God’s Big Promises – Carl Laferton

Ideal for younger children, this book takes 92 stories from the Bible and presents them in an enjoyable, fun way, easily understandable, sensitively presented (some of the stories in the Bible can be a challenge to explain to younger children) with carefully considered vocabulary.

The book includes many of the Old Testament favourites, as well as about half the book covering the New Testament. It links the two in a creative way, highlighting those stories that include a promise from God (especially in the OT), matching them to a later story that shows God delivering to that promise (often in the NT). This could really help to deepen a child’s understanding of the way the Bible narrative works over its thousands of years, and how Jesus delivers many of the promises of God.

The stories are true to the Bible, conveying the core messages of each story. They will lead to plenty of questions and opportunity for further explanation between child and reader, or further thought if the child is reading alone. I can see this one working so well as a daily bedtime read.

It is packed with illustrations from Jennifer Davison which add hugely to each story, colourful and engaging, with one on every page.

God’s Big Promises by Carl Laferton, is available here.

I received an advance complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, but was under no pressure to provide a favourable review.