The Bible is a big book. If you ask any child, they may tell you the same. Despite its size, it contains a story that must be told and one every child should hear. Author Kevin DeYoung has written The Biggest Story – How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden, which brings the Word of God to life for children.
DeYoung is a father of six children, so he has an idea of what appeals to them and will capture their attention. His book, The Biggest Story, takes readers through the Bible from Genesis through Revelation with a focus on God’s grace and redemption. Now the contents of that book is available in an audio book format as well as an animated short film. Both formats provide parents (and grandparents) just another way to easily share the Word of God with their children. It is one you will also enjoy watching and listening to as DeYoung’s original story is presented.
DeYoung takes the almost 70 books of the Bible and puts them into a short story form. It is like an overview of the entire Bible. Without delving too deep into each book in the Bible, the animated film tells the stories in just 10 short chapters that run from two to three minutes long. The audio CD also covers the same 10 chapters.
The addition of both the audio CD and the short film add a new dimension to the story. I was excited by the images of vivid colors that are presented in the animated short. This presentation will allow your non-reader as well as reader to enjoy the story that is narrated by DeYoung. You may see a snippet from the animated film. My children enjoyed watching the animated film.
When it comes to books for children, they have the best illustrations. Don Clark’s images are just as wonderful on screen as I am sure they are in the book. They are more than just accents on the screen. They are mesmerizing as well as entertaining and compliment the story. The Biggest Story audio CD and animated film short are two items that will enhance your Bible time together with your children.
Author Kevin DeYoung, an America Christian Reformed Evangelical theologian, is senior pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan and husband to Trisha.
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