Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible

The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible

by Jared Kennedy
Illustrated by Trish Mahoney
Children's Bible Storybook
New Growth Press

Kids know the value of a promise. Through the gospel, our good and all-powerful God keeps his word and fulfills his promises to us better than we could have ever thought or imagined! 

In The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible, author Jared Kennedy traces God's perfect promises throughf ifty-two Old and New Testament stories, retold in simple and compelling ways with toddlers and preschoolers in mind. Each gospel-centered story highlights God's tale of redemption through Jesus and the unexpected and surprising ways that God's grace and mercy are revealed throughout the Bible. Children will hear the good news of God's love for them clearly expressed in ways that will speak to their young hearts. Brightly colored illustrations highlight the stories and add fun teaching elements of counting, opposites, patterns, and object recognition to keep even the youngest child's attention. Every story also ends with a question that parents and caregivers can use to further reinforce the message.

Through reading this book one chapter at a time to your children---or letting them read it to you!---even the youngest kids will come to know that God's promises are especially for them, and that God always keeps his promises.
  • Gospel-centered Bible stories expressed in ways that speak to toddlers and preschoolers.
  • Children will learn the good news of God's love for them.
  • Traces God's perfect promises through fifty-two Old and New Testament stories.
  • Brightly colored illustrations by Trish Mahoney highlight each story and add fun elements to keep young children's attention.
  • Each story ends with a question that parents and caregivers can use to reinforce the message.
My thoughts: THE BEGINNER'S GOSPEL STORY BIBLE is a collection of Bible stories for toddlers and preschoolers that will help to teach them the good news of God's love through 52 different Bible stories. The pictures and the style of writing are definitely engaging and will keep a young child's attention. 

While not technically biblically correct: the flood water didn't go "slurp" when the rain stopped, not everything was created in one day, and stuff like that it is good for children to be introduced and the person telling the story could correct the details if they want to. 

Recommended for daycares, preschools, church children's libraries, and families. 

I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own. 

Learn more, read a sample, and purchase a copy.

 Meet the Author

Jared Kennedy

 MDiv, ThM, is the husband to Megan and the father of three girls---Rachael, Lucy, and Elisabeth. He serves as Pastor of Families at Sojourn Community Church-Midtown in Louisville, KY and as children's ministry strategist for Sojourn Network. He blogs regularly at and is also the coauthor of Leadership Mosaic and two VBS programs, Proof Pirates and Clap Your HandsStomp Your Feet.

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1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts for Beginner's Gospel Story Bible.