The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden by Kevin DeYoung and Illustrated by Don Clark ~ Review and Giveaway

The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the GardenMy Review:

From Genesis to Revelation, Mr. DeYoung has written a new children's book that tells the story of us. From original sin in the garden, and through the many generations that bring us to Jesus Christ, and our restoration to  being able to walk beside God as we (the human race) did before sin.

It isn't often that a book comes along like this one, that not only tells the familiar parts of the Bible, but also drives home a deep and profound message, broken down and made for children to understated without losing any of the message.

At times the writing seems far too simple, but as I read through the book and enjoyed the vivid, and bright artwork, I came to appreciate and saw the reason that it was written in the style that it was.

I liked how this book stayed away from the graphic, yet didn't gloss over the subject of sin. It makes the message easy to understand, for children, while showing how the Bible points to our desperate need for a Savior, and how Jesus Christ fills that role as, warrior, priest, and king.

Overall, this book is fantastic. One that is enjoyable for both adults and children alike. I've read other reviews, and other blogger have mentioned that they were many parts of scripture that were left out, but I feel that it simply isn't realistic to expect this book to contain every single event in the Bible, and I think Mr. DeYoung chose well the ones that would best help to carry is message.  Not only a well thought out book, but also a stunning adventure in color and art, with the illustrations. I would highly recommend this book, it isn't a fluff piece meant solely to entertain, but a book with substance and merit, meant to spark discussions and make the reader think.

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About the book:
Hardcover: 132 pages
Publisher: Crossway (August 31, 2015)

In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung - a best-selling author and father of six - leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ's death on the cross to the new heave and new earth.  With powerful illustrations by award-winning artist Don Clark, this imaginative retelling of the Bible's core message-how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden-will draw children into the biblicalstory, teaching them that God's promises are even bigger and better than we think.  

About Kevin DeYoung:
Kevin DeYoung is senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan.  He blogs at the Gospel Coalition and has authored or coauthored numerous well-known books, including Just Do SomethingThe Hole in Our HolinessCrazy Busy, and Taking God At His Word.  He lives with his wife and their 6 children in Central Michigan. 

About Don Clark:
Don Clark is an artist and the cofounder of Invisible Creature, a widely respected and award-winning design studio in Seattle that has worked with clients such as Target, Nike, LEGO, and WIRED magazine.  He lives with his wife and their 3 children, 4 goats, 12 chickens, and 1 crazy dog on a farm just outside the city limits. 


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