Andrew Hughes | Category: Bible Study
In the last few years, there has been an increasing amount of excellent children's Bibles, resources, and Bible storybooks that have aimed to not just tell the stories individually for kids but to connect the stories of Scripture into the one larger story of God's redemptive plans. While the Bible has thousands of individual stories, they are all part of one main narrative about God.
A few weeks ago in his sermon, Pastor Ben mentioned 3 story Bibles that he found helpful (even for an adult!) in giving a great overview of Scripture. There are many other excellent ones out here but here are a few good ones to start with if you don't have one.
The Jesus Storybook Bible
The subtitle of this storybook Bible for children is "Every Story Whispers His Name." The focus of this Bible is to highlight how all of Scripture points to Jesus.
The introduction states the following, "There are lots of stories in the Bible, but all the stories are telling one Big Story. The Story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them. 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."
Buy a copy here.
The Big Picture Story Bible
As the title indicates, the effort of this story Bible is to give children the big picture of what is happening in Scripture.
It highlights themes such as the promises of God and the kingdom of God, concepts that can be complex for adults to grasp, but detailed here in an understandable fashion for children. This is a great resource to help anyone understand how the Garden in Genesis connects to the New Creation in Revelation.
Buy a copy here.
The Bible's Big Story: Salvation History for Kids
This resource from Professor Jim Hamilton of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is more of a short booklet (24 pages) than a full-fledged Bible Story book like the other two above. But its aim is to hit the major points in salvation history such as Creation, Fall, Flood, Exodus, etc. This is a helpful resource to teach children the overall framework of Scripture.
Go buy a copy here.
So, what other resources and Bible Storybooks have you found to be helpful in teaching children the overall structure and story of Scripture? Share them below in the comments!
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