The Big Picture Story Bible (Book with CD)

by David R. Helm

Hardcover, 2010



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Crossway (2010), Edition: Har/Com, Hardcover, 456 pages


Designed for kids ages 2-7, this children's Bible presents the remarkable true story of God's love for the world from both the Old and New Testaments with simple words and striking illustrations.

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LibraryThing member dohjee
This is one of those few books that get a 5-star rating from me. Most Bible story books for children retell various stories as vignettes - unconnected pieces. This is the only book that I have seen (for children) that treats the Bible as a single entity. Each story is told - from Creation to Revelation - but connected by the single thread of God's love for us. Absolutely a must-have!… (more)
LibraryThing member plamey
As a Father, pastor and teacher of the Bible, one of the things I want my congregation and family to always see is the big picture of Scripture. This is difficult when you are accustomed to plowing through the Bible one verse at a time. Sometimes we need to take a step back and examine the forest. There is a wonderful book for the five and under crowd that paints the "big picture" of Scripture better than any story Bible I have read. The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm with illustrations by Gail Schoonmaker is in a class all its own.

We have read many Bible books every morning at our breakfast table and The Big Picture stands out amongst them all. It captures the progressive story of redemption and remains Christ-centered throughout. The theme of the book is "God's people in God's place under God's rule." For adults this theme is related to the discipline of "Biblical Theology" which seeks to show that while Scripture contains sixty-six books, it is still one book with one central message. Graeme Goldsworthy is one theologian that has articulated this theme in his own books for "bigger people."

The illustrations are bold, colorful and eye-catching for young and old alike. I have found myself admiring the artwork while my son waits patiently for me to finish reading the story. The pages are large and easy on the eyes. One of the things I really enjoy about this work is that it opens the way for discussion in so many areas. Our three and a half year old loves it and has it essentially memorized. Though he can’t read he can basically recite the story page by page. I can’t recommend this wonderful work too much and I hope it will enjoy a wide readership amongst children who will grow up and one day follow the “Forever King.”
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LibraryThing member tporter
This is another book that I read regularly with my boys. Again, this helps see the Bible's storyline in the hope that they will see themselves as part of the Story, and join God in what he has done in his great son, Jesus the Christ.
LibraryThing member ronjawdi
What differentiates this Childrens Bible from others is that it seeks to understand the Bible from a historical-redemptive perspective. Rather than looking at individual stories, this book seeks to connect all these stories together pointing ultimately to Christ. This is welcomed in an age were people are now more and more unfamiliar with how the Bible fits together. How much more helpful since this is for children. They ought to learn to read their Bibles with the Bigger Picture in mind!!!… (more)


Physical description

456 p.; 9 inches


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