The Jesus Storybook Bible is a popular children’s Bible that does something unique. Rather than telling the stories of the Bible with a moralistic intent, it retells each story as part of a grand narrative in which God is fulfilling his plan to redeem a lost world through Christ. The author, Sally Lloyd-Jones, rightly sees that Jesus the Messiah is the hero of the Bible. In keeping with that Christ-centered vision, she takes pains to retell each Bible story in a way that shines the spotlight on the Messiah. For this reason, this volume will be initially attractive to many who are looking for a Christ-centered children’s Bible that tells the story of redemptive history. Unfortunately, after the initial attraction has worn off, a critical reading of the book will reveal its serious flaws.
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