“Once upon a time, there lived a man and a woman. They were the happiest people on the panet. True, they were the only people on the planet, but they were still terrifically happy…Unfortunately, things didn’t stay happy and wonderful for long…”
So begins the new book by Kevin DeYoung entitled ‘The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher brings us back to the Garden’ (we should all buy the book simply for the sub-title). It is a walk through major stories of the Bible aimed at 5-11 year olds to help them see the great story of the Scriptures. The inside cover explains: “The Bible is full of exciting stories that fill children with awe and wonder. But kids need to know how all those classic stories connect to Scripture’s overarching message about God’s plan to redeem his rebellious people.”
I believe that one of the best things Christian parents can do for their children is to help them see the big story of the Bible and how all of the stories are connected to it. I am excited about DeYoung’s book because it will help parents to do just that.
Also, I should note that the illustrations are pretty cool too. I mean, just look at the Table of Contents page below! Barry Wallace sent me a good article where the illustrator Don Clark is interviewed about the book. Interesting to hear him talk about his work.
Parents if you are looking for a good resource for home devotions, then give this one a try. I think you will enjoy it!