More Than a Story: New Testament takes children on a chronological journey through the Bible, exploring both the breadth and depth of Scripture. Key doctrines of the Christian faith are emphasized and clearly explained, all leading to the glorious realities of the gospel. Actual texts of Scripture are woven into each chapter, exposing children to the variety of literary genres, events, people, places, and themes of the Bible.
More than a storybook, this 346-page book displays Christ’s manifold character as well as His glorious deeds, righteous commands, sure promises, severe warnings, and gracious plan of redemption.
Though the Bible is full of stories, it is MORE THAN A STORY. It is the authoritative Word of God that, throughout its pages, proclaims and magnifies the majestic character of God, His work in this world, and His plan of redemption for sinful men through His Son, Jesus.
"What a magnificent book Sally Michael has written!
We long to communicate the message of the NT faithfully to our children, both at home and in church and in Christian schools. Sally Michael in this profound book, which is beautifully illustrated by Fred Apps, unpacks the New Testament message simply and powerfully.
What stands out particularly in the book is its theological depth and practical application. Theologically, Michael focuses on both who God is and what he has done for us in Christ. The book is God-centered and Christ-glorifying, reminding us that we depend on the Spirit for empowerment. Don't think this book is too theological to be accessible.
The New Testament message is practically applied to everyday life, and searching questions for application conclude every chapter. I also loved the format of the book: the illustrations, the different fonts, and the box at the end of each chapter invites readers to pursue its content."
Thomas R. Schreiner, James Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean of the School of Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Author or editor of several books including Romans, in the Baker Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament.
More Than a Story: New Testament is scheduled to be released November 16, but you can preorder it now. You can also preorder a bundle of the Old Testament and New Testament volumes at a discount.