“The Jesus Storybook Bible” pulls you in close, gets you comfy and seems to hum the song God wants to sing just for you.
Doesn’t matter how old you are, if you have kids or not; this book, the way it retells stories like today’s “A New Beginning: Noah & The Ark” feels fresh.
This is what I mean.
Old school Noah – Noah built the ark, filled the ark with animals two by two and everyone was saved. The end.
I’m exaggerating but trying to make the point. Ready? Here comes the storybook version.
Noah’s friends laughed at him, isolated him; showing us that being faithful to God does not mean a carefree life. That’s important to know. We tend to write God off when things get hard like He’s forgotten us. But life can just be hard. Period.
Here’s the difference: This version of the story illustrates how Noah lives his life WITH God – asking Him, complaining to Him, thanking Him, doubting Him, but sticking by Him – a true relationship.
The storybook tale also presents God as a God of promise and faithfulness and partnership and love.
Noah stands by his God and God stands by his word.
If you go to the authors website, you can sign up for a reading plan through “The Storybook Bible” all the way to Christmas. Here’s the link: https://www.sallylloyd-jones.com
I’ll leave you with this excerpt. Say it out loud for yourself, for your kids, your grandkids; it is true for us all:
“No matter what, in spite of everything, God would love his children – with a Never Stopping, Never Giving up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.”The Jesus Storybook Bible p36
If we’re taking one step at a time, I just got a little extra pep in my step from this one. Day 4! We did it!