Review of “The Biggest Story” Book by Kevin DeYoung
I received a copy of “The Biggest Story” Book by Kevin DeYoung from FlyByPromotions, and couldn’t wait to start reading. The illustrations alone, make you want to dive in and see what the book is about.
I started reading and felt that I was watching a play. You get a picture to go with the words and it really makes the story open up to you. I loved that it was written in a way, that you could read it to your little ones, or when they get older, read it by themselves. It’s always great to hear the story of the bible in another way. All of them go by the same true information, but seeing someone else’s perspective on the stories, is always fun.
This is definitely a book that can be passed down to new generations and enjoyed by all. Just like the bible itself, it will never grow old, and each time that you read it, you’ll learn something new.
I would really recommend this to any family wanting to learn more about God’s plan and purpose in our lives here on earth…until we go home to be with Him! 🙂
Once upon a time there lived a man and a woman. They were the happiest people on the planet.
True, they were the only people on the planet, but they were still terrifically happy.
Unfortunately, things didn’t stay happy and wonderful for long.
The Bible is full of exciting stories that fill children with awe and wonder. But kids need to know how all those classic stories connect to Scripture’s overarching message about God’s glorious plan to redeem his rebellious people.
In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung—a best-selling author and father of six—leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ’s death on the cross to the new heaven and new earth.
With powerful illustrations by award-winning artist Don Clark, this imaginative retelling of the Bible’s core message—how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden—will draw children into the biblical story, teaching them that God’s promises are even bigger and better than we think.
Ages 5-8 (read to me)
Ages 8-11 (read to myself)
Hardcover: 132 pages
Publisher: Crossway (August 31, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.3 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327 in Books
#2 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Children’s & Teens
#2 in Books > Children’s Books > Religions > Christianity > Bible > Stories
#68 in Books > Religion & Spirituality
About The Author:
Kevin DeYoung (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. He blogs at the Gospel Coalition and has authored or coauthored numerous well-known books such as Just Do Something, The Hole in Our Holiness, Taking God At His Word, as well as the award-winning books Why We’re Not Emergent, Why We Love the Church (with Ted Kluck), and Crazy Busy. DeYoung first served as a Pastor at First Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa and since August 2004, he has served as Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan near Michigan State University. DeYoung has authored or co-authored many books and articles, and his book Why We’re Not Emergent won the 2009 Christianity Today book award. His book Why We Love the Church won the 2010 Christianity Today Book Award and Leadership Journal Golden Canon Book Award. Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem was awarded the 2014 Christian Book of the Year by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). DeYoung is a member of the Gospel Coalition with Tim Keller, John Piper, and others. In 2012, DeYoung also gained nationwide attention for his article responding to the viral video Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus, after the popular rapper Lecrae posted DeYoung’s article, “Does Jesus hate religion? Kinda, sorta, not really,” on Facebook.
About The Illustrator:
Don Clark is an artist and the co-founder of Invisible Creature, a widely respected and award-winning design studio based in Seattle, Washington. Invisible Creature was formed in early 2006 with his brother Ryan. He has worked with clients such as Target, LEGO, WIRED magazine, Nike, Adobe, XBox, The New York Times, and more. Invisible Creature also designs and curates their own line of products for both children and adults. Their products can be found in stores such as Barneys New York, Walker Art Center, Nordstrom, San Francisco Museum of Art, Super7, Whole Foods, and more. Additionally, Invisible Creature’s client list reads like a veritable who’s-who of the music world, including Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Cornell, Wolfmother, Alice in Chains, and countless others. In 2008, Invisible Creature received their fourth consecutive Grammy nomination for packaging design. Don’s love for mid-century design and illustration lays the groundwork for Invisible Creature’s aesthetic, although his range reaches far beyond any one, specific style. He lives with his wife and their 3 children on a ranch 30 minutes southeast of Seattle.
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Lovely book, I was so impressed by the content and illustrations!
It was amazing – thanks for stopping by Heidi!
This looks like an excellent read for children and families. I have 2 kiddos that I feel would really get a lot from this book.
They would love it, and you too!! 🙂
I love when someone says that they found a book where they learn something new each time that they read it. This sounds like an awesome book to add to our library.
This one is great for any age – the artwork is amazing!
I love when any Bible story is told in a different, more “user friendly” way. I would like to see the story of Jesus’ birth told from the King’s point of view….why was he so afraid?
It’s always great to have different options for people to learn from His story! 🙂
I wish the story of Revelation was told in an easier to understand way. As a child, it scared me to death!
Yeah, reading it before you truly know the Lord could cause some concern. Now I see it as a hope for the future and my ticket to heaven! 🙂
I learned that author Kevin DeYoung is a reformed church pastor.