Friday, November 24, 2017

Carve out some devotional time with your kids as the weather gets colder

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Book Info

How do you explain the gospel to toddlers and preschoolers?
Often adults are stumped, but Jared Kennedy's focus on the promises of God makes the gospel come alive to the littlest hearts. Through fifty-two Old and New Testament stories, The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible highlights God's perfect promises. Every page pops with bright colors, playful illustrations, fun learning opportunities, and, best of all each story points children to Jesus.
Kids know the value of a promise. Through the gospel, our good and all-powerful God keeps his word and fulfills his promises to us better than we could have ever thought or imagined!
In The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible, author Jared Kennedy traces God's perfect promises through fifty-two Old and New Testament stories, retold in simple and compelling ways with toddlers and preschoolers in mind. Each gospel-centered story highlights God's tale of redemption through Jesus and the unexpected and surprising ways that God's grace and mercy are revealed throughout the Bible. Children will hear the good news of God's love for them clearly expressed in ways that will speak to their young hearts. Brightly colored illustrations highlight the stories and add fun teaching elements of counting, opposites, patterns, and object recognition to keep even the youngest child's attention. Every story also ends with a question that parents and caregivers can use to further reinforce the message.
Through reading this book one chapter at a time to your children-or letting them read it to you!-even the youngest kids will come to know that God's promises are especially for them, and that God always keeps his promises.

Jared Kennedy, MDiv, ThM, is the husband to Megan and the father of three girls-Rachael, Lucy, and Elisabeth. He serves as Pastor of Families at Sojourn Community Church-Midtown in Louisville, KY and as children's ministry strategist for Sojourn Network. He blogs regularly at and is also the coauthor of "Leadership Mosaic" and two VBS programs, "Proof Pirates" and "Clap Your Hands," "Stomp Your Feet."
Find out more about Jared at

My Review:
This is such a wonderful Bible for children!  There are 52 stories or promises that God has made shared in this book.  Each one is illustrated and shared through simple text as well as questions to ask and the scripture reference as to where each is found.  This book is seriously the cutest and the best for young children.  The illustrations are so bright and just cheerful, filled with detail and so cute that children will love to look at and point out details.  My favorite feature is the questions as this makes it so interactive for the children and to really teach the truths at even a very young age.  My older children even enjoyed paging through this book and exclaiming over the pictures and making comments about various stories they have learned and how this reminded them of certain details.  I highly recommend this for young children; it would make an excellent gift for the little ones on your Christmas gift list this year!
To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!
*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*

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