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The Biggest Story :: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden {Book Review}

The Biggest Story :: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden {Book Review}

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): The following is a review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I received a copy of this product and was compensated for my review. Even so, all opinions are my own and a positive review was NOT required.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”) :: Opinions are 100% our own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. We did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this honest review and post.

About the Book:

Hardcover: 132 pages
Publisher: Crossway (August 31, 2015)
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.

This time you get two people reviewing the book! Jenn, the mama and Jeremiah, the oldest son (eleven and half) both have thoughts for you on The Biggest Story. Please keep in mind that Jeremiah is often short and to the point. Not to mention a bit contradictory to himself. LOL.

Jeremiah’s Review:

Hard to understand. I feel like it was sort of redundant to all of the other kid books about the Bible. it seems like he copied it from somewhere else. I’m not saying that I don’t like it, it just seemed similar to other ones. It made my eyes hurt. Too many colors and too many weird shapes. But the artwork was impressive. I might recommend, but I’m not sure….

Jenn’s Review:

To be honest, I didn’t really know what to think of the book at first. I actually handed it over to Jeremiah to read before I even looked at it.
When I did read it, I wasn’t confused by it, but I also noticed a few similarities to other kid Bibles. In the end, the unique look and style of writing sets it apart for me.
The pictures were stunning. I thought they were really cool, bold and vibrant. A very unique style of artistry. Almost like an Eric Carle style.
The book is high quality and gift-worthy. I love that it has a ribbon bookmark, just like a Bible. 🙂 I will gladly recommend it to others.

About the Author, Kevin DeYoung:

Kevin DeYoung is senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. He blogs at the Gospel Coalition and has authored or coauthored numerous well-known books, including Just Do Something, The Hole in Our Holiness, Crazy Busy, and Taking God At His Word. He lives with his wife and their 6 children in Central Michigan.

Check out one of the gorgeous pages:
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About the Illustrator, Don Clark:

Don Clark is an artist and the cofounder of Invisible Creature, a widely respected and award-winning design studio in Seattle that has worked with clients such as Target, Nike, LEGO, and WIRED magazine. He lives with his wife and their 3 children, 4 goats, 12 chickens, and 1 crazy dog on a farm just outside the city limits.

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The Giveaway:

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Winner will be completely random through Gleam. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

So excited to offer this neat book to one of my readers! Just follow the simple instructions in the Gleam contest portal below! Good luck!

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Jenn

I'm a Christian wife to an amazing man and a stay-at-home-teaching mom to four special & incredible boys (14, 12.5, 10.5, & 8).  Sign up for posts, deals, & updates. Find me on Facebook (Writer page) (Fan page) (Community group), Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+.

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  1. Oh, this has intrigued me! What a beautiful book!

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