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This beautiful deluxe edition of the Moonbeam Award Gold Medal Winner is a storybook Bible to treasure. It includes the narrative on two CDs so children can read along.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 10th 2009 by Zonderkidz (first published February 20th 2007)
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Kristen
I love every aspect of this Bible. The illustrations by Jago are both charming and intriguing. There are about fifty stories, a good balance. The text itself is exactly what I want my children to hear, theologically. I love this line from the very first chapter. "The Bible isn't mainly about you and what you should be doing. It's about God and what he has done." AMEN.

The subtitle is "Every Story Whispers His Name" and indeed, every story does. "No, the Bible isn't a book of rules, or a book of h...more
April Gardner
My friend, Julie's review:

As a teacher, I have seen dozens of children's Bibles. I have never been impressed, really, preferring the real thing to the cheesy, cartoony pages of children's Bibles. Until now. Through one of my favorite singer/songwriters, I have come across The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. I teared up when I read the first pages. And now, I have purposed to buy it for every child's birthday or baby shower that comes across my calendar. (Sorry to spoil the surprise f...more
Ebookwormy
The strength of this book is two fold. One, every story ends with a reference to Jesus, showing how He illustrates a truth, full fills a prophecy, exemplifies a character trait, etc. Secondly, the illustrations are truly unique and not "westernized". Jesus really has an olive complexion as his Jewish roots would indicate. People and angels come in various colors.

This book is part of our regular Bible rotation, and we have given it as gifts for Christmas, Birthday and baby showers. Advertisement...more
Sara
The Jesus Storybook Bible by author Sally Lloyd-Jones is a Bible book for children in which every story points to Christ. The Collector’s Edition includes the book plus three audio CDs of narration and a DVD of animated stories. There is also an Italian Duo-Tone leather edition of The Jesus Storybook Bible that is beautiful and would be perfect for a gift.

My husband and I absolutely loved the first book that we read by Sally Lloyd-Jones, Song of the Stars, so we were excited to read this storybo...more
Skylar Burris
I am frequently dissatisfied with children’s Bibles, which may be why I acquire so many. I keep hoping the next one will compensate for the deficiencies of the last. I have one I chose because the vocabulary, for a change, wasn’t too dumbed down; one I chose because the pictures, for a change, were actually Semitic in appearance (no blonde, Anglo-Saxon Jesus in that one); one I chose because the stories weren’t overly sanitized; one I chose because it included more stories than most. This one, h...more
Danielle
Phenomenal. It's really astonishing how good this is. Recently, we started reading straight through it, one story a night, with our son who will be five at the end of November 2012. His questions and understanding of our covenant faith have matured a lot during this family time. He wants to start it over from the beginning. I can't recommend this highly enough for parents of small children, and even for new Christians. I've benefited greatly from it myself, and I've been a Christian my whole lif...more
midnightfaerie
The Jesus Storybook Bible was given to my 5 yr old as a gift when he won a contest at church. He loves it. He's 6 yrs old now, and his twin brothers are three, and I read a few of these stories each day until the whole book was done. I read to them everyday, but even the twins would say "I love the Jesus book!" when I asked them what they wanted me to read. It's a great beginner bible, with bright, colorful pictures that they all love. Some of the pictures also were depicted lengthwise on the pa...more
Shaun
I’ve been working my way through The Jesus Storybook Bible with my children for several months. It only took a few of the short stories to make it one of their all time favorite Bible story books. The intended age range for this book is four to seven years old, but my children as young as three and as old as ten have enjoyed it as well.

The Jesus Storybook Bible is comprised of 21 stories from the Old Testament and 23 stories from the New Testament. What makes this book unique is the way each sto...more
Shanna Gonzalez
In the overwhelming abundance of Children's Bibles, The Jesus Storybook Bible stands out in its Christ-centeredness and above-average writing. As Mark Tubbs says in his detailed review at Discerning Reader, "Every story does indeed whisper the person and work of Jesus Christ. The message of man’s sinfulness, his inability to obey, and God’s enduring grace bleeds through every page."

In Lloyd-Jones' attempts to contextualize the stories for young children she does take some liberties, but these us...more
Mandy Hoffman
MY REVIEW

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Deluxe Edition is a wonderful resource to add to any child's bookshelf. It is like a Bible but with a twist. Instead of chapters and verses it holds a story book version of the Bible. The whole point of this Bible is slightly different than the traditional "Bible Story Book", instead it is to tell the story as a whole rather than short stories here and there.

