I wanted to get Coen a Bible, his first Bible, for his first Birthday last year. Of course, that day came and went, and it just never happened, as did his second birthday. So when Christmas came I knew that was one gift I wanted tucked under our tree. I don't spend much time in Christian book stores, so when I found myself in Mardels I just had to stop and "Bible Browse". I recognized almost all of them by the covers. The first one I spotted was The Jesus Storybook Bible . I had seen it on Amazon a few times. I picked it up, and the first thing I noticed was the art work.
The second thing I noticed was the tag line. "Every Story Whispers His Name". Didn't quite know how much that would come into play until later.
The third thing I noticed was the way it read. It read like a parent telling a story they knew was true. Like something they had witnessed for themselves and loved to recall and retell.
After discussing it with Daniel and comparing it to others, we picked up the Delux version (which comes with audio cd's) and wrapped it up for Coen to open on Christmas. See?
Right now we are in the stories about Jesus' life, so we haven't really seen how the New Testament will go, but I am looking forward to it!