So what do I do with my kids for family devotions or one on one discipleship of them? (Please note: if your children are grown, keep reading). I’ve had that question a fair amount and my answer is simple and the same every time: buy and read Sally Lloyd-Jones’ The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name. I’ve read five or six children’s Bibles to my kids and Jones’ is by far the best for two reasons: 1. Her writing is style is smooth and colorful. 2. Every Bible story she “translates” points to Christ. 

A mom once asked me how to get kids excited about the Bible because most of them are bored with it. I get that, I really do. Except for the occasional camp or conference experience, I was bored with the Bible until college. So on the one hand, temper your expectations. They aren’t going to be Greek and Hebrew ninjas by the age of 10. But I also said, make sure when they are learning the stories of the Bible, somebody is showing them how those stories point forward to Christ and the gospel. That’s what’s so good about The Jesus Storybook Bible. Jones understands Jesus himself said all Scripture points to him. 

You might be thinking: “My days raising little kids are done. What should I read?” Um…The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally-Lloyd Jones. I’ve recommended to numerous adults that they read this book. It will do more to help you see how the whole Bible hangs together than any other resource I know of. 

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