Explore God's Love
I wrote these stories for my own children. It was 2010, they were younger, and I wanted to teach them what God has been teaching me about Himself in His Word. I wanted them to see that God is a loving and gracious God.
My children (and their father) sin, ultimately because we don’t believe God is good and loving. When I sin, I believe that something or someone else promises more good and more love than God. If I knew how infinitely and incredibly loving and good God is, I would be less inclined to stray from Him and more quickly inclined to return to Him when I do stray. That is what I wanted my children to grasp from God’s Word.
PS: You can learn more about why I wrote God's Love: A Bible Storybook in my interview with Andy Naselli here.
In this colorfully illustrated storybook, your children will discover 120 Bible stories highlighting God's love—from before Creation to the death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ. The stories for this Storybook and App are part of a larger preschool curriculum (Exploring God's Love). With preschoolers in mind, the style is simple and fresh, using everyday, non-churchified language. This approach aims to make these stories more readily accessible, especially to younger readers. Available by clicking here.
This Storybook includes . . .
- 120 illustrated stories
- Access to a free downloadable parent’s guide and catechism
- Durable, hardcover design
- Large 8.5x11'' format that’s easy read with the entire family
This iPad App includes . . .
- 120 interactive story pages with text and spoken audio
- Beautiful illustrations with full pinch and zoom
- Presentation mode for teachers who want to display the artwork over AirPlay or through a VGA adapter
- Links to a parents' discussion guide, catechism, and printable worksheets.
And be sure to check out the video about the app, below.
People Are Saying
""This 120-picture iPad app of the whole Bible for children is astonishing for 99 cents.” -John Piper, Founder and Teacher, Desiring God; Chancellor, Bethlehem College & Seminary
"Our kids have enjoyed both the print edition and the app, so I’m happy to recommend it to others.” -Justin Taylor, Executive Vice President of Book Publishing, Crossway
"I can’t peel my daughter away from this storybook. She loves it. I don’t think it’s a preference necessarily of the story above any of our other storybook Bibles but she loves to have it read to her. Most nights before bed I can find her sitting down and listening to it for 15-20 minutes. We’ll wrap it up with Bible reading and prayer. I have found the God’s Love app complementary and engaging." -Mathew Sims, Writer and Freelance Editor; author of A Household Gospel; blogger at Grace for Sinners (RSS)
"It’s well-done: very understandable for young children and theologically informed." -Andy Naselli, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Bethlehem College & Seminary
"Our kids dove into God’s Love with unusual enthusiasm. Perhaps it was the fresh artwork that drew their attention. Or perhaps it was the author’s biblically-faithful and age-appropriate retelling of classic Bible stories from a Christ-centered perspective. Or perhaps the Lord is awakening faith in them. Maybe it’s a combination of all three. But as a dad I was thrilled with my children’s response to God’s Love. One of my girls read it straight through, so I asked her what she thought of it. She offered a single-word reply. Awesome. Christian parents are constantly looking for new ways to communicate the gospel to their children. Our family has greatly benefited from books like Sally Lloyd-Jones’ Jesus Storybook Bible and David Helm’s Big Picture Story Bible. But truth be told, we could use a dozen more resources like it. If you loved those books, you’ll love God’s Love, too." -Matthew Hoskinson, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, New York City, and author of Assurance of Salvation: Implications of a New Testament Theology of Hope
Sample Some Stories
iPad App Video
The 120 Bible stories that comprise God's Love: A Bible Storybook, are part of a larger, year-long preschool curriculum. The stories are also available in hardcover (more information here), and in an easy-to-use iPad App. The app includes all the colorful illustrations in the book, plus a full voice-over of each story and links to additional resources for parents.