I grew up hearing the stories of the Bible. As a child I learned each story by heart. I knew the story of Adam and Eve, David and Goliath, Crucifixion of Christ and even about the second coming of Christ. While I know they are telling the story of my faith, I often think of them as separate stories and often lose how they all fit together to show us the path to our redemption…a concept that is difficult to grasp for an adult, let alone a child.
“The Biggest Story” by Keven Deyoung is the story of Bible told as a narrative. It brings the story of the bible full circle…starting in paradise and ending in a paradise. He starts in Genesis with the story of “Adam and Eve” and ends with the story of Revelation.
“The Biggest Story” is difficult to read silently. You find yourself just wanting to read it aloud. At first I thought it had a very “dark” feel. It focused on all the bad things…until I reached page where Mr. Deyoung reminds us of the promise that God made. That there would be a child born who would put things right. It is here that he shows us that there is still Hope for the world. I wasn’t sure that my daughter would like how the story reads, but each night she asks me to read more. She really enjoys this style of narrative.
The illustrations in the story are big and bold. They work beautifully with each story. Some of the images are easy to understand, while other take a little bit of work, but they all are beautiful and you will spend time just looking at them.
While “The Biggest Story” is a book written for children, there is a very strong message in it for us all. Children will grasp the basic overall concept of the Bible Story, but adults will be able to look and find a deeper meaning. God’s promises are bigger and better than we realize, sometimes we just need a reminder of what he has already done for us and what he has planned for our future!
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