Thursday, September 8, 2016

"the biggest story" by kevin deyoung + giveaway


The Biggest Story is an engaging walk through the Bible that speaks to children and adults alike.

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.

The Animated Short Film: Featuring beautifully animated illustrations adapted from the book, The Biggest Story: The Animated Short Film will captivate children and parents alike as they see how all the classic stories in the Bible connect to Scripture’s overarching message about God’s glorious plan to redeem his rebellious people.

The Audio Book: This audio book of The Biggest Story—written and narrated also by the best-selling author Kevin DeYoung—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.

I was able to review copies of both the audiobook (on CD) and short film (on DVD). As soon as I received the package, I popped the CD in. I loved the way DeYoung told the story, but I wondered if maybe it was too advanced for children to truly grasp.

../Library/Containers/com.apple.mail/Data/Library/Mail%20Downloads/4652AA5B-A4D3-4EEB-8E51-B8F81607B2B3/thumbnail_biggest-story-quotes-long07.jpgI take my cousin's three daughters (preschool, 1st, and 2nd grades) to school, so I decided to have them listen to a couple chapters each day on our way. The preschooler paid zero attention, but the 1st and 2nd grader seemed to enjoy it. We listened to Chapter Ten, the final chapter, today. Then I asked them what they thought. The 1st grader, who tends to be quiet, said she liked it. The 2nd grader, never afraid to give an opinion, said, "It was kinda boring in parts. But I really liked the part about how Jesus died for us!" We also had a very good discussion about Abraham and Isaac, so I know they were listening.

I didn't have a chance to show them the short film, but I was very impressed by it. It's visually stunning! I think that it will help children understand the story in parts where the words are a bit confusing. (And I'm absolutely sure that some parts of the audiobook went over my little cousins' heads.)

I also think that the short film would be totally suitable for an adult Bible study or small group. Like I said, it's quite stunning, and it could also lead to some great discussions. 4 stars.

Buy the audiobook.
Buy the short film.

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Kevin DeYoung is senior pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, MI, husband to Trisha, and father to seven children.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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    1. It is really good. I think you guys would like it!

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  2. The cover looks beautiful! (And I do like stuff from DeYoung!)

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    1. This non-artist thought the illustrations were spectacular :-)

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