The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden

Kevin DeYoung Don Clark


The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden

The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden

  • Title: The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden
  • Author: Kevin DeYoung Don Clark
  • ISBN: 9781433542442
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Hardcover



Once upon a time there lived a man and a woman They were the happiest people on the planet.True, they were the only people on the planet, but they were still terrifically happy.Unfortunately, things didn t stay happy and wonderful for long .The Bible is full of exciting stories that fill children with awe and wonder But kids need to know how all those classic storiesOnce upon a time there lived a man and a woman They were the happiest people on the planet.True, they were the only people on the planet, but they were still terrifically happy.Unfortunately, things didn t stay happy and wonderful for long .The Bible is full of exciting stories that fill children with awe and wonder But kids need to know how all those classic stories connect to Scripture s overarching message about God s glorious plan to redeem his rebellious people.In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung a best selling author and father of six leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ s death on the cross to the new heaven and new earth.With powerful illustrations by award winning artist Don Clark, this imaginative retelling of the Bible s core message how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden will draw children into the biblical story, teaching them that God s promises are even bigger and better than we think.Ages 5 8 read to me Ages 8 11 read to myself


Recent Comments "The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden"

I probably would've given a little more weight to the creation mandate, but I do so like DeYoung—and the illustrations were simply fantastic.More important than anything I might say: my children asked for more.

I love Kevin DeYoung and have been looking forward to this book since I heard about it earlier in the year. It was what I expected. Though in some ways, I was surprised.I was not surprised with the text. DeYoung has been a favorite write of mine for quite some time. I was expecting excellent, deep theology distilled in a manner that would allow me to share the great truths of Scripture with my boys of various ages and various spiritual and intellectual levels. This is what Pastor DeYoung has pro [...]

So beautiful 😍

I read everything DeYoung writes. He’s always clear, witty, convictional, and simple in his writing, even when branching out to write an illustrated children’s book. DeYoung delivered this first as a Christmas sermon for his church. He writes, “I wanted to tell the familiar advent story in a way that was fresh and faithful to the biblical text. I tried to deliver the message like I was reading a book—a book for children sitting by the fire on Christmas morning” (118). With creative and [...]

Gush, gush, gush, gush, gush! DeYoung is one of my favorite authors and bloggers, and he does it again with this beautiful book! We have read The Big Picture Story Bible to the kids over and over. The Biggest Story takes the biggest story to the next level with engaging prose and whimsical artwork. I cannot recomment this highly enough.

The illustrations in The Biggest Story are absolutely stunning.The text. Eh, it's alright. Obviously the story is good, but it just felt a little awkward and a lot rushed. It's hard to fit this much epic narrative in 125 pages.Stick with The Jesus Story Book Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones instead for easy reading, gorgeous illustrations, and a powerful message.

Wonderful! Beautifully told and always pointing to Jesus and the faithfulness of God the Father. The illustrations are fantastic, vivid and full of imagery that affirm the story in a powerful way.

4* overallThe illustrations deserve all the stars!

Great Biblical book! Paints a clear picture of what the Bible is all about!!! Highly recommended!!

Very good, although we're not headed back to a/the garden; we're headed toward a garden-city, the New Jerusalem.The note to parents at the end is excellent.Here's the DVD.Comments at WORLD: "As author Kevin DeYoung explains, The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden (Crossway, 2015) began as a Christmas sermon meant to showcase the Nativity in light of “the biggest story” of the Bible as a whole. Too long for a picture book, too condensed for a Bible storybook, it [...]

I loved the idea behind this book---to show children the "big picture" of the Bible instead of telling them about different events that may seem disconnected to them. And the illustrations were very intriguing, most of the time going beyond the book's text and requiring the reader to be knowledgeable of the Bible. But while I've enjoyed DeYoung's writing style in other books, the tone here, almost sounding flippant in some areas, just didn't always feel quite right for children.

Great book for children and adults alike. Mr. DeYoung does an excellent job in simplifying the covenantal story from beginning to end. We are using this as part of our family worship time. The artwork is fantastic. One of my sons enjoys the use of "snake crusher". If you have children, grandchildren or enjoy children's books, this book should be on your shelf.

This book targets kids around the age of 3-12 but I think it is great for all ages. DeYoung summarizes the Bible’s storyline and pulls out major themes of Gods redemptive plan in 10 short chapters. The book is even a sort of simple intro to/example of biblical theology; showing how the whole Bible points to, revolves around, and climaxes in Jesus. The illustrations are awesome. Vibrant and colorful enough to even hold the attention of a two-month old. I look forward to reading this many more t [...]

WOW. Forget reading this review- just go read this book! It's a Juv nonfiction, so it won't take you long. I read it during a break at work, then brought it home to read again and to look more closely at the illustrations.The Biggest Story connects all the main "stars" of the Bible and weaves them into a beautiful, bigger tapestry that points to Christ. Everyone from Adam to Noah to Abraham to David (and lots of people in between) are all connected, and all point to Christ. I love how DeYoung ke [...]

This summary of the Bible meant for children ages 5 to 11 is excellently written by Pastor Kevin DeYoung. The illustrations by Don Clark are incredible. they just pop off the page. They are full of color and much detail The author summarizes the Bible without leaving out the challenging parts or the stories that we love. He shows how Jesus loves us all. I have already read it twice and will read it again.

Perfect for kids!!!!!

Colorful, engaging illustrations match the simple yet thought-provoking story of God's plan throughout the ages to do the work to rescue a failure-prone people, bring us to Himself, and give us back the garden of perfect love and satisfaction.

It just didn’t seem right that the One destined to crush the Serpent would be crushed himself. So when Jesus, the Christ, the Son of the living God, died on the cross that Friday afternoon, it seemed a shocking evil beyond belief….We break promises, so God keeps his. We run from God, he comes to us.We suffer for sin, so the Savior suffers for us.The Garden of Eden where all was good is a great place to start when teaching our children about the love of God. With the fall of man, we are in a [...]

I decided to read one last book before the year closed, and a children's book seemed appropriate, and a children's book going over the Biblical narrative seemed doubly appropriate! I loved reading DeYoung's book; it was well written and the visuals were stunning. But regrettably I give it 4 stars (though I'd like it to be somewhere between a 4-4.5). Here's why:Visually:This book could have been published without the 2nd commandment violations. Of course, this is not a unanimous thought in even R [...]

I really wanted to like this book. Really. The artwork is gorgeous and the idea of telling the Story of God from the perspective of how Jesus gets us back to the garden is really intriguing -- especially since it's geared toward children.Unfortunately, I didn't like this book. Yes, the art is still stunning, but the language used to tell the story just doesn't go with it -- it isn't nearly as elegant or poetic. What's more offensive to me is how the story is told. If you're going to condense God [...]

I love this book! In just one or two sittings, it gives parent and child a walk through redemptive history from beginning to end. I had chills several times through the book, and even though there was nothing I didn't already know, being able to read and walk through the whole story in half an hour or so was so encouraging and inspiring to keep following Jesus and trusting that God is in control of all of human history.I'm not usually one to comment on illustrations as I am a words-person and do [...]

I got this for my nieces, who are currently 5 and 3. I think the 5 year old will love it--it's well written and manages to tell the whole story of salvation without being too long or complicated to hold her attention. The 3 year old will love the illustrations, which are--for lack of a better word--really cool. My one issue with it is that it is, not surprisingly as it is written by a Reformed guy, a fairly Protestant re-telling of salvation history. The places where this is most obvious : 1. Th [...]

Beautifully written and with imaginative, gorgeous drawings, this book feels like the Bible told as a fairy tale. The language is simple enough for 5 -7 year olds to engage with the story, but also humorous and creative enough to capture my attention as an adult. For example, I loved this section from Chapter 3: “Great blessings. But not-so-great people. Isaac was sort of a weakling. Jacob was a selfish trickster. And Judah did such dumb stuff, we don’t even want to talk about it.” The aut [...]

Fantastic. DeYoung's writing is understandable for children yet devotional for adults as well. It was wonderful to expose my kids to not simply a collection of bible stories, but rather a story that reflects the overarching narrative of the Bible. This simply confirms my belief that the best children's bibles are from the Reformed camp, since it truly is the Covenantal Theological view of the Bible that shows the true message of God's word. My only qualm is that the art (though absolutely beauti [...]

This book is worth owning for the illustrations alone. My kids and I loved all of the symbolism and rich colors.We read through a couple of story Bibles a year in our Morning Time, and I enjoy the ones that focus on a single thread (Jesus, or covenant, or redemption) throughout the whole narrative. Since we read Scripture as well as these condensed story versions, I don't worry about them missing important moments or lessons. However, there were many sections in this volume that I would have lik [...]

The story is good. Some word usage could have been better. The pictures are definitely modernistic and blocky rather than more realistic which I tend to prefer. However, my son loves the brightness of them and wouldn't let me put the book down as he sat next to me for multiple chapters at a time. And that is saying something for a very active 18 month old. If you have a child that can be overly stimulated visually, you may want to review this book before reading it to them, or break it up into s [...]

My boys loved it as did I. Does a great job of covering Genesis to Acts with clear stepping stones in between. The art work is amazing! I think this aspect is worth as much mention as the text. Images continue to amaze and communicate the story as you move from chapter to chapter. Good chapter length for kids as well. I only wished the author would have made the explicit connection between the promise of a snake crusher and Jesus as the snake crusher in his resurrection. My boys were waiting to [...]

I love this! DeYoung pieces together all the stories so many children have heard from vbs to Sunday school to bible class. It helped me see the bible as a whole story leading up to Christ's return and I'm sure helps kids see the straightforward message of redemption. the illustrations are fantastic, I just want to buy them all.

This is a good little children's Bible story book that is written to emphasize the greater narrative in all the Bible stories. It reminds me a lot of The Jesus Storybook Bible, but shorter (this book only has 10 chapters). My only critique would be that my three-year-old had a hard time understanding the very imaginative and abstract illustrations. :-)

Gorgeous illustrations. Really great telling of the story of God's love for his people. It was a little much for my 2 and a half year old (he was way more interested in the snake than the Snake Crusher


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