God's Good News {GIVEAWAY}: Bible Stories and Devotions for Kids




One of the most important learning activities of our day is when we can sit down together and read the word of God. Sometimes we go over stories right from the Bible. There are other times when we'll read an age-appropriate devotional or Bible storybook that offers an accurate retelling of the events that had happened, and people who had lived throughout Biblical history. I especially appreciate when a book provides an additional message of encouragement that can also be applied in our daily living.

The late Billy Graham was a prominent figure in Christianity and had made such an impact during his years here on Earth. Even after his passing, his legacy lives on in God's Good News, a beautiful book that shares the gospel with children everywhere by offering more than sixty Bible stories and devotions. This book is actually adapted from an earlier edition that had previously been released back in 2015. The new version offers a brand new cover design, along with a smaller trim size. 



Christianity is good news. . . . When we open up the Bible, it is good news from cover to cover. It's the good news that God loves us. –Billy Graham









ABOUT THE BOOK:
No one has brought the good news to more people than Reverend Billy Graham, and the people who admire him span all generations. This lovely edition of God's Good News will be a timeless classic for parents and grandparents to give a new generation of children the good news, to show them the way to the cross, and to help them begin a lifetime of following Christ. Invite the children you love to experience God through powerful stories from the Bible. They will imagine the walls of water in the parted Red Sea, figure out why Joseph chose to forgive his brothers, read about a paralyzed man Jesus healed, and discover God’s exciting plan for their lives. Most of all, this Bible storybook helps children understand God's incredible love for them. Each story is equipped with a takeaway devotion from Rev. Graham. The takeaways will help children focus on God's Word, apply it to their lives, and begin walking with God and sharing the good news from an early age.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Billy Graham, world-renowned preacher, evangelist, and author, delivered the gospel message to more people face-to-face than anyone in history and ministered on every continent of the world in more than 185 countries. Millions have read his inspirational classics, including Angels, Peace with God, The Holy Spirit, Hope for the Troubled Heart, How to Be Born Again, The Journey, Nearing Home, and The Reason for My Hope.







What I really love about this book is that it doesn't just paraphrase stories from the Bible. Instead, it uses actual text from the New King James Version. To make it clear, there's absolutely nothing wrong with paraphrased Bible storybooks and devotionals. We also own a lot these types of books, and they're wonderful for teaching young children about God. With that being said, having a Bible story reference book that actually uses Biblical text right from the source is a truly helpful feature. The New King James Version (NKJV) is wonderful, because it's much easier to read (which is handy for children) than the traditional King James (KJV) translation. At the same time, it still keeps true to the preserved and living word of God. 

 


Another beautiful addition at the end of each Bible story in God's Good News is the inclusion of a special word from Billy Graham, himself. These personal messages of encouragement are taken from previously published texts that he had written, along with a variety of other materials, such as adapted sermons. After each Bible story, children can receive inspirational messages and wisdom that parallels