A long-time family favorite has been The Jesus Storybook Bible (subtitle: Every Story Whispers His Name). Friend and fellow blogger Robbie and his wife gave us this sweet gift when our now four-year-old was born.
Following on the heels of his first book review, my four-year-old here reviews The Jesus Storybook Bible. (Cool thing: the author of the book he reviewed blogged about it here.) As before, I did the typing, but the words below are all his. For the purposes of this review, he focuses on “The terrible lie: Adam and Eve lose everything, from Genesis 3.”
This story is about a snake, and the two people that God told them not to eat the food on that tree… and they did. And a big lie–a really, really, really, really big lie–came into the world. And then it felt like everything was going to break. And I even know that story.
God had to send them out of the garden, because they were being naughty. God sent them away. God gave them a note that said that they were going to get back to their place. God said he was going to forgive them.
It’s wroten [written] good. This book has a bird on it. And bats might come into the house and might like the book, just in case if they come in the house. [Editorial note from dad: four-year-old son just saw a news story about bats.] It’s a good book. It could help somebody if they were crying, and if they were sad, and nothing could work… except only if a book could work, and only if someone said Jesus StoryBible Book and they could buy it.
Here’s a sample page of the Bible, from Zondervan’s product page (click for larger):
There’s a great accompanying website for The Jesus Storybook Bible, with sample pages, audio files from the audio version, and more. You can also find the book on Amazon.
8 thoughts on “My 4-year-old son reviews The Jesus Storybook Bible”
Micah and Simon Should have a round table about it! 🙂
Indeed! Good idea.
Actually, when you start your blog, we can for real do that and post about it!
I love this! The part about the bats made me laugh. I have a two-year-old. When he’s a bit older I hope he’ll be interested in reviewing books on my blog too. Thanks for posting!
Thanks, Andrew! And you’re welcome for the post. Glad you enjoyed it. It’s been really fun to do the reviews with my son. More to follow on the next couple Fridays!