by Kevin DeYoung
With vibrant illustrations, and storytelling that will keep the attention of children (and I dare say, adults), The Biggest Story tells, well, the biggest story of the Bible.
Following the theme of the promised Snake Crusher in Genesis, Kevin DeYoung pulls out the over-riding theme of the Bible shown in God’s faithfulness to his promises despite man’s failure to live in obedience to God —over and over again. As he re-tells major stories from the Old and New Testaments, DeYoung points out types of Christ in Adam, in prophets, in priests, in kings and in judges, to name a few. This book is not your average children’s Bible storybook. It is a valuable tool for any one to use to tie together the familiar smaller stories of the Bible into the big picture. That is, mankind fails and sins with alarming consistency, but God is our ever-faithful Savior. And as we see that he kept his promises to his chosen people, we know that we can trust him to keep his promises not yet fulfilled.
Reviewed by Liz Tramp