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Jesus Storybook Bible Deluxe Edition [With CD (Audio)]

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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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Debbie Although it is written for children, the way it is written will help teenagers and adults understand the unified message of the Bible. So many…moreAlthough it is written for children, the way it is written will help teenagers and adults understand the unified message of the Bible. So many Christians know isolated Bible stories, but have no idea how they fit together, or how they build on each other, or even that all the stories basically lead to the same point, that God had a plan way back in Genesis to redeem His chosen people for Himself through his son paying the penalty for our rebellion, and somehow every book of the Bible has to do with the beautiful wonder of His plan. This book clearly shows how God worked everything out for our benefit an His glory.(less)
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April Gardner
Dec 28, 2011 April Gardner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Kristen
Oct 04, 2008 Kristen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
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
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Skylar Burris
May 07, 2012 Skylar Burris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, bible
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
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
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April
This is a truly lovely children's Bible that does SO many things right.

The best thing it does is trace the story of Jesus through the whole Bible--it shows how every story points to the Ultimate Story in a way that is very graspable.

The illustrations are SO well done--it's so relieving to see diversity in color of skin and body type. It isn't a Bible full of Middle Eastern inexplicable white people like the children's Bible I grew up with.

I am not what you would call this Bible's typical audie
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Sara
Apr 19, 2013 Sara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
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
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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
Apr 30, 2009 Shaun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Shanna Gonzalez
Sep 14, 2009 Shanna Gonzalez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-04-08
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
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Mandy J. Hoffman
May 04, 2010 Mandy J. Hoffman rated it it was amazing
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
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John Gardner
Jun 19, 2011 John Gardner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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LeAnne
Delightful pictures invite young children to sit still and listen to these retellings of Bible stories. There are multiple pages (and therefore multiple full-bleed illustrations) for each story. Characters are shown as dusky-skinned Middle Easterners, not Northern Europeans. The tone of the telling, like the whimsical illustrations, is aimed at young children maybe ages four to seven, making it less suitable than Lions Day-by-Day Bible for older children or adults working on English reading skil ...more
Toni
Sep 30, 2013 Toni rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Nick
Apr 14, 2015 Nick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
The more I read and understand the Bible, the more I find it difficult to teach certain stories to kids and feel that I'm being honest to the meaning. Think of the stories that we teach in Sunday School:

1. the garden of eden (nudity, disobedience, stealing)
2. Noah's ark (death and distruction on an epic scale with a smiling family sailing atop bloated corpses)
3. Joshua and the Battle of Jericho (prostitution, warfare)
4. David and Goliath ("its ok to hit bad people as long as God tells you too..
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David
Feb 05, 2016 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For the last three years my wife and I have read this book with our daughter (and now son) during Advent. It works out quite well as the total Old Testament chapters plus the three about Jesus' birth total 24. So, and this should be obvious, you get one for each day of Advent! This is the first year that we are managing to keep it going and to read the second half of the book, the stories of Jesus. I give credit to my daughter, for she wants to keep reading!

Like any children's bible, there are c
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Jason Custer
May 05, 2013 Jason Custer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Karen
Mar 29, 2016 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved reading this with my kids!
Bree
Jan 10, 2013 Bree rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jeanie
No, the Bible isn’t a book of rules, or a book of heroes. The Bible is most of all a Story. It’s an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne-everything- to rescue the one he loves. It’s like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life!

There is real joy that comes when reading the word of God and sharing that joy with your children as they too learn
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Matthew
Jan 27, 2011 Matthew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 20, 2008 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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,
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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
Jul 07, 2012 Shirley Brosius rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
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
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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
Jul 10, 2011 Annie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Trevor
Buy this book for your kid or nephew and read it for yourself. This book should be one of the first things (after the actual Bible) that a new believer reads. I read this with Johannah while in seminary after graduating from Moody and I learned a few things and saw some elements of the Bible in a different light. I don't love the pictures but the text is excellent. A few times while reading it I was disappointed because of the liberties they took (which they do take on occasion) but several time ...more
Gail Welborn
Mar 17, 2012 Gail Welborn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
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
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Jeff Burgess
Jan 03, 2015 Jeff Burgess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You won't find a better "Kid's Bible" than this. Even Moms & Dads will be refreshed as the author reminds us that the whole Bible centers around the promised Christ.
Trudy
Nov 16, 2007 Trudy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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