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First Bible Basics: A Counting Primer

Teach Your Child Counting and Bible Basics

Your family will love this unique board book! First Bible Basics goes beyond bible stories to actual theology. Each page features colorful, engaging artwork, and the 1-10 counting format reframes abstract, but vitally important biblical content in a way young children can understand and enjoy.

Your child will delight in the bright illustrations, and as they count along with you, they will be exposed to the vocabulary of basic theology in a way that will help them categorize and retain the information.

You will appreciate the artistic design, engaging content, and developing a foundation for deeper, more meaningful conversations about God with your little one. And who knows? You might even learn something about the Bible you didn't know before!

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Baby Believer primers are designed to grow with children, from early infancy through elementary school. In addition to basic Bible theology, Baby Believer board books are filled with quotations from the Bible, creeds, hymns, church fathers, and other articles of faith to help reinforce the content and provide intellectual handholds for older children who possess a greater capacity for learning and memorization.

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The Gospel: Big Theology for Little Hearts by Devon Provencher and Jessica Robyn Provencher

The Big Theology for Little Hearts series is a board book series for children ages 1-5 that teaches key Christian truths in simple, easy-to-understand terms.

Each book in the series introduces a big idea from the Bible with concise definitions and engaging illustrations to help young minds gain a foundational understanding of God's word.

As each book's topic builds on the previous one, children can develop a cohesive framework of theology that includes God, creation, humanity, Jesus, and the gospel-allowing parents to start having crucial conversations with their children as early as possible.

The Gospel is the third book in the series, and lays a foundation for understanding God's plan of salvation for us. Ten simple words describing key elements of the Gospel (such as Rebellion, Punishment, Sacrifice, Resurrection, and Eternal Life) are defined so children learn about the importance of the cross and how it's good news for them.

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The Biggest Story ABC by Kevin DeYoung and Don Clark

     From Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden to Zion and the new creation world, the Bible is telling one big story―the story of God's promise to deliver his people. Kevin DeYoung, best-selling author of The Biggest Story, has written a new board book to help kids ages 1 to 3 to make connections from Genesis to Revelation and from A to Z. Each page introduces a new letter of the alphabet with engaging and whimsical illustrations from award-winning artist Don Clark, retelling the biblical narrative in one continuous story. This board book is a fun way for parents to introduce their small children to the big story of the Bible.

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The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden by Kevin DeYoung and Don Clark

Once upon a time there lived a man and a woman. They were the happiest people on the planet.
True, they were the only people on the planet, but they were still terrifically happy.
Unfortunately, things didn't stay happy and wonderful for long...


The Bible is full of exciting stories that fill children with awe and wonder. But kids need to know how all those classic stories connect to Scripture's overarching message about God's glorious plan to redeem his rebellious people.

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.

Great for use in a family or in church.

Ages 5-8 (read to me)
Ages 8-11 (read to myself)

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The Gospel Story Bible: Discovering Jesus in the Old and New Testaments by Marty Machowski and A.E. Macha

Can a Bedtime Story Actually Change Your Life?

It is easy to forget Jesus in the midst of frantic schedules, family squabbles, and conflicting priorities. But the truth is that he is the hero of every story, including these ordinary ones. This is why Marty Machowski puts God's plan of salvation in Christ on continuous display in The Gospel Story Bible.

This easy-to-read storybook introduces your family to many captivating people, places, and events in Christian History from both the Bible's Old and New Testaments, showing how each one ultimately points to Jesus Christ. As you share these Bible Stories together, you and your family will meet Jesus and learn a new, life-changing way of recognizing Jesus Christ as the hero of every story.

Vibrant illustrations by A. E. Macha, child-friendly discussion questions, and biblical Scripture references accompany each narrative to help you lead your family in exploring the Bible. You will be delighted to discover how easily even a young child can understand the original text of a story that he or she has already come to love. Ideal as a storybook for your preschooler, a devotional for your grade school student, a refresher for the adult believer, or an introduction for the newly converted Christian.

The Gospel Story Bible is also a companion to Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God and the Gospel Story Sunday School curriculum which is available at New Growth Press.

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The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible by Jared Kennedy and Trish Mahoney

The Beginners Gospel Story Bible is a gospel-centered, Bible storybook for toddlers and preschoolers with fifty-two Bible stories retold in a simple and compelling way. Author Jared Kennedy traces through the stories of the Old and New Testament how God keeps his promises in surprising ways better than anyone could have ever thought or imagined! Each story highlights for young children Gods story of redemption through Jesus and the unexpected ways that God's grace and mercy are revealed throughout the Bible.