I like this Bible storybook because it doesn't try condense the Bible into child-length stories, but ra...more
John Gardner
A couple months ago, my wife and I bought the Jesus Storybook Bible to read to our son (18 months old). While it’s probably still a little beyond his current comprehension, it sure is a lot of fun! I’ll really enjoy watching him and our future children grow into it.

What makes this particular children’s Bible so much better than any other I’ve seen is the fact that it combines kid-friendly illustrations and language with faithfulness to the Biblical metanarrative. In other words, it avoids the pr...more
Toni
The more I read this the more I don't like it. I think it would be better labeled the Jesus storybook, because this is not the bible. In fact it is so added too and taken from its far from the bible. Just to mention a few theological discrepancies in the very beginning God says " hello stars" it does not say he spoke them into existence. then you have Eve believing that God does not love her, that's not what the bible says at all. To go on the story of Rachel and Leah frustrates me to no end. Ra...more
Jason Custer
I love this book for one main reason: it shows how every story points to Jesus.

This storybook is desperately needed in a Christian culture that has watered down the Bible to a book of morality and life lessons for children. This book shows that the Bible is not about them (and that is good news!) - it is about Jesus and how he is rescuing the world and making everything "sad come untrue." That's really all you need to know in order to purchase and read this book to your children: it points to Ch...more
Bree
Notes:
yes, every story does whisper His name, but not like this book
this is not a bible at all, just a poorly written storybook
embellished inaccurate stories are ridiculous
omits real truth for a watered down, feel-good gospel
implies that our hearts are full of question marks instead of sin
wrong in every possible way, will never read this to my children
Matthew Robbins
My son is a little over a year old now. One of the things I most looked forward to about becoming a dad was the chance to share the truth about God and Christ with my children through the scriptures. As we asked around, we kept hearing about The Jesus Storybook Bible, by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Everyone (even some friends of ours who didn’t even have kids yet) said it was an amazing Bible. We picked up a copy for ourselves, and I then had the opportunity to get a deluxe edition from the publisher. Ba...more
Rachel
This Bible starts at the beginning of the "story". The hero finds his beloved. He loses his beloved and has to go to extreme lengths to get her back, even giving the ultimate sacrifice to rescue her.

The pictures aren't as realistic as I would've preferred (a pet peeve about children's books), but this Bible shows God as loving and caring and non-punitive, something rare in children's Bibles.

One of my favorite examples of this atypical approach is the story of The Fall.
In most children's bibles,...more
Margaret
You've heard me before, right? The Jesus Storybook Bible is an amazing experience, literally whispering the name of Jesus throughout --> Old Testament through the New Testament. While it's true the deluxe edition and the original as well as the gorgeous leather versions are a great kid-size books. But have you wanted to spend the Advent season together reading aloud and truly sharing the Jesus Storybook Bible as a family you may want to invest in the larger lap-size read-aloud version. This i...more
Shirley Brosius
Whether you’re 4 or 104, if you would like to read the Bible as a storybook, this is the storybook for you. Gorgeous illustrations by Jago set off God’s story from beginning to end. Adam and Eve, Noah and Moses, David and Goliath, Old Testament people and prophets and of course Jesus—lots of stories about Jesus and his contemporaries--lead you from creation to Jesus’ death on the cross and on to his appearance to Saul and to John’s revelation on the island of Patmos.

This inch-thick hardcover boo...more
Matt
Prelimenary review really, because I'm still reading. I've been looking for a good bible story collection. This is the best so far, and I like the illustrations, but I don't like how the stories have been excerpted and tamed. It's not a particularly good paraphrasing, and I find the little sermonette's at the end of each story to be a little annoying. The girls like it alot, though all the stories I've told from it have had alot of ad libbing from me so I'm not sure that's a fair review of the b...more
Annie
I haven't read it all the way through yet, but this Bible is seriously amazing in how it's both artistic and communicates the gospel story. Most children's Bibles are very morally driven, putting the emphasis upon right-and-wrong over God's redemptive plan and salvation. I only know that because I taught Sunday school for a few years, and coming to books like this now changes the way I think about ministering to kids.

