I have been a long-time fan of Kevin DeYoung - his books written on theology and Christian issues are spot-on, thought-provoking and timely. When I saw he had a children's book - I was so excited! I am always on the lookout for strong children's Christian titles and especially those that teach theology at a young age. DeYoung has accomplished more than I had even hoped with his new title, The Biggest Story. This is a story that is subtitled: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden and that is exactly what he does. He brings us full circle from the garden to the cross all based on Christ (the snake crusher) and what He has done for us. So not only is the story strong and the words are powerful - the illustrations! I can't say enough about Don Clark's careful rendering of the gospel story through intricate and interesting illustrations. I think you could sit and look over his illustrations for days and still not catch all that is there. They are powerful and contemporary - I love them!
This is a book I will be giving as gifts and highly recommending! It is fabulous - a treasure for families and a keepsake for all ages - with a powerful message - and that's the best part! AND another "best part" is that I get to giveaway a copy of this wonderful book! All you have to do to enter is share this post - Facebook, Twitter, a blog - as many wonderful ways as possible. Just leave a comment below for each share you do. I will choose a winner, Friday, Sept. 11!!
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 biblical story, teaching them that God's promises are even bigger and better than we think.