 

 

Children will hear the good news of God's love for them clearly expressed in ways that will speak to their young hearts. Each story ends with a question that parents and caregivers can use to further reinforce the story. Brightly colored illustrations highlight each story and add fun teaching elements of counting, opposites, patterns, and object recognition to keep the youngest child's attention.

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The Ology by Marty Machowski and Andy McGuire

A beginner's book of systematic theology in the form of a beautifully illustrated storybook for children ages 6 to 12 years. Through storytelling and illustrations, The Ology by Marty Machowski takes abstract theological concepts and makes them easier to understand.

 

 

In the cellar of an old stone cathedral, two children discover an ancient book called The Ology. The beautifully illustrated storybook ushers them into a story of adventure, mystery, and wonder in which they discover life-changing truths about God, themselves, and the world around them. The first illustrated systematic theology book designed especially for grade-school children, The Ology includes built-in adaptations for use with younger or older children, so that entire families can enjoy learning about God together.

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The Dragon and the Garden (Old Stories) by N. D. Wilson (Author), 

Peter Bentley (Illustrator)

Prepare to see the Garden of Eden as you always wished you could--tangible, leaves rustling, the scent of fruit on the breeze. Nathan Wilson and Peter Bentley weave the story of our first parents with wild realism, but also a childlike honesty and clarity that bring new depth to an old truth. Ages 4 and up.

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Noah: A Wordless Picture Book

By: Mark Ludy

Mark Ludy's latest book will appeal to adults and children alike. Digging deeper than the Sunday school tale of cuddly animals on Noah's ark, the story follows the biblical text and illumines Noah's relationship with God, his wife, family, nature, and humanity. Ludy's world-class artwork lets people see, as though for the first time, the beauty within this story - revealing a clearer picture of the nature and character of God and his relationship to humankind. It's immersive and epic in scale and scope. The wordless format invites conversation and storytelling, key building blocks of literacy. And as with his previous books, Ludy's signature mouse Squeakers appears hidden on every page.

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TALES THAT TELL THE TRUTH SERIES

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Jesus and the Very Big Surprise (Tales That Tell the Truth) by Randall Goodgame (Author), Catalina Echeverri (Illustrator)

 

This beautifully-illustrated hardback book by singer and TV presenter Randall Goodgame is based on the parable in Luke 12 v 35–38.

It teaches children that Jesus will return and when he does there will be an amazing party where ... SURPRISE! ... he will serve his faithful servants! Jesus didn’t tell us when that party will be, but we can make sure that we’re ready for it by loving him and loving his people while we wait.

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The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross by Carl Laferton

Illustrated by Catalina Echeverri

 

This beautifully illustrated hardback book takes children on a journey from the garden of Eden to God's prefect new creation. A retelling of the Easter story through a Bible overview, The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross will help children discover that 'because of our sin, we can't go in' but because of Jesus' victory on the cross, an even better garden awaits us.

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Maybe God Is Like That Too by Jennifer Grant  (Author), Benjamin Schipper (Illustrator)

Every child wonders where God lives or what God is like. In Maybe God Is Like That Too, a young boy asks his grandma where God is in their city. She invites him to pay attention to where he sees the fruit of the Spirit. Where love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are, there too is God. The boy sees God in the kindness of a doorman holding the door for a man using a wheelchair, in the patience of his teacher helping him tie his shoes, and in the love, faithfulness, and gentleness of his grandma. An ordinary day in his city opens this young boy's eyes to God's Spirit at work all around him.

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The Storm That Stopped by Alison Mitchell and Catalina Echeverri

Dramatic retelling of Jesus calming the storm that will teach children about who Jesus really is and how they can really trust him.

Based on the account of Jesus calming the storm from Mark chapter 4, this dramatic storybook will teach children about who Jesus really is, as they witness his power over nature.

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God Made Boys and Girls: Helping Children Understand the Gift of Gender

God Made Boys and Girls helps children understand that their gender is a gift from the God who made them and loves them. The story begins as the girls and boys at Grace Christian School are discussing if boys will always be boys and girls will always be girls. Their teacher explains that God gives each of us the gift of being male or female before we are born, and that you continue to be a boy or a girl whether you like to climb trees or play house, play tag or color pictures, cause a ruckus or sit quietly.

In a world where there is so much confusion about gender and identity, pastor and best-selling author Marty Machowski shares the simple, clear truth that all of us are made in God's image as either male or female and what God made is very good! Included at the back of the book is a special section just for parents and caregivers that gives biblical guidance and help as they have this important conversation with their children.

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