Story time is a special time in our house. My two youngest boys just love for me to read to them at bedtime. My boys are excellent readers because of story time. My boys are 7 and 8 and are reading 2+ grades above their reading level. The school only tests above 2 levels so I don't really what their level is. Even though the read so well, they still enjoy being read too. I like to use this time to read books that teach them more about the bible to reinforce what they have learned in Sunday school. I like to read books about them bible that have pictures as it helps to understand things better.
My boys and I were excited to receive The Biggest Story: How The Snake Crusher Brings Us Back To The Garden. This book has wonderful pictures and will draw kids and parents closer to stories from the bible. I love that the 132 paged book is composed of several short chapters, as by night time I am tired. The book starts with the story of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden and takes kids and parents on an exciting journey through the bible to connect the dots that lead to Christ's death on the cross to the new heaven and earth. It is a wonderful story that teaches children that God's promises are bigger and better than we think. My boys and I read several chapters a night as each chapter was about 10 pages but only five of them had words on them. Children ages 5-8 will enjoy having the story read to them while children 8-11 will enjoy reading the book to themselves.
Here is something from the website that will help explain the book even more:
About The Biggest Story
Once upon a time there lived a man and a woman. They were the happiest people on the planet.
True, they were the only people on the planet, but they were still terrifically happy.
Unfortunately, things didn’t stay happy and wonderful for long . . .
The Bible is full of exciting stories that fill children with awe and wonder. But kids need to know how all those classic stories connect to Scripture’s overarching message about God’s glorious plan to redeem his rebellious people.
The author of the book, Kevin DeYoung is a father of six and is a senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. He even has a blog called the Gospel Coalition and has authored or coauthored several well known books such as Just Do Something, The Hole in Our Holiness, Taking God At His Word, What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?, and The Biggest Story, as well as the award-winning books Why We’re Not Emergent, Why We Love the Church (with Ted Kluck), and Crazy Busy.
The wonderful pictures are illustrated by Don Clark who is the cofounder of Invisible Creature, a widely respected and award-winning design studio based in Seattle, Washington. He has worked with clients such as Target, LEGO, WIRED magazine, Nike, Adobe, XBox, The New York Times, and more. Don lives with his wife and their three children on a ranch thirty minutes southeast of Seattle.
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