Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My Favorite Giveaway Yet! The Jesus Storybook Bible

Sorry, this giveaway is now closed.


I have absolutely fallen in love with this book. It was included in the books Zonderkidz sent me to review and give away, and I don't have any trouble saying, "I love it!!!"

I'm using it as a read aloud for my girls before bed each night, and every time I finish a story they beg me, "Read the next one, please Mommy!" Do you know how good it feels to have your children begging you to read Bible stories to them?

But, my girls aren't the only ones enjoying this book. I am learning so much from reading this to them. There are so many stories, especially in the Old Testament, that I didn't see before how they point to Jesus coming to be our Rescuer.

I hope it is OK to do this, but I just had to share the introduction with you:

God wrote, “I love you” – he wrote it in the sky, and on the earth, and under the sea. He wrote his message everywhere! Because God created everything in his world to reflect him like a mirror – to show us what he is like, to help us know him, to make our hearts sing.

The way a kitten chases her tail. The way red poppies grow wild. The way a dolphin swims.

And God put it into words, too, and wrote it in a book called “the Bible.”

Now, some people think the Bible is a book of rules, telling you what you should and shouldn’t do. The Bible certainly does have some rules in it. They show you how life works best. But the Bible isn’t mainly about you and what you should be doing. It’s about God and what he has done.

Other people think the Bible is a book of heroes, showing you people you should copy. The Bible does have some heroes in it, but (as you’ll soon find out) most of the people in the Bible aren’t heroes at all. They make some big mistakes (sometimes on purpose). They get afraid and run away. At times they are downright mean.

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!

You see, the best thing about this Story is – it’s true.

There are lots of stories in the Bible, but all the stories are telling one Big Story. The Story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them.

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.

And this is no ordinary baby. This is the Child upon whom everything would depend. This is the Child who would one day – but wait. Our Story starts where all good stories start. Right at the very beginning …

Doesn't that just grab your heart and make you want to read more? If you don't win my giveaway, you still need to add this book to your library or give it as a gift. I just can't express enough how reading this book to my kids has touched my own heart.

It also has great illustrations!

Here's how to enter the giveaway:

1. You can enter once just by leaving me a comment.
2. You can enter a second time if you already are a follower of my blog or you become one before next Wednesday, July 15th, when I choose the winner.
3. You can enter a third time if you visit Zonderkidz website and shop around. Tell me what you like. (They've added new content since the last giveaway)
4. You can enter a fourth time if you write a blog post inviting your readers to come over here and enter the contest.

NOTE: ****Each comment counts as an entry, so make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry you want to make.

I hope you all love this as much as I do.

Contest ends Wednesday, July 15th

28 comments:

Tracy said...

Sounds like a wonderful book that I'd love to win!!

Tracy said...

I am a follower already!!

Tracy said...

I've blogged about your giveaway. Thanks Becky! I hope to be a winner this time :)

Kim said...

I'm sold on what a great book this is. I hope to be the winner and all 6 kiddos could enjoy this - talk about getting bang for your buck ( I would get it free and 7 people would get to enjoy :))

Kim said...

Okay, I'm an official follower now, count that 2 entries!

aknaturegirl said...

Yay for giveaways!! :-) This ine tops the coffee! Hope I win.. ;-)

Mom said...

Ok Becky, I have already done the first 3 things. Have I entered 3 times then? Mom (I want to win this before Zac's birthday)

aknaturegirl said...

FYI I posted a link on my blog.. :-)

Emily said...

I'm glad I found your blog through Tracy's! I've been hearing amazing things about this book, and I can't wait to read more of your posts.

Kinslee said...

Hey there Becky this book looks awesome! Thanks for sharing it with us

King Charming said...

Uh... there doesn't seem to be any fine print in the deal saying household family members are exempt from winning - ha - I have one entry! King Charming :)

ME (A) said...

It looks as though Tracy has been doing some serious advertisement on your behalf, because I too found your blog through hers. I think this book looks fabulous as does your blog. I plan to visit more often.

Angie said...

Hey Becky! Looks like an awesome book to me! I'm sure my kids would love it too.

Angie said...

I'm a follower too of course :)

Mama Mimi (Dana) said...

I want it, I want it, I want it I would love to read it to Charlie and my grandkids. Count me in the drawing. Love you Becky and again, was sooooo good to see you and the kids. Maybe Pat can come next time.

Shiloh said...

Hannah LOVES books! What better book to read to her...it would be great to win it for her.

Shiloh said...

I am a follower already! Thanks, Becky!

Hilty Sprouts! said...

Ooh, pick me, pick me! ;0)

Hilty Sprouts! said...

Okay, checked out zonderkidz again. I think zach would love the superhero series.

Hilty Sprouts! said...

Blogpost done, check check! I've done all I can do!

Victoria said...

Hey, I came over from your post on the Nester's Price my party and just had to enter to win this Bible! I have heard of it before but have never gotten one. :)

Heidi said...

What a great book Becky. My kids would love it! Me too of course, lol!

Heidi said...

I am a follower already!

Tasha said...

Thanks for entering me in this great giveway.

Tasha

Jamie said...

Wow! What a cool looking Bible that is!

Jamie said...

Oh and I follow you too!

Jamie said...

If I could order anything from their site it'd probably be the Princess series book for my dd. She'd love it!

Katy said...

Maybe I'll get lucky and win from your site twice in one month! LOL Wait technically that last one was last month so....