We are so excited about this resource and its potential use in your home!
If you have young kids, we highly recommend the Jesus Storybook Bible (JSB). It is a wonderful resource that takes a selection of stories from the Bible and shows us in simple, clear language how each and every story really is about Jesus. We think so highly of it, that we have spent a significant amount of time and energy creating this companion.
Firstly, find below a “how to” guide that should explain the basics of how the JSB companion works.
As parents, it primarily our responsibility to disciple our children into the likeness of Christ. We want to help you in this regard! The idea is that as you read the JSB with your young kids, you are given cues to engage with them for each and every story, honing in on the centrality of Jesus always.
Our thinking is taken directly from Deuteronomy 6:4-9 where Moses reminds the Israelites before they cross into the promised land of the vital importance of passing your faith on to the next generation.
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
The emphasis of Moses’ message to the Israelites is about
a) loving God with everything and
b) sharing that reality with the next generation.
I have highlighted in the text above where this passage directly affects the JSB companion and encourages you to engage with your children, relating to each story, in the following way:
We trust your warm hearts can use this bright light resource to help you engage with your kids about Jesus like never before, creating an irresistable Glow.