I know it's a children's Bible, but I seriously loved it so much looking throu...more
Gail Welborn
The Jesus Storybook Bible, by Sally Lloyd-Jones & Illustrated by Jago, Zonderkidz, 2007, Ages 4 and UP, 352 Pages, ISBN-13: 978-0310708254, $16.99

Winner of the 2007 Moonbeam Gold Medal award, 2009 NAPPA Award and 2010 Mom’s Choice Award in children’s religious category, The Jesus Storybook Bible does whisper His name as the subtitle says. However, many of the stories are not biblically accurate.

Even though JAGO’s cartoon style illustrations of animals, people and settings are colorful, invi...more
Trudy
This author takes key stories from the bible and tells them in such captivating ways. Never before have I been so touched by a children's book. I got this to use in my kindergarten Sunday school class, but older children and adults will fall in love with it as well. It is written so simply, yet the message is so profound. It paints the picture of a loving and compassionate God and how everything, since the beginning of time, pointed to the coming of his son, Jesus. It's written in such a way tha...more
Chad Barnes
Tremendous. Absolutely tremendous. This is undoubtedly the single most valuable resource my wife and I utilize in teaching our son the Bible at home. In all fairness, my 3 year old is probably a year or two too young to benefit from it the way he will, but he still looks forward to reading the Bible every night. Our family is currently reading through the Old Testament stories in the JSB, and my wife and I have been genuinely blessed by Lloyd-Jones ability to demonstrate how the Old Testament Sc...more
Sally
This Bible is a wonderful companion with the book and CD collection “Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing. My review can be seen http://sallyscreativecorner.blogspot..... This combination would make a wonderful Christmas gift!

This is a beautifully written and illustrated children’s hard cover Bible. This brings to life the story beneath the stories in the Bible….Salvation. They will learn that Jesus is the missing piece of the puzzle. He is the piece that fits it all together from beginning to end.

I...more
Shalee
Oct 04, 2014 Shalee rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents, anyone involved in children's ministry
There are a lot of things I really love about this book.
1. It does a wonderful job of presenting the Bible as one story. Every single chapter points to Jesus and God's plan of redemption.
2. It doesn't gloss over the unpleasant things, but there's always a sense of hope; it makes it clear that the story doesn't end there.
3. It does a good job of getting the lesson across in the story without dropping anvils or getting distracted by the ark/giant/whale/other things that really aren't the main poin...more
Sarah
By far the most beloved children's book in our home. We look forward to nightly readings from this book. The illustrations and language are absolutely beautiful. This is not simply an interpretation of biblical stories into youth appropriate text...this is a lyrical lore of a deeper understanding of the intertwined message of love and salvation found throughout the Bible.
"The people God uses don't have to know a lot of things or have a lot of things - they just have to need him a lot."
"He woul...more
Emily Kimball
Just read through this in a couple hours while the little one I'm babysitting sleeps. By far the best children's Bible I have read yet! I don't consider myself an expert in children's Bibles, but this one has loads of healthy and nurturing things in it. All the stories are tied together with the thread of God's love for us people, all the people in the stories are very human through their behaviours and emotions, the narrator has a fantastic style of storytelling that sucks you in (even as an ad...more
Julia
The strength of this Children's Bible--the thing that makes it worth reading over and over--is the fact that every story from the Old Testament ends by foreshadowing Jesus' coming and every story in the New Testament ends by explaining Jesus's gift to us and/or foreshadowing his second coming. This is what the real Bible does, though it is much more subtle and sometimes missed, so finding a Children's Bible that does it is a real gift.

The biggest con (to me--this might not bother anyone else) is...more
Kristyn
I'll say that I like this storybook Bible better than others, but by the end it started to bother me. (In general I don't like children's storybook Bibles.)

The good: 1. the illustrations. Some of the best illustrations I've seen definitely for Bibles but also books in general. 2. My son at 4.5 loves it and wants to read the stories over and over. 3. It has fewer obnoxious paraphrase-type things than other storybook Bibles.

The not as good: 1. The format becomes redundant the more one reads. Just...more
David
Hands down the best Children's Story Bible available today. Sally Lloyd-Jones has written an engaging, accessible, and dramatically Christ-centered Story Bible that traces the story of redemption from Genesis through Revelation. The artwork is amazing too! It would have been perfect if it didn't include pictures of Jesus but we'll give the publishers a pass since I have yet to find a Children's Story Bible without pictures of Jesus. We've read it several times over at our home and our children l...more
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