- Hardcover: 310 pages
- Publisher: New Growth Press (Dec 1 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1936768127
- ISBN-13: 978-1936768127
- Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 2.6 x 21.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #121,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Gospel Story Bible: Discovering Jesus in the Old and New Testaments Hardcover – Dec 1 2011
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"The Gospel Story Bible is a treasure for parents. But it's not just for children Marty traces the gospel through the Bible with crystal clarity for all ages. It's a must buy." -- Dave Harvey, DMin "Sovereign Grace Ministries; author of When Sinners Say "I Do" and Rescuing Ambition"
"If you want your children to grow up loving the Bible, then introduce them to The Gospel Story Bible. Here you have a simple, readable, understandable, and engaging account of 156 of the most powerful stories in the Bible. Pastor Machowski sees the gospel in every story! I highly recommend it." -- Nancy E. Ganz "Author Herein is Love: A Commentary Series for Children"
"Good news for parents (and grandparents)! Marty Machowski has delivered an excellent resource to help us lead children spiritually. You will be amazed together at the grace of God revealed in Scripture." -- C.J. Mahaney "President, Sovereign Grace Ministries; author of The Cross Centered Life"
"Marty's resources for families and children are on the short list of books I actually use in my home. This is a God-centered, Scripture-grounded, gospel-driven resource that orients the minds of children toward the wondrous works of God." -- Timothy Paul Jones "PhD, Associate Professor of Family Ministry, Southern Seminary; editor of The Journal of Family Ministry"
"The Gospel Story Bible presents the grand story line of Christ in all of Scripture. Every parent should have a copy." -- Randy Stinson "PhD, President, The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood; Dean, School of Church Ministries, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary"
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1. Illustrations (done by A.E. Macha)--I am used to seeing cutesy, cartoony illustrations of various kinds in the story Bibles that I have read to my kids. These are fine and I like them. However, the illustrations in this book are more like art than cartoons. There is an illustration for each story, and my kids love looking at the pictures. They are colourful, but not your typical children's bible story illustrations--which I find as a positive.
2. "Let's Talk About It!" After each story, you will find this section, which usually includes three questions. Two of them are general questions about the story, but I find the third usually gets them thinking. For instance, after Story 9--God Makes a Covenant with Abram, these are the three questions. "1. How many stars can you count? 2. What did God promise Abram? 3. How are you and I like the stars in the sky?" This really created some good discussion on the part of my husband and kids. It really helps bring the discussion around the main part of the story--Jesus. Which brings me to my third favourite thing about this book.
3. The Gospel--Just as the title suggests, Machowski brings the Gospel to light in every story. For instance, in this same story--Story 9--Machowski says this, "If we believe that Jesus died for our sins and that God raised Jesus from the dead, our faith will be counted to us as righteousness just like Abram's was." He brings and ties the Gospel in to every story, which is very important for us as we want to teach our children the complete truth of God's word, and how the Gospel is connected to the entirety of Scriptures. This is very good, and I find has really helped aid the discussion.
4. It's a jumping off point. What I like is that these stories are short yet concise. They give us a jumping off point in discussing with our kids the truth of God's Word. We have young elementary aged children, and these stories allow us to centre the discussions we have with them on what is important...the Gospel. And he also includes where in the Bible he is getting these stories, so you can always go to the Scriptures as well and read the Chapter(s)/part of the Chapter(s) if that is what you wish.
Again, I would recommend this for sure. I'm thankful that we purchased this, and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a devotional to read to their children.