Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Jesus Storybook Bible

Here are a few beautiful quotes from the Jesus Storybook Bible.  Thanks Michelle for recommending this to us.  It has been amazing to read to Jenna (and it has been powerful to me as well!)

This is from the story of Good Friday, when Jesus was crucified:
"'If you were really the Son of God, you could just climb down off that cross!' (the soldiers) said.  And of course they were right.  Jesus could have just climbed down.  Actually, he could have just said a word and made it all stop.  Like when he healed that little girl.  And stilled the storm.  And fed 5,000 people.  But Jesus stayed.  You see, they didn't understand.  It wasn't the nails that kept Jesus there.  It was love."

And while Jesus was on the cross:
"The full force of the storm of God's fierce anger at sin was coming down.  On his own Son.  Instead of his people .  It was the only way God could destroy sin, and not destroy his children whose hearts were filled with sin.  Then Jesus shouted out in a loud voice, 'It is finished!'  And it was.  He had done it.  Jesus had rescued the whole world."

And after Jesus is ALIVE again!:
"Jesus said, 'I am the Savior and the Rescuer of the world.'  And they knew, because he couldn't stay dead, because Jesus had come alive again, that somehow everything would be all right."

"'Go everywhere and tell everyone this happy news!  Tell them that I love them so much that I died for them.  It's the Truth that overcomes the terrible lie.  God loves his children.  Yes, he really does!'... Now everyone can come home to God,' Jesus said.  'Death is not the end of you.  You can live forever with your Father in heaven because I have rescued the whole world!'"

"For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Happy Resurrection day, happy Easter.


Jenne said...

Meg, is this the Bible you told me was at such a great price at Costco?

Shellee said...

I don't have a Children's Bible/Story book for my daughter yet, I'll have to pick this one up. Happy Easter to you and your family Megan!

Sally Lloyd-Jones said...


I came across your lovely blog via a google alert thing and wanted to stop by and say Hi. I'm so encouraged to hear how you're using The Jesus Storybook Bible and enjoying it, you and Jenna.

It's God's great story and I'm so honored to have been able to be part of retelling it for children.

thought i'd let you know there are some cool resources on my site that might be fun for you to check out... readings from the book, reviews, interviews, etc. plus downloadable sample
(and some other fun new books just out)

Happy Easter, Megan! He is Risen!


Sally Lloyd-Jones said...

So exciting to hear about Jenna's response of JOY to the resurrection.
Here's to living in that JOY all day, all week, all year long!