Jeremy's Reviews > The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden

The Biggest Story by Kevin DeYoung
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Aug 22, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, religion, bible, children-ya, read-to-kate
Read from June 13 to 23, 2016 — I own a copy , read count: 1

Very good, although we're not headed back to a/the garden; we're headed toward a garden-city, the New Jerusalem.

The note to parents at the end is excellent.

Here's the DVD.

Comments at WORLD : "As author Kevin DeYoung explains, The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden (Crossway, 2015) began as a Christmas sermon meant to showcase the Nativity in light of “the biggest story” of the Bible as a whole. Too long for a picture book, too condensed for a Bible storybook, it carves out a niche of its own. The narrative touches on all the great biblical themes while sketching a classic plot: setting, conflict, development of the conflict, solution presented, climax, and denouement. The stylized full-color illustrations complement this approach beautifully. DeYoung likes to present contrasts (such as, 'We run from God, so he comes to us'), and illustrator Don Clark pictures many side-by-side contrasts and symbolic images. The presentation is best for children who are capable of slightly abstract thinking. Some parents may find the style too informal in places (e.g., 'bad guys,' 'a whole bunch'), and basic concepts like sin could be more fully developed; but The Biggest Story makes a worthwhile addition to the family bookshelf."
2 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Biggest Story.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

08/12/2015 marked as: to-read
06/13/2016 marked as: currently-reading
06/23/2016 marked as: read
show 5 hidden updates…

No comments have been added yet.