Friday, December 01, 2017

The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible by Jared Kennedy

The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible
by Jared Kennedy
Illustrated by Trish Mahoney

Children's Bible Storybook
New Growth Press

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 throughf ifty-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.
  • Gospel-centered Bible stories expressed in ways that speak to toddlers and preschoolers.
  • Children will learn the good news of God's love for them.
  • Traces God's perfect promises through fifty-two Old and New Testament stories.
  • Brightly colored illustrations by Trish Mahoney highlight each story and add fun elements to keep young children's attention.
  • Each story ends with a question that parents and caregivers can use to reinforce the message.


 Meet the Author

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.

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Here's my review of this amazing storybook:
First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Jared Kennedy and his publisher for sending me a copy of "The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
'The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible' by Jared Kennedy is a beautifully illustrated book containing 26 “Old Testament: Promises Made” and 26 “New Testament: Promises Kept”.  These are short, easily understandable stories that are true to Scripture.  Each story ends with a question that will engage children in conversation about Christ and lead to applying Biblical principles to their lives.  This is a great way to introduce children to God’s promises.

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