Bible story books are ubiquitous; strewn across the waiting room table, jammed into a spinning bookrack alongside the likes of a purple dinosaur who claims to be family, and maybe even lurking under the back seat of your van where you can see, but can't quite reach it. But unless they are The Big Picture Story Bible, they are sorely lacking the cohesive thread that God has woven through the Old and New Testaments.
The Bible was not intended to be a collection of short stories, but rather a multi-generational study of why we need a Savior. The Big Picture Story Bible is the first children's book we have seen that accomplishes that goal.
Written with simplicity, The Big Picture Story Bible is an ideal first Bible story book as it succinctly unfurls the story of the Creator's plan to bring this rebellious world back under the rule of its rightful King.
Many Bible story books err by allowing the characters of the stories to become idols; Noah rescues the animals, David triumphs over Goliath, and Moses leads the Israelites. The Big Picture Story Bible, however, remains truly God-centered as it recaps the progressive story of redemption.
Not to be confused with a children's Bible, The Big Picture Story Bible integrates many familiar Bible stories into one story line that shows how a glorious God keeps His promise. After your children have been saturated with that awesome message, turn to a children's Bible to fill in all the details.
Because this is a children's book, a book you want even non-readers poring over, exceptional artwork is imperative. Even here, The Big Picture Story Bible does not disappoint. It is exceedingly obvious that the large, beautiful artwork was well thought-out; each appealing illustration has been executed with excellence. The Big Picture Story Bible is a delight for parents to read to their children, and eventually, for children to read on their own.