I don’t know any good ways to start this review apart from saying dramatic, blanket statements like, ‘If you love Jesus, you need to have this book in your collection.’ or ‘Just go buy it. Like now.’
The Story Of God’s Love For You by Sally Lloyd-Jones is the retelling of the same stories found in The Jesus Storybook Bible. A wonderfully readable font (am I the only one that notices that stuff?!), a simple graphic at the beginning of each chapter, along with the Bible references for each story that’s told — it’s your favorite story, written just for you.
Maybe I’m the only one that’s struggled with this but I’ll confess it any way. Sometimes I just need to read something that is easier to understand and speaks right to my tired heart. Yes, the Bible does that I know, but sometimes I want to read about the simple truth of God’s love. Something that will pour fresh water on a parched soul, for those days that combining words into sentences feels like a struggle. Have you ever been there? When you’re too tired or worn out to even think but you know you need more of Jesus.
This is the book for those days.
“Suddenly, it was as if someone had drawn back curtains in a dark room, as if heaven itself had opened, because a beautiful light broke through the clouds and shone down on to Jesus, bathing him in gold…
Heaven had broken through.
The Great Rescue had begun.”
Has anyone else been there? Feeling like you need a Great Rescue? Have you found yourself to be enthralled with your child’s Jesus Storybook Bible? Now you can have your own copy! Mine has stayed on my desk, where I’ve grabbed it for a short break to recenter my heart when I’m feeling edgy. But The Story of God’s Love For You is a great addition to a daily devotional time or even family Bible time if you have older children.
Sally Lloyd-Jones has a gift with words. She tells Bible stories in such a beautiful way, every member of your family will find it interesting and refreshing. The Story Of God’s Love For You is for every person that has found themselves borrowing their children’s Jesus Storybook Bible and every person that’s never read either. If you love Jesus, you should find a spot on your bookshelf for this one.
I am so, so happy to be able to give one copy of The Story of God’s Love For You by Sally Lloyd-Jones to one reader. To enter, please leave a comment telling me what your favorite Bible translation is. I’m an NKJV gal but I love reading The Message to get a different perspective on verses.
The giveaway will end on October 27 at 8pm and is opened to all residents of the Continental US. Winner will be notified by email, so please leave a current email address. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or I will choose another winner. This review and giveaway are sponsored by Zondervan. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
This giveaway has now ended. The winner was comment #8 – Michael!