The Gospel Story Bible: Discovering Jesus in the Old and New Testaments
By: Marty Machowk, Illustrated by: A. E. Macha
New Growth Press, 2007 Yanceyville Street, Suite 3600, Greensboro, NC 27405
978-1936768127328, $ 29.99, 2011, 328 pages, Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
Bedtime Stories that Can Change a Child’s Life
“The Gospel Story Bible: Discovering Jesus in the Old and New Testaments” is designed for use with preschoolers as a story book and as a devotional guide for young grade school students The book can be used for home family applications or in the classroom as a curriculum resource . As you read and share these stories with your children you will be pleased to note the way they serve as a refresher to your own spiritual and devotional life.
The colorful dramatic illustrations drawn by A. E. Macha bring the stories to life. The accompanying questions in the “Let’s Talk about It” section are carefully designed for engaging interaction with your child.
The author carefully includes God’s plan of salvation in Christ throughout the narrative. Machowski’s narrative is child friendly, readable, understandable, ideal for age graded Bible exploration, and life changing application, designed to reach a new generation with the truths of the Gospel. The 156 chapters chronicle the key events of the Old and New Testaments. The scriptures quoted are based on the text of the Standard English Bible.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own. I add my recommendation to the list of recognized church leaders who have already highly endorsed “The Gospel Story Bible.”
As Reviewed for Midwest Book Review