Friday, April 13, 2012

Why We Need Jesus

Why do we need Jesus?  Because we have all sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God.  This book, written with children in mind, tells the story of how sin came into this world and the only way it can be defeated.

This is not a typical children’s story Bible.  It is not an overview of the entire Bible; David, Jonah, etc., are not included.  And while all parts of the Bible are important, I believe it is the author’s intent to focus on the main message the Word of God delivers.  King of Glory is comprised of 70 “scenes” that relate the events from before Creation and ends with the promise of Christ’s return.  There is a heavy emphasis on how sin came to be and why we cannot atone for it ourselves setting the foundation for the reason of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.  Each scene has verses of Scripture surrounded by a narrative to give insight into the meaning of the verse.

My children are 4 & 5 and I was concerned that they wouldn’t want to listen to this book as I read it.  Even though each scene is only one page long it is packed with a lot of information.  I am happy to say that my boys listen quietly every time I read from this book to them, although I think most of it is over their heads still.  They really like the illustrations for each scene.  They are nice because they are realistic instead of cartoony.

This is a good book with a unique way of presenting the main message of the Bible to children.
For more information about this book and the upcoming movie, click here or the title above.

I received this book free of charge from BookCrash in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Thank you for taking time to write this insightful and compelling review.
    Paul D. Bramsen (in Senegal, West Africa)

    1. You are welcome. Keep up the good work!