As an editor of The Gospel Project® for Kids and the mom of a preschooler, The Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook is pretty awesome. For one thing, I L-O-V-E that this Bible storybook helps supplement Bible reading for kids age 4-8, but it also helps them connect the 145 illustrated, individual stories to one big story—God’s story. Without that key component, a lot of storybook Bibles on the shelves just seem like, well, stories—no different than any other storybook.
Another element that reinforces God’s story are the Big Picture Questions and Answers that are included in each story. By asking these big picture questions and answers, you help your kids discover that God is hero of the Bible. Kids will learn truths about God, mankind, sin, and salvation in Jesus.
Speaking of Jesus, Christ Connections help kids grasp how every story points to Jesus and His saving work on our behalf. Connecting the Old Testament stories to Jesus helps us see past the difficult Bible passages (like the cycles of sin and punishment at the time of judges and prophets) and focuses on Jesus, the only One who could pay the penalty for our sins once and for all.
I know, I know. You’re probably thinking, All of these components are great for parents, but how is this Bible storybook going to keep my kids’ interest? I’ve got two words for you: Augmented Reality. If you own a smartphone or iPad, you can download the FREE Augmented Reality app from B&H Kids. The AR app is easy to use. Scan any icon, then scan the illustration you want to view. The Bible story picture comes to life right in front of your eyes! QR codes throughout the Bible also connect to videos featuring key Bible stories. Oh, and did I mention Jenna Lucado narrates the stories, too?
So let’s see. A Bible storybook that helps kids connect the Bible stories together as one big story? Check. Four-color illustrations for 145 Bible stories? Check. Big picture questions and answers that help kids see God is the hero of the Bible? Check. Christ connections that point every Bible story to Jesus? Check. FREE Augmented Reality app that brings the art and story to life visually and audibly? Check, check! I hope you grab a copy for your kids’ ministry and one for your home. Help your kids see that God’s Word really is living and active!
GIVEAWAY: Because of our excitement for the release of this new resource, we’ve decided to give away 100 Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybooks! All 100 of these Bibles will go to one winning church, hopefully providing enough Bibles for the whole kids ministry. Enter below on the Rafflecopter. All you have to do is give us the name of your church to be entered. Winner will be announced one week from today. Good luck!
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Rachel Myrick is a production editor for The Gospel Project® for Kids, and the mother of an unstoppable force, Gideon.