Early this year at a church conference I was offered a free copy of this children's Bible and I didn't take it.
A few months later everyone at church was raving about it, but I wasn't interested.
I already have a great children's story Bible, and besides, I really didn't like the cartoon picture of Jesus on the cover.
Then my best friend starts telling me about this great children's Bible and even buys me a copy.
Ok, I've read it now.
I think I understand what all the fuss is about.
The introduction made me cry.
Even if you don't have kids, you need to buy this Bible.
Here are just a couple paragraphs from the intro to whet your appetite:
"No, the Bible isn't a book of rules, or a book of heroes. The Bible is most of all a Story. It's an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It's a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne - everything - to rescue the one he loves. It's like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life."
"It takes the whole Bible to tell this Story. And at the center of the Story, there is a baby. Every Story in the Bible whispers his name. He is like the missing piece in a puzzle - the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together, and suddenly you can see a beautiful picture."
(Oh, and for you Tim Keller fans, he was evidently very influential in the writing of this book, as noted by the author.)
My kids love it too. They never want me to stop reading it. And when I do, they keep looking at the pictures. For hours.
Here you go - you can click here to buy it now.
Hopefully you're not as slow as I am.