Jesus Moments: David

Finding Jesus in the Story of David

By Alison Mitchell, illustrated by Noah Warnes
from 17 reviews

Help 4-7s learn how David points to Jesus with this beautifully illustrated Old Testament storybook.

Part of the Jesus Moments series.

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Help 4-7s learn how David points to Jesus with this beautifully illustrated Old Testament storybook from Alison Mitchell, the award-winning author of Jesus and the Lions’ Den and The One O’Clock Miracle.

Moments in David’s story when David is a little bit like Jesus are signposted with symbols that children need to spot, helping them to understand the relationship between the Old and New Testaments.

This fun, interactive resource will give children skills to read the Bible as they connect the stories and learn that the whole Bible is about Jesus. Great for parents or grandparents to give children aged 4-7. Can also be used as a homeschool resource or for children’s ministry in church.

This is the first book in a series called "Jesus Moments," which looks at how Old Testament characters point to Jesus.

Product details


  • The Story of David

    Notes for Parents


Age range: 4+
Contributors Alison Mitchell, Noah Warnes
ISBN 9781784989408
Format Hardback
First published March 2024
Dimensions 8.7" x 10.9" x 0.3"
Weight 14.99 oz
Language English
Pages 32
Publisher The Good Book Company

Danika Cooley

Author of Bible Road Trip and Bible Investigators: Creation; blogger at

We want our kids to see that the Old Testament points to Christ. In her marvelous Jesus Moments series, Alison Mitchell helps children seek-and-find the Old Testament connection to Jesus in fun ways they'll be sure to remember!

Bob Hartman

Author, Rhyming Bible and The Lion Storytelling Bible

What a clever series! By using symbols that children must find and explore, these books draw out significant links between Old Testament characters and Jesus. Perfect for parents and teachers who want to help their children understand God’s Big Story.

Christopher Ash

Writer in Residence, Tyndale House, Cambridge.

Jesus showed his followers in all the Old Testament “the things concerning himself” (Luke 24:27). The Old Testament comes into clear focus when we begin to see these wonderful things. Alison Mitchell draws children into this rich true way of reading the Old Testament. The books are fresh, lively, attractive, intriguing, and thought-provoking. Warmly recommended.

Customer reviews

March 22, 2024

“A wonderful resource for helping children connect the OT to Jesus!”

Teaching children that the whole panoply of Scripture culminates in Jesus Christ is essential and yet sadly lacking in many resources. The fact that this book uses an engaging way to get this point across is that much more fun for kids.

This book looks at the life of David, particularly from his life as a young shepherd boy being chosen by God through to David becoming king. Then the last pages go back and explain the “Jesus moments” in more detail. I do wish the book would’ve been a tad longer and cover a few more details of David’s life, but given the scope of the book, I understand why it wasn’t. I do wish more Scripture references were included. They story of David and Goliath is pointed out at the bottom of one of the pages and the last page includes a reference to where to read about the entire life of David, but I think that a quick reference page with the Scripture (at least references if not the actual verses) would be beneficial. I found a free downloadable bookmark on The Good Book’s website that includes this and I think this should be a page in the book. It’s exactly what I thought was missing. I’ll be printing a copy of this and adding it to our book, but I hope in any future books for this series that it’s included in the actual book as well.

The illustrations are bold and don’t shy away from the story while maintaining appropriateness for children. The text is bigger and easy to read for any independent reader. There’s also a matching worksheet on the website for children to complete while reading or after reading the book. You match the David moment to the Jesus moment and then use the space at the bottom to explain how David’s story looks a bit like Jesus’ in each scene. The homeschool mom in me loves this kind of stuff. What a great way to practice recall and writing competency.

March 20, 2024

“A good resource for Christian homeschool families and children's ministry”

Written by award-winning author, Alison Mitchell, who also wrote “Jesus and the Lions’ Den” and “The One O’Clock Miracle” (two favorites in our home), “Jesus Moments: David” focuses on moments in David’s life when he was little bit like Jesus, such as when he was anointed by Samuel, fought Goliath, and spared Saul’s life.

This interactive story written for ages 4-7 is the first book in a new series called, “Jesus Moments,” which helps children to understand the relationship between the Old and New Testaments and that the whole Bible is about Jesus.

With a six-year-old girl who loves the story of David and Goliath, this book became an instant favorite for her and was well-liked by my three-year-old and almost eight-year-old.

I believe “Jesus Moments: David” would make a nice addition to any home or children’s church library and paired with the free extras available on The Good Book Company’s website would make a good resource for both Christian homeschool families and children’s ministry.

Thank you, The Good Book Company, for my copy in an exchange for an honest review.

March 17, 2024

“A Must Have - A Fun, Engaging Way to Present Christ!”

This brand new book is hands-down a must have for our bookshelf! I was excited when I read about the book and even more excited about it when I read it with my daughter. This book offers a relatable, enjoyable overview of the life and story of David from the Old Testament.

As you read the story, there is a fun interactive component that kept my daughter engaged, by visually searching for crowns as I read. Each crown marked a “Jesus Moment” in the story. About two thirds of the way through the book, it asks children if they found the crowns. It then explains the Jesus Moments as a moment when Jesus was a little like Jesus, Each of the moments are then explained in simple terminology and points readers to the salvation message. By doing this, our family felt this was a valuable resource in our home. We loved that it seamlessly and simply tied both the Old and New Testaments together in an entertaining way that is easy for young children to grasp.

With vibrant, expressive illustrations, this book offers thick, durable pages and a solid hardcover. It is a fantastic, interactive book that would be great for any child’s library, but also for children’s ministry programs, in homeschool, or a private school.

