Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Christianity Today reviews The Jesus Storybook Bible!

... and it's a rave! Jago and I are leaping and dancing and singing.

"The Jesus Storybook Bible is as charming as it is theological" CHRISTIANITY TODAY

read the full review here.

click here to see a cool slide show of The Fall, taken from the book.

and here's an excerpt:
"The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name disproves the adage that you can't judge a book by its cover. Jago's award-winning cover art is a foretaste of the whimsically insightful and richly colored drawings that await you on every one of the book's 351 pages. The illustrations alone are worth the price of the book....

Jago the illustrator, and Sally Lloyd-Jones the author, are a good pair. She brings the same creativity and sense of humor to her telling of the Bible's stories....

But Lloyd-Jones's writing isn't cutesy. She has a grasp of the profound. How does one explain to a child the agony of Jesus in Gethsemane, and his prayer of surrender to his Father? Lloyd-Jones does it as well as any biblical commentator....

The title and subtitle are even better than the book's delightful illustrations and narrative—because they provide, in one deft stroke, the interpretive key that unlocks the meaning of the whole Bible. The Jesus Storybook Bible says it all: The Scriptures are not merely a collection of stories designed to teach moral lessons. As Jesus explained to the men walking the road to Emmaus on Resurrection Sunday, the whole Bible is about Jesus. In the words of the subtitle, every story whispers his name....Lloyd-Jones manages to show again and again the presence of Christ in all the Old Testament Scriptures, and the presence of the Old Testament Scriptures in the life of Christ."

Sunday, March 2, 2008

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