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.
Watch children discover God’s big promises and how Jesus keeps every one of them!
• 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:
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.
It makes a great gift as well as being a useful church resource for preschoolers / kindergarten children. Can also be used for homeschool.
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
|Carl Laferton, Jennifer Davison
|6.1" x 7.5" x 1.3"
|The Good Book Company
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.
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.
There is no greater goal for parents or grandparents than to capture their kids’ minds and imaginations with the story of the Bible. This storybook Bible does just that, and we are thrilled that Carl and Jen have combined their skills to bring it to families everywhere.
God’s Big Promises Bible Storybook has 45 stories from the Old Testament and 47 stories from the New Testament for 92 stories in all. The illustrations are vibrant, detailed, and engaging. Lots of colors and pictures on each page to delight the reader. The font is simple for young readers. Each story lists the corresponding Scripture right under the title.
I think what makes this Bible Storybook unique and different from any others I’ve come across are the “Promise Paths” throughout the book.
There are 6 paths and they are:
About his people
About a good land to live in
That he will bring JOY —happiness
About a king
One big story in 20 stories
Each of these paths is color coded with corresponding emblems found throughout the book. These emblems that are shaded in the middle when God makes a promise and the shaded part turns white on the emblem when God keeps a promise.
This is a Bible storybook so expect the language to be as such. There are some direct quotes from Scripture, but this is obviously not Scripture. Yet I still think Bible storybooks have their place with discipling our children. This book would be great for younger kids, ages 1-6. My children are on the older end of this, but still enjoy reading through the stories and looking at the beautiful illustrations.
I received God’s Big Promises Bible Storybook compliments of The Good Book Company in exchange for my honest review.
God’s Big Promises Bible Storybook is a storybook Bible for young children written by Carl Laferton. My family has been greatly blessed by Laferton’s children’s book, The Garden, The Curtain, and The Cross and when I saw that he was releasing a children’s Bible, I couldn’t wait to read it! God’s Big Promises Bible Storybook is for children ages 2-6 and my 5 year old really enjoys it! The illustrations are vibrant which helps keep children engaged.
Each story is brief and communicates deep truths in a way that is understandable to young readers. Sometimes family discipleship time feels defeating because my children struggle to pay attention so I greatly appreciate the brevity of each story. The intro of the Bible includes symbols to help children recognize when God makes promises throughout the story of Scripture and when He keeps promises. Many of the stories contain the symbols. This is a unique attribute of God’s Big Promises Bible Storybook that I appreciate because it helps little ones begin to make whole Bible connections.
We are so grateful for God’s Big Promises Bible Storybook and can’t wait to read more by Carl Laferton!
We were looking for a kid’s Bible focused on the gospel, that shows how the Old Testament speaks of Jesus (John 5:39-40).This Bible has been great for that. The emphasis on God making promises and fulfilling them has allowed us to use it to point our 16 month old daughter to Christ as God’s ultimate fulfilment of these promises!
If you are looking for a beginner's Bible for kids ages 2 - 5, then definitely consider reading through God's Big Promises Bible Storybook with your family this year!
Speckled through the Bible storybook are symbols representing each time that God makes a promise, as well as highlighted symbols sharing when God kept those promises.
This Bible is engaging, beautifully illustrated, and Biblically accurate. My grandkids have loved it!
The God’s Big Promises Storybook Bible is illustrated amazingly. The explanations of each Biblical event are told in an age appropriate manner. My children have love reading this each night.
This book features some of the best illustrations I have ever seen on the pages of a children’s storybook Bible! The colors are vibrant, the facial expressions of the people are genuine, and the full-page use of illustrations strongly engage little kids.
We really love Carl Laferton’s book in the Tales that Tell the Truth Series “The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross” so I was excited about the potential of this work.
Unfortunately, I was disappointed by the over simplified language and stripping down of important Bible stories. I appreciate the goal to create a resource accessible to kids, but I believe it was done to an unnecessary degree.
I personally would only use this resource up to about 2-3yo, letting the kids enjoy the beautiful pictures as they build their own imaginative skills. Beyond that age I would look to other resources or the Bible itself.
Absolutely stunning artwork, the stories are written very well for small kids and keep them engaged
I bought the bible story book a couple of months ago for my three-year-old granddaughter. I have not given it to her yet, I think I will wait another year.
The artwork looks great and the text is very carefully done. I look forward to sharing it with her and would recommend it to anybody.
Our five year old and three year old both love this book of Bible stories. I've found them both flicking through it looking for the "promises made" and "promises kept" keys at the side of the page, and trying to guess which story it is from the pictures. My eldest really gets that it's all about God keeping his promises - contra another reviewer, I don't think five is too old for this book! I'm looking forward to using the Christmas activity books as well.
I particularly appreciate the inclusion of some "less typical" bits of the Bible, such as the section from Isaiah, and the retelling of Jonah that doesn't gloss over chapter 4.