* I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.

March 10, 2024

“Toddler & Baby love it!”

It makes me so happy reading stories like these to my 2 year old and my 8 month old baby! David and Goliath is my son’s favorite story so far. And he stays conpletely engaged with this story and as we go through this book. So happy we got our hands on it.

March 7, 2024

“Points to Jesus Through the Story of Jesus”

This is a great idea for a new series, telling the stories of some famous Bible characters in a new way. Mitchell gives us a short summary of the story of David, and then through the illustrations and story, shows us moments which foreshadow Jesus. David might have been a fantastic king, but he was no match for King Jesus! I'd have loved for this to be just a little longer as David's story is very sharp and to the point, but it's a brilliant idea for a children's book.

March 5, 2024

“Nicely told, new teaching moment”

The concept of this new children's story book line is promising. Teaching children when Jesus is pictured in Old Testament characters is pretty new. Usually, that bit of theology isn't taught until later years.

The story of David is nicely told in clear text. It begins with the selection of Israel's next King by the Prophet Samuel from among the sons of Jesse. The anointment of David with oil takes place and later in the book Jesus is identified as "the anointed one." David doesn't become king immediately as Saul is currently king of Israel.

As the story progresses through highlights of David's life, the reader is given the opportunity to find crowns hidden in the art work. These denote special "Jesus Moments" and provide interesting teaching moments and a fun exercise.

I don't care for the overall dark illustrations and the text also being dark on a dark background. The illustrations will catch children's attention, I think, but the dark colors may be a deterrent.

Overall, this is a high quality and theologically sound children's book. I look forward to more "Jesus Moments" story books.

I received a complimentary book to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.

March 1, 2024

“Connecting the Old Testament to Jesus!”

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is all about Jesus! It can be difficult for young children to make this connection, which is why I love the premise of this new series. Mitchell takes kids through the story of King David’s life, while showing them the whole story points to the One True King: Jesus!

The book starts by asking a question: “Did you know that the oldest stories in the Bible are a bit like puzzles?” All of them are about Jesus, and if you look very carefully, you can spot these Jesus moments. The book reveals these moments by having kids look for hidden crowns. When your child spots a crown then they know there is a Jesus moment on that page. The crowns were hidden surprisingly well, and my 5-year-old enjoyed the challenge. Finding Jesus in the Old Testament can encourage children, and even adults, to see stories we have heard again and again with new eyes!

This is a brief look into the life of David and skips over much of his story to get to the moments that reveal Jesus. This could be used as a good introduction for young children (ages 4-7), but you may find yourself needing to clarify a few things. David was not a perfect man, and he was forbidden from building God a temple because he had “shed much blood” (1 Chronicles 22:8). God’s call is an effectual calling and there is nothing we can do or ask Him to earn our salvation. The illustrations were also a bit dark for my taste, and not what I was expecting for this type of children’s storybook. In particular, I was not fond of the depictions of Christ.

This book not only teaches kids where Jesus is in the Old Testament, but also that He is ruling now! “Jesus is still alive today- and He is ruling as King. What would you like to say to Him now?”

*Thank you so much to The Good Book Company for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. I look forward to more Jesus Moments storybooks!*

March 1, 2024


This was a wonderful book to read to my 1 yr old and 6 yr old.

My 6-year-old enjoyed this book! He was so fascinated by David in the Bible. He liked learning that David was little and was able to do God's will. He enjoyed finding the Jesus moments and learning more about Christ in the Old Testament. He kept looking for the crowns. I liked that the author made a note of the actual Bible passage that the story was from so we could read the full scripture.

Overall, it was beautifully illustrated and captivating. This book sparked my son's interest to learn more about people in the Bible. I'm excited to see what other books this author will make.

Thank you Good Book Company for this complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

March 1, 2024

“Great addition to any home library!”

This title goes through the story of David and talk about Jesus Moments throughout the story that show traits that parallel Jesus in the story of David. My kids had such a great time actively searching for the crowns on each page of the David story to depict a Jesus moment. I really enjoyed how this book drew parallels to Jesus and gave another opportunity to talk about how we can be more like Him through our choices and actions.

An excellent addition to your home library for ages 4+ with beautiful illustrations and simple, easy to follow text. I cannot wait for future books to come out in this Jesus Moments series!

Feb. 26, 2024

“Shows how the story of David points to Jesus!”

If you want a good book to introduce your children to the story of David, this is a great picture book. It is so much more than what I heard as a young child. This is a great book to read along with the Bible to learn about David and to show kids ages 4-7 how David was a foreshadowing of Jesus.

I love how it is also interactive, having children look for hidden crowns throughout the book that point to a parallel to Jesus. I can already tell this is going to be a fun one to read as my children get older. I am excited to see that this is one of more books to come, showing children Christ in the Old Testament!

When I was a young child, I had such a hard time understanding the Old Testament and some of the strange stories, especially because I was told to read it with me as the center of the story. "Be like David and conquer your fears...". Or "have more faith." While there is definitely application to our lives from the stories of the Bible, we have to read it in context and with God as the center of the story instead of me. What is this story telling us about God? That is what I appreciated about this picture book. It helps children to learn about David and show how Christ is a fulfillment of God's promises. It shows children Christ in the Old Testament and helps them see the big picture of the story of David. I definitely recommend this wonderful picture!

Thank you @thegoodbookcompanyusa for a copy of this book for my honest thoughts!

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Jesus Moments: David | Alison Mitchell, Noah Warnes |
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