Both my husband and I were raised in Christian families and went to various Christian schools growing up. In Christian circles, it is far too easy to: get so focused on the do's and don'ts of the Bible (become legalistic) and forget the big story. Too often I think that I can do it on my own: I just have to spend more time in prayer, read the Bible more, fellowship with other Christians, and then I can look and see what I did. This thinking is horrible and detrimental. "Our story is the story of God doing what we can't, in order to make up for us doing what we shouldn't." (Kevin DeYoung)
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.
Kevin DeYoung is senior pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, MI, husband to Trisha, and father to seven children.
My thoughts:This is a very quick introduction to our need for Jesus; we are utterly dependent upon Him. Kevin DeYoung goes through the Old Testament covenants: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David. In every single instance, The biggest story emphasizes that these men in the Old Testament (despite being chosen by God) were not perfect; they failed.
The animated film has many bold colors, but it is not too fast. In my opinion, it was the words of what was being spoken that were emphasized. My daughter has already started quoting many parts of The biggest story.
Don't tell my nieces and nephews this, but I now have another item to put on my list of things to get them for Christmas!
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