The Jesus Storybook BibleNot many storybook Bibles can make me cry.

In fact, there isn’t one… except for this one.

The Jesus Storybook Bible is a compelling storied, interpretive, retelling of Scripture. Author Sally Lloyd-Jones walks the reader from the beginning to the end of Scripture. She starts with “The Story and the Song” and teaches the reader about God and what the Bible is and isn’t. The author emphasizes that this is first and foremost a story… a true story “of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them.”

Storied approach

You know how some people have the gift of telling captivating stories? And they do it in a way that keeps you on edge of your seat, makes you think, and tugs at your emotions? Well Sally Lloyd-Jones did just that in this storybook Bible. It’s not just a telling of a Bible story, but it links and threads the Gospel through it. The tagline of the book is true in every way: “Every story whispers his name.” It’s interpretive. The stories have both application and compelling thoughts all in one. It’s a moving account of what God has done and is doing in the lives of his people.

I waited to highlight this story Bible because I wanted to read and experience this one with my family. We had a lot of fun and it meant so much to all of us as we read through it. My wife would say: “For adults this story Bible is thought provoking, but it’s written in language that is easy enough for children to understand.” And, like I said at the beginning, it’s bound to make you cry.

Sally Lloyd-Jones does a phenomenal job of sharing the Gospel and the story God is weaving all throughout human history, and the audience cannot help but feel like God is inviting us into this story as the author tells it.


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Is The Jesus Storybook Bible a full text of the Bible? Nope.
Does this Bible have a lot of Bible stories in it? Not really. There are 44 stories total. That’s not insignificant, but in light of the thousands of stories in the full-text of Scripture, 44 isn’t a whole lot.
Are the major Bible stories present? Yes and no.

Number of pages: 352
Age range: 4 – 8 years
Publisher: ZonderKidz, February 20, 2007

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Published by Jeremy Mavis

Married to one. Father of two. Friend to several. Blogger to many. Pastor to all. And a passionate follower of Jesus Christ.