Monday, September 14, 2015

"The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings us Back to the Garden" Book Review & GIVEAWAY! (9/23) #BIGGESTSTORY #FLYBY

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About the book:
Hardcover: 132 pages
Publisher: Crossway (August 31, 2015)

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.  

About Kevin DeYoung:
Kevin DeYoung is senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan.  He blogs at the Gospel Coalition and has authored or coauthored numerous well-known books, including Just Do SomethingThe Hole in Our HolinessCrazy Busy, and Taking God At His Word.  He lives with his wife and their 6 children in Central Michigan. 

About Don Clark:
Don Clark is an artist and the cofounder of Invisible Creature, a widely respected and award-winning design studio in Seattle that has worked with clients such as Target, Nike, LEGO, and WIRED magazine.  He lives with his wife and their 3 children, 4 goats, 12 chickens, and 1 crazy dog on a farm just outside the city limits.

My Review:
The Biggest Story was definitely the most interestingly portrayed Bible storybook I've ever read.  It isn't laid out story by story, but as one BIG story (in chapters).  I absolutely LOVE the idea of it and think it's neat to see the major story of the Bible told in this way.

The illustrations in The Biggest Story are very colorful and fun to look at as well.  I had a hard time concentrating on what I was reading because I kept trying to see how the colorful pages related to what was being read.  I just love how the pictures beautifully fill the pages of the entire book.

I read this to my children, who are 8 and 9 years old, before bed over a couple of nights.  They're pretty good listeners but, unfortunately found some things confusing.  The one thing that they both agreed confused them was Jesus being referred to as the 'Snake Crusher'.  I think they tend to associate Jesus with love and joy and the name 'Snake Crusher' sounds kinda dark or mean.  They kept thinking that the 'Snake Crusher' was a bad guy that was coming!

All-in-all The Biggest Story was a wonderful book to read to connect all the little stories of the Bible into the major message.  I would highly recommend this book to everyone young and old! :-)

Buy it!: 
The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden can currently be purchased for $14.98 at


Congratulations to Miranda W.!

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Ken Ohl said...

love to win this and share with my little niece. thankyou, ken

Ken Ohl said...

email subscriber. thankyou, ken

Miranda W. said...

We'd love to win this and share it with our five young children!

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mail4rosey said...

Those are vibrant, beautiful colors. I like the way they've made it interesting for the kids too.

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