The biggest story : how the snake crusher brings us back to the garden

by Kevin DeYoung

Paper Book, 2015



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Wheaton, Illinois : Crossway, [2015]


Featuring chapters that are short enough to be read in one sitting, this illustrated Bible story book imaginatively retells the biblical narrative in one continuous story, helping kids connect the dots from Genesis to Revelation.

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LibraryThing member rbclibrary
[T]he Bible is more than a collection of individual stories with heroes to imitate or villains to avoid imitating. It is one big story comprised of all the smaller stories. It’s the story of God’s work of creation; humankind’s fall, bringing with it the corruption of everything; and God’s
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work to make it all right again.

Do your children know this story, the biggest one? Do they understand how the stories of the Old and New Testament fit together into a grand narrative of a “snake-crushing King” and “destined-to-die Deliverer” who will bring us back to the garden?

Kevin DeYoung’s purpose for writing this book is to give children the whole picture, the one that connects “the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ’s death on the cross to the new heavens and new earth.” This book started as a Christmas sermon for the families in his church, a sermon written to read like a book. Now, in the Biggest Story, DeYoung's text has been joined with the rich illustrations of Don Clark, illustrations even more evocative (if possible) than the text.
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LibraryThing member kittycrochettwo
What a wonderful way to introduce Bible stories to youngsters. The Biggest Story by Kevin DeYoung is filled with brightly colored illustrations that will capture there imagination and draw them into the stories of the Bible. Written in a simplistic way that will allow youngsters to understand and
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connect with the stories, while also teaching them the message of the Bible. Written for youngsters, this is actually a book that young and old will appreciate. Once I picked up this book I read it cover to cover because of the smoothly flowing story that unfolded inside. While I have read the Bible extensively I have to admit there is something about the illustrations and wording of this book that inspires and put a smile on my face as I read it. A great book for gift giving, and I could see using it in home study or even in Sunday school. What a wonderful way to capture your youngsters imagination and get them hooked on God's word. I only wish there would have been a book like this when I was growing up.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.
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LibraryThing member staciewyatt
I read this book in exchange for honest review. The book's premise is that Adam and Eve led a terrific life before the fall. They were the only two people on Earth. They talked with God. They took care of the animals. The couple lived in a perfect paradise until they partook of the Tree of Good and
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Evil. Then, they was removed from the garden.

The book also discusses how God was not happy with the world, so he destroyed it with a flood. Noah became the new Adam and his family became the first residents of the new Earth. Sin was still present though in the new Earth. Other topics include the Tower of Babel; The Story of Abraham; The Story of Jacob and his sons Judah and Joseph; and The Story of Moses. The journey to the promised land was an interesting one with so many twists and turns, but one of the descendants was set to defeat the snake.
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LibraryThing member michelleannlib
This book has incredible illustrations - a great book for Christian parents to share with their children. I'll admit, I'm not the audience for this book but I read the whole thing simply because of the artwork. Well done.
LibraryThing member wpcalibrary
In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung―a best-selling author and father of nine―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
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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.
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Physical description

129 p.; 24 cm


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