Name

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The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones and beautifully illustrated by Jago is a unique children’s story Bible. This keepsake cloth hardcover edition’s cover is embossed in gold. It includes a dedication page, ribbon bookmark, and has large, glossy pages. The bold illustrations complement the text perfectly and keep children engaged as they delve into the delicious content.

Engaging and Inviting

Not only does this book invite children to thumb through the pages on their own, but it is also a delightful read-aloud. The way The Jesus Storybook Bible is written pulls you into each story. Some of the more complex concepts are explained in a way a child will understand.

A Wonderful Teaching Tool for Early Learners

As a teaching tool for homeschool Bible study, The Jesus Storybook Bible shows children how Jesus is the center of the entire Bible story.  Each story constantly points toward our need for a Savior. For example, in the Tower of Babel story, readers are reminded of the true lesson of that event:

“After that, people scattered all over the world, which is how we ended up with so many different languages to this day).

You see, God knew, however high they reached, however hard they tried, people could never get back to heaven by themselves. People didn’t need a staircase, they needed a Rescuer. Because the way back to heaven wasn’t a staircase, it was a Person” (p. 54).

My favorite story is “The King of all kings,” because of the lovely way it is told and pictured. This sweet retelling of the journey of the Wise Men to see “the baby King” is the culmination of the rest of the stories:

“The journey that had begun so many centuries before had led three Wise men here. To a little town. To a little house. To a little child. To the King God had promised David all those years before” (p. 198).

Each story is between five and eight pages long, which is just right for adding to our homeschool day for Bible study in the early years. The pages are colorfully illustrated, some with full-page pictures to keep little ones begging for more. Although I am enjoying this book as much as any child would, The Jesus Storybook Bible is appropriate for preschool through primary grades.

The publisher provided a review copy of The Jesus Storybook Bible.

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