©2007 Sally Lloyd-Jones; (P)2009 Zondervan
I could probably have written a review before having downloaded this book just based on the fact that we own the hard copy of this book. This is the BEST children's Bible I've seen yet! After listening to the sample audio I knew my son would LOVE this download and I was right. This is a winner!
a reading mom
My daughter (5) loves this Bible and she will sit and listen to this for a long, long time. This is a great thing to buy.
Our family just loves this book. What an amazingly written book about the true meaning of God's word. It is great for kids and adults alike to grasp why God created us and why he sent his son to die for us. I didn't think we could love the book more than we did when we read it ourselves. I was thrilled to see the reader on this since he is one of our favorite actors on PBS. He does an amazing job bringing this to life!! My daughter lays in bed at night and listens to it on her Kindle. No better way to fall asleep than hearing God's word!
The way he makes it come to life!!
This is an exceptional book for children from ages 4 to 10 or 12. It was written with such love, and read with such tenderness, that the listener is drawn into it like wrapping oneself in a warm towel. Rarely have I heard the kind of heart that this book contains, and my 3 kids love it! We listen to books in the car every day (literally) and this is always the one they ask for first.
I like the fact that the theology is solid. Yes, the author imagines some aspects of daily life and inserts some dialog, but nothing that is counter to authentic Scripture. The important points of each biography are included, true to Scripture. And the author ties each chapter to the overarching message of the Bible, Jesus' creation of man, His love for us, and His salvation of us.
Suchet is clearly a gifted actor, but he's more. He takes his time with this reading, which allows the child to drink it in, savor it, and make discoveries in her own mind as she reads it. He lets it breathe, which makes it come to life. He does all this without plodding or "talking down" to the listener. And he obviously loves God, which makes his tender yet vibrant performance authentic.
I would not listen to it in one sitting. There is a lot to think about between stories. Time must be given for God to speak to children's tender hearts, without rushing to the next chapter.
magnificent inspiring insightful
The opening words will arrest you
Too many to mention
It made me thank God for this resource
Buy as many copies as you can and give them to children
This was our first and still our favourite audiobook purchaise
We have this both as a book and an audiobook and I highly recomend both. The audio version is beatifully read and absolutely striking. It is read so well that you don't even miss the illustrations (which in the paper version are utterly delighttful too).
My all time favourite audiobook purchaise.
This audio book is so wonderful in how it relates God's love to children. Not only is the content lovely in how it speaks on a child's level, the narrator really captures the spirit beautifully in how he reads the story. I sit and listen to it and feel ministered to as well, it just keeps things so simple, portraying God's unconditional love!! An absolute must, gifted it to all my friends with kids!
My son has listened to this NUMEROUS times. In fact, he has memorized several of the stories word-for-word. I am so grateful for this book. It is a definite must-buy for anyone that wants their children to learn good theology at a young age.
Definitely the best children's Bible by far. And the performance here is Amazing. And brought me to tears in parts. It really brings out His love.
"Putting Jesus in the context of the whole bible"
David Suchet reads the book with perfect annunciation. The story is very well written and I've actually given copies of this book to adults to help them understand the context of the whole bible. I have a copy of the book as well, and it made it doubly enjoyable to follow the story with the pictures too. Jesus said we should be 'as little children' and I think the book illustrates this particularly well.
"Everything was ready. The moment God had been waiting for was here at last! God was coming to help his people, just as he promised in the beginning.But how would he come? What would he be like? What would he do?Mountains would have bowed down. Seas would have roared. Trees would have clapped their hands. But the earth held its breath. As silent as snow falling, he came in. And when no one was looking, in the darkness, he came."
Not listened to any others
It made me laugh and cry - such a beautiful story - and the amazing thing is that it is true!!!
Just read or listen to it for yourself and be amazed....
Since I first bought this wonderful book, I've listened to it more times than I remember... and I'm a grown up not a child (the presumed audience group!)
It's a wonderful overview of what God communicates to us through the pages of the Bible.
And excellently read (unsurprisingly so 😊) by David Suchet.
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