"Once upon a time there lived a man and a woman. They were the happiest people on the planet. 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..."
In Chapter 6, when discussing how God's people wanted a King even though he warned them how kings could be bad, Kevin DeYoung writes, "be careful what you ask for- you just might get it". With 10 chapters written in this very down to earth style, The Biggest Story retells most of the biblical timeline in a fresh way that is very easy to follow.
My children and I have read through The Biggest Story one chapter at a time in the mornings. Kevin DeYoung doesn't just retell Bible stories he explains and condenses them. I really liked how he took the complex message of the Bible, and without "dumbing" it down brought it to your child's level. Actually he helped me see how everything connected better than I had before too.
There are two main themes throughout this 132 page, hardback book. One- Jesus is not only the Savior, but the fulfillment of multiple prophecies. He is the Snake Crusher. Two- The Biggest Story shows how after losing the Garden home in the beginning, God's people were constantly fighting, losing, searching, and longing for a home throughout the Bible. He then shows that Jesus came to finally be the One to lead them and us to our promised home.
I can't review this book without raving about the vivid and powerful illustrations by the award winning artist, Don Clark. The bright colors and geometric designs with the influence of nature just draw you in to the story. While the message of the Bible is not new, the look created by Don Clark and casual writing style of Kevin DeYoung, make it feel modern.
Here's a great Promo Video from Crossway
If you are looking for a beautifully illustrated book, with vibrant colors, that links the Bible stories to show how God's plan for his people unfolds, then I highly recommend The Biggest Story: How The Snake Crusher Brings Us Back To The Garden. It is wonderful book to read together as a family.
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