God’s Big Promises Bible Storybook

By Carl Laferton, illustrated by Jennifer Davison
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92 foundational Bible stories, faithfully told and beautifully illustrated, which point to the one big story of the Bible—God making and keeping his promises.

Part of the God's Big Promises series.

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Watch children discover God’s big promises and how Jesus keeps every one of them!

Features include:
• 92 faithfully-told stories from the Old & New Testaments
• Simple, memorable language for small children ages 2-6
• 400+ pages filled with vibrant, full-color illustrations
• Bright icons trace 5 themes of God’s promises throughout Scripture

God’s Big Promises Bible Storybook contains both familiar stories, such as Noah & the ark, David & Goliath, and Daniel & the lions’ den, and lesser-known stories such as Jacob & Esau and Simeon & Anna.

Together, these 92 theologically faithful stories point to the one big story of the Bible: God making and keeping his promises to redeem his people.

Bright, colorful icons indicate which stories relate to a promise made or a promise kept within 5 distinct themes:
• Rescue
• People
• Land
• Joy
• King

It is the perfect first Bible to introduce a child to the stories of the Bible and the promise-keeping God who loves them. It also provides a trusted starting point for children to cultivate a lifelong love of God’s word.

Written by Carl Laferton, author of the best-selling and award-winning, The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross and the award-winning The God Contest.

It makes a great gift as well as being a useful church resource for preschoolers / kindergarten children. Can also be used for homeschool.

An Advent calendar, Christmas sticker book, and a sticker and activity book based on the heroes of the Bible are also available for purchase.

Product details


  • The Old Testament
    1. In the Beginning
    2. In the Garden
    3. The Snake and the Tree
    4. Out of the Garden
    5. Noah Builds an Ark
    6. The First Rainbow
    7. The Tall Tower
    8. God’s Promises to Abram
    9. Stars in the Sky
    10. A Baby at Last
    11. Jacob’s Sneaky Trick
    12. Jacob’s Special Dream
    13. Joseph in Trouble
    14. Joseph and the King of Egypt
    15. Joseph Meets His Brothers
    16. A Baby in the River
    17. Moses and the Burning Bush
    18. Let My People Go!
    19. The Rescue from Egypt
    20. A Path through the Sea
    21. God’s Commands
    22. God’s Tent
    23. Making a Not-God
    24. Joshua, Caleb, and the Explorers
    25. Moses Sees the Land
    26. Rahab and the Explorers
    27. The Walls of Jericho
    28. Joshua Says Goodbye
    29. Deborah, Barak, and the Big Battle
    30. Samson Saves the Israelites
    31. Ruth Finds a Family
    32. Hannah’s Special Son
    33. We Want a King!
    34. God Chooses a King
    35. David and Goliath
    36. A King Forever
    37. King Solomon
    38. Things Go Very Wrong
    39. Elijah and the Fire
    40. A King Is Coming
    41. Jonah and the Big Fish
    42. Out of the Land
    43. Daniel in the Lions’ Den
    44. Esther the Brave Queen
    45. Back in the Land Again
    The New Testament
    46. An Angel Visits Mary
    47. The Angel Speaks to Joseph
    48. Mary’s Thank-You Song
    49. Jesus Is Born
    50. Simeon and Anna Meet Jesus
    51. Wise Men Arrive
    52. Jesus Escapes
    53. The Baptism of Jesus
    54. Jesus in the Desert
    55. Jesus Chooses His Friends
    56. Get Up!
    57. A Dead Man Lives
    58. John the Baptist’s Question
    59. Jesus and the Storm
    60. Come Out of Him!
    61. Jesus Raises a Dead Girl to Life
    62. Buried Treasure
    63. Jesus Feeds the Crowds
    64. Who Do You Say I Am?
    65. Jesus on the Mountain
    66. The Good Samaritan
    67. Jesus Teaches His Friends to Pray
    68. The Good Shepherd
    69. The Life After This One
    70. The Religious Leader and the Tax Collector
    71. Jesus and the Little Children
    72. Zacchaeus Welcomes Jesus
    73. The King on the Donkey
    74. Jesus at the Temple
    75. A New Special Meal
    76. Praying in a Garden
    77. The King and the Thief
    78. Jesus Is Alive!
    79. The Strange Stranger
    80. Thomas Changes His Mind
    81. Jesus Goes to Heaven
    82. The Holy Spirit Arrives
    83. The First Church
    84. Philip and the Ethiopian
    85. The Road to Damascus
    86. The One Who Keeps God’s Promises
    87. Jesus’ Friends in Philippi
    88. Paul in Jerusalem and Rome
    89. Paul’s Letters
    90. More Letters
    91. What Heaven Is Like
    92. I Am Coming Soon


Age range: 2 - 6
Contributors Carl Laferton, Jennifer Davison
ISBN 9781784988128
Format Hardback
First published September 2023
Dimensions 6.1" x 7.5" x 1.3"
Case quantity 50
Language English
Pages 416
Publisher The Good Book Company

Alistair Begg

Bible Teacher, Truth For Life; Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Cleveland; Author, Pray Big and A Christian Manifesto

A unique storybook Bible: faithful to the biblical text, beautifully illustrated, and teaching young children the big picture of how God’s promises are fulfilled in Jesus.

Jen Wilkin

Author, None Like Him and Women of the Word

Christian parents, rejoice! God’s Big Promises faithfully tells the big story of the Bible with theological and pastoral care, offering both parent and child a clear and vivid view of the most important storyline ever crafted. Here is the truest and most beautiful story, both simple and profound, a priceless treasure to be passed from one generation to the next.

Andrew Wilson

Teaching Pastor, King's Church London; Author, God of All Things

This has everything I am looking for in a kids Bible: vivid and colourful artwork, well-told stories, ethnically diverse illustrations, faithfulness to Scripture, and a clear sense of how God’s promises hold history together. A go-to Bible for the next generation of children.

Customer reviews


“Excellent Storybook”

Excellently summarized bible stories with promises to follow through. Hits a lot of stories other Bible storybooks don’t include, and expertly navigates the details that are difficult for children to understand. Includes the NT epistles, which is exciting. The artwork is also colorful and diverse.


“Lovely and unique approach!”

Laferton presents God's Word to children in a unique way with this storybook Bible.

I love how he outlined this presentation by seeing the "bigger picture" of Scripture, and the repetitive themes we see. I greatly appreciate how he illuminates what some of God's promises are, and how we have seen Him fulfill them in Jesus. As a child, I often heard "the promises of God," but didn't fully understand what that meant, so this is a tangible way to explore that!

I also appreciated that this storybook Bible was presented chronologically, which is another useful and unique approach.

I did find some of the wording to be rather interpretive, which some readers may disagree with. Some of the illustrations were also a little intense for the young crowd that this is geared towards.

Other than that, I appreciated the approach and pray that it opens doors for many families to have conversations about the Word of God!

Thank you to The Good Book Company for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.


“Theologically accessible for kids!”

One of the notable features of this Bible Storybook is its versatility. It can be approached in two ways: readers can dive into the stories in order, or they can follow a structured reading plan called the "promise path." This path guides readers through stories that highlight God's significant promises, such as the promise of rescue, joy, among others. This flexible approach caters to various learning styles and allows children to engage with the Bible in a manner that suits their preferences.

Carl Laferton, who is also the author of best-selling books like The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross, and The God Contest, has successfully crafted a beginner-level Bible storybook that can be revisited repeatedly. Through these theologically sound stories, Laferton weaves together the overarching narrative of the Bible: God's relentless commitment to fulfilling His promises and redeeming His people. This approach provides a solid foundation for young readers, helping them grasp the interconnectedness of the Bible's stories and how they ultimately point to Christ and His fulfillment of these promises.

God's Big Promises Bible Storybook is an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, and anyone eager to introduce children to the profound truths of the Bible. Carl Laferton's adept storytelling and Jennifer Davison's vibrant illustrations combine to create a theologically rich and engaging book that will leave a lasting impact on young minds. This book masterfully conveys the Bible as one grand, true story, highlighting the promised-shaped narratives that ultimately find their fulfillment in Christ. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to every family seeking to nurture a deeper understanding of the Bible's enduring message in their children.


“So needed!”

This book and one’s like it are so important!! They help to convey the big picture ideas of the Bible through the stories, and how we can follow God’s faithfulness across many different story arcs.

I am often disappointed with children’s Bibles, because they cut out important components of the history in the Bible that teaches important lessons from God. A children’s Bible that only focuses on the story events themselves misses the reason why we have those stories…Romans 15:4 NLT “ “Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.”

I’m thankful for a Bible that seeks to follow promises and big ideas through the story and I hope there are more to come!


“Fresh and beautiful retelling”

This is a captivatingly illustrated book, and the story telling style is very welcoming. The Living Word Himself never gets old, but sometimes illustrated Bible Story books do. I was happy to add this one to our rotation to keep our kids’ passion alive!


“Stunning Illustrations and Great Retelling of Bible Stories”

We love giving away Bible storybooks to families who come to baptise their children at our Anglican Church, and this is a new favourite! It’s a great retelling of both popular stories and some more unknown stories, giving a great variety of bits of the Bible to learn together as a family. The illustrations are beautiful and really make this book excellent. Our favourite bit though is the inclusion of “promise paths”, giving a series of stories to read together to learn about things like God’s plan of rescue, his provision of a king, and even one big Bible story overview in 20 stories. We’d really recommend it!


“Using for Sunday school”

I purchased this book because I thoroughly enjoyed his earlier work, "The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross." I had been somewhat disappointed with previous children's Bibles, but this one has truly impressed me. It effectively conveys the core message of the stories, which is of utmost significance.


“Using for Sunday school”

I purchased this book because I thoroughly enjoyed his earlier work, "The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross." I had been somewhat disappointed with previous children's Bibles, but this one has truly impressed me. It effectively conveys the core message of the stories, which is of utmost significance.


“Great for Kids”

The bright illustrations, simple language, and themes of promise make this a great storybook to read aloud to young children!


“Great new resource”

Faithfully accurate and wonderfully illustrated. Jesus is displayed throughout scripture and the beautiful main point of scripture is pointed to. My 4 year instantly gravitated towards it which opened doors for sweet conversations.

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