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

The Biggest Story

The Biggest Story

I love books. I love kids. I love the Bible. I love artwork. Put them all together? I’m bound to love that — and I think you will as well!

They all come together in the book The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden (affiliate link), by pastor Kevin DeYoung and illustrated by Don Clark.

This book is unique, in that it isn’t really a Bible storybook. Rather, it tells the “big picture” of the entire Bible’s story, from creation to Jesus’ second coming. As a teacher, I love that. I think that, often, we teach kids isolated Bible stories, and the kids really have little idea how everything ties together in the macro view.

Here’s an example of a page spread with that lovely, colorful artwork:

The Biggest Story Clark

Each of the chapter openers also has beautiful artwork. Kind of a Ukrainian look, I’m thinking … oh, and you have to love a book that comes with its own ribbon bookmark, don’t you?

The Biggest Story Clark

I like the tone of the book — it’s full of this type thing:

  • Things were still not going well in the world God had made. Thankfully, God was still not done saving his people.
  • Believe it or not, God’s promises hadn’t gone anywhere. In fact, God kept on making more promises all the time.
  • We live in the beginning of the end of the story that we are still in the middle of. We know it’s not the end because we haven’t made it back to the garden.

You get the idea. The text is clever, and so even though the illustrations might fool you, this is not a book to read with a toddler. Because of the depth of the ideas presented, I’d recommend this for kids in at least third grade. In fact, I think it’s a lovely book for teens and adults as well.

It’s a beautiful, thoughtful re-telling of the greatest story ever told.

Thanks to FlyBy, one of you can win a copy. Enter using the rafflecopter form below by September 16, and I’ll choose a random winner September 17.
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**”Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Opinions are 100% my own and there was no monetary compensation. I received a book in exchange for this review and post.

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36 thoughts on “The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden

  1. This looks like an awesome Bible Story Book for children in the early grades of their education. I am going to pass this info on to a friend who I think would love the book. Maybe I’ll win since the drawing IS on my birthday!

  2. I enjoyed your review and look forward to checking this new story Bible out (if I win it or when I buy it as a Christmas gift for one of my littles!)

  3. My daughters still enjoy picture books and I’m in this “anything to get the gospel to my kids!” phase, LOL. Well, it’s not really a phase, but more my life’s goal 🙂

  4. I love the content and beautiful artwork in this Bible book! My little granddaughter from WI and my 3 great-grands from IN would be thrilled in a few short years, should I win this lovely book.

  5. Sounds like an awesome book to help spread the Gospel! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

  6. I’d love to win this. It would be a gift I would be happy to give to my “greats.” Thanks for reviewing it. I hadn’t heard of it, although I have heard of the author.

  7. I have heard great things about this book but hadn’t looked into it yet. Would love to win it to share with my grandchildren!

  8. This book seems like it is full of gorgeous illustrations! The pages shown are absolutely beautiful!

  9. A few months ago, I placed an order for a Bible story book, and this book came in the mail too. We just loved it! That is, until we got to the end and realized we had only received a teaser! Siah couldn’t handle the suspense. We’ve had it on our Amazon Wishlist for some time now. Glad to know it’s finally available!

  10. This looks awesome! I would love to win it for my niece and nephew! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  11. I would like to win because all 3 of my children LOVE to read/be read too! I can definitely see our 12 year old son loving to read this book to his 2 little sisters who are five and two years old 🙂 I know he gets sick of reading about princesses and fairies! lol

    babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

  12. My daughter absolutely loves reading, it involves a bible story, and the artwork is absolutely gorgeous. These are all huge factors in me wanting to win! :o)

  13. we need more books to read, as we just donated a bunch! Nice to have a fresh read!

  14. My best friend’s daughter is just learning how much fun reading can be, and I think this would make an awesome birthday gift for her in October! 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway

  15. I think the artwork looks beautiful. I think my daughter would really enjoy it. She always looks for the biggest book when we tell her just one more book before bed, so I’m sure this would become a favorite!

  16. I would love to win this beautiful book for my son because he loves books!
    Thank You for the chance

  17. This looks like a good book for my nephew. He always gets excited to get new books. I’m so glad he really enjoys reading.

  18. I love books! And I’m hoping my future kiddos will be avid readers as well. This would be a great start for them!

  19. I love this book! I’d love to win this for my 2 nieces and my granddaughter. She’s only 16 months old but she likes to look at the pictures with my nieces. Thank you for the chance 🙂

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I enjoy hearing your thoughts.