The Jesus Storybook Bible by Susan Lloyd-Jones is the best children’s Bible I’ve come across. The beautiful illustrations and succinct way Lloyd-Jones communicates God’s word make it a must-buy for parents and grandparents alike.
Here’s an example from the first chapter:
No, the Bible isn’t a book of rules, or a book of heroes. The Bible is most of all a Story. It’s an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne – everything – to rescue the one he loves. It’s like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life!
You see, the best thing about this Story is – it’s true. 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 the puzzle – the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together, and suddenly you can see a beautiful picture.
And this is no ordinary baby. This is the Child upon whom everything would depend. This the Child who would one day – but wait. Our Story starts where all good stories start. Right at the very beginning…
I couldn’t have put it better myself. Have you read the Story? I recommend it as required reading for anyone who desires to know how and why they exist.
Non-fiction favorites for students of every age to fill your library should include:
The Magic School Bus – fun and effective learning tools, each book is a science adventure of exploration. Filled with fun facts presented in a visually appealing way, Inside Ralphie and Missing Bones take students on a field trip into the human body.
Dorling Kindersley Books (DK) – these visually attractive and engaging books provide factual information as well as experiments for students to try at home. DK Books cover everything from animals to the stars. How the Body Works introduces children to the major systems of the human body.
Fun fact books, such as Grossology, 101 Things Every Kid Should Know..., and The Mystery of the Periodic Table, are three examples of books which attract and keep the student’s attention while introducing them to the foundations of biology and chemistry.
What are some of your non-fiction favorites?