The Story of God’s Love for You, by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Jago, is a beautiful, Christ-centered, story-based summary of Scripture.
If you are familiar with the children’s Jesus Storybook Bible, then you will be familiar with this new version, as the text is exactly the same. In this version, the text reads as a chapter book. The ornate illustrations are absent from The Story of God’s Love for You, but the text remains the same.
If you haven’t read the children’s version, then I highly recommend taking a look at this beautiful release of Lloyd-Jones’ telling of the story of scripture, from Genesis to Revelation, with every story pointing to Jesus. The text is simple enough for those who are not familiar with the Bible to become familiar with the overarching theme—God’s redemptive plan to bring about the rescue of his people through His Son, Jesus. Any who are familiar with the Bible will find the simplicity of the text to be a beautiful reminder of the truths of the gospel.
The Story of God’s Love for You could be a useful tool in evangelism, as Christ is central and the cohesive theme of the Bible is easy to follow. The complete text of the Bible, particularly the Old Testament, could be written off as “too long” or “too confusing” by someone who is new to the Bible, but The Story of God’s Love for You is neither long nor confusing. To be clear, it is not a replacement for the reading and study of Scripture itself; rather, it is a helpful tool that highlights the gospel.
If you’re looking for a book to gift this Christmas, this is an excellent choice! My copy will be added to our bookshelves, to be enjoyed for many years to come.
FTC Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
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