Summary: A children’s Bible written for preteens, this accessible yet theology-rich bedtime Bible is not only one of the best ones for kids, but hits home with adults as well.
Strengths: This is a Bible that your kids will enjoy just as much as you’ll enjoy reading it. Though I’m not often much of a softie, I was reduced to tears several times by the wonderful story of our God and His love for His rebellious creation.
Sally Lloyd-Jones is a gifted writer with the right touch of sensitivity towards her audience as well as the right mix of doctrine in her storytelling. It never gets too corny. The illustrations capture the approximate feel of the people and environment in biblical times. And the major events — Noah’s flood, Moses and the Red Sea, David versus Goliath, Jonah versus the fish, the life of Jesus — are captured with the right spectacle and aplomb.
Former atheist/agnostic, now a pastor and professional rambler. Have a B.A. in Psychology and M.Div from SEBTS. Both degrees negate each other, i.e. I'm still a dummy. Have a fifth degree black belt and I can eat five lbs. of steak in one sitting. A recovered porn addict, skeptical Christian, loves Jesus. I gave away half my salary in 2012 to fight human trafficking, and you can help. Have a mixed German shepherd named Rosco, have two toenails growing out of one toe, and I'm addicted to coffee, ginger ale, and tomato juice.
Christ Is King.