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Publisher's Summary

In The Jesus Storybook Bible, every story whispers his name. It tells the story beneath all the stories in the Bible.
©2007 Sally Lloyd-Jones; (P)2009 Zondervan

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  • Beth
  • Rustenburg, South Africa
  • 03-10-11

A Wonderful Buy!!

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!

27 of 28 people found this review helpful

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  • Julie
  • Dayton, OH, United States
  • 02-10-12

Love the book, Love the audio even more

If you could sum up The Jesus Storybook Bible in three words, what would they be?

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!

What about David Suchet’s performance did you like?

The way he makes it come to life!!

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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When the reader loves the story ...

Where does The Jesus Storybook Bible rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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.

What did you like best about this story?

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.

What does David Suchet bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

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.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful!

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.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • Ben
  • Jackson, Tn, United States
  • 02-07-12

Fantastic!!!

If you could sum up The Jesus Storybook Bible in three words, what would they be?

magnificent inspiring insightful

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Jesus Storybook Bible?

The opening words will arrest you

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many to mention

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me thank God for this resource

Any additional comments?

Buy as many copies as you can and give them to children

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Christina
  • LOS ANGELES, CA, United States
  • 10-23-11

So Beautiful!!

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!

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Your kids will love it. Transforming!

Played one chapter per night with my children and did a verbal analysis with them at the end of each chapter. David Suchet's narration was great!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Told by a loving grandpa

What made the experience of listening to The Jesus Storybook Bible the most enjoyable?

I loved the reader. He sounds like an old british grandpa filled with love, not to mention he's funny and entertaining. The story of Tower of Babel is so cute! When they all start speaking different languages the narrator explains that you might turn to your fellow neighbor and say "Awh, what a lovely morning..." And, what they hear is: "Shut up your boring." (all said in a British grandpa voice, it's so cute!)

What did you like best about this story?

Every story is told from the angle of love. God loves his children, that's the message the whole way through.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Magnificent...

What did you love best about The Jesus Storybook Bible?

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.

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Happy Purchaise

Where does The Jesus Storybook Bible rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was our first and still our favourite audiobook purchaise

Any additional comments?

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).<br/><br/>My all time favourite audiobook purchaise.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • AVantia
  • 03-25-17

a red thread

It is a child book also for adults. showing the red thread of Jesus Christ redeeming the world from beginning till end, all out of love

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  • Ethel
  • 03-13-17

Love

Author explains difficult/cruel from the definition of actual words to really loving, kind, humorous and easy way for kids to understand. Highly recommend!!

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  • DR
  • 11-13-15

Fabulous

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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  • Heppie
  • 08-07-14

Putting Jesus in the context of the whole bible

What made the experience of listening to The Jesus Storybook Bible the most enjoyable?

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.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Jesus Storybook Bible?

"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."

Have you listened to any of David Suchet’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Not listened to any others

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh and cry - such a beautiful story - and the amazing thing is that it is true!!!

Any additional comments?

Just read or listen to it for yourself and be amazed....

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  • Anita Demopoulos
  • 09-19-15

Best children's Bible I've come across yet.

I love the way every story has the same theme woven through it - God's amazing love & His plan to make the way for every person to be in relationship with Him. The Narrator does a fantastic job.

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  • Nancy
  • 07-15-17

How wonderful

What a wonderful listen . I am nearly75 . -a loved child of God and I had to keep listening. Highly recommended for anyone - wonderful for children

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  • Leah
  • 06-01-17

Excellent

The kids love it! A brilliant reselling of the greatest story ever. I highly recommend it.