Since I use a Kid’s Bible or a Storybook Bible almost weekly, I was intrigued by the new one with devotions from Billy Graham called God’s Good News: Bible Storybook.
Overall, the cover seems like it’s a little cheesy, but not horribly like some kid’s books and it seems like it will hold up to some wear and tear. This is not a board book so likely for a little older kids or those who do well with tearable pages (my almost 1 and a half year old would have a hay day with this book so it’s used only with supervision!). I love that the contents includes a lot of Bible stories. There are 192 pages so they definitely packed a lot of content into the book. Plus, I am a big fan of storybook bibles that include stories after Jesus has risen. This one does that! So many stop at Jesus rising without including stories about Paul or the early church. So I gave this book props for that.
As for the stories, each one is about a page or two. The neat thing is that the stories include selected scripture and include the reference points. For the most part, they seem to be very focused on keeping the content similar to the Bible if not using the exact verses. After the story, there is a page with a short devotional from Billy Graham related to what was happening in the story. In all, these are a reasonable length for many kids’ attention spans. The pictures are interesting enough, but may not include as many details as some would like. Overall, I am glad that I can use this book and be able to pull stories from it to supplement our curriculum in our children’s ministry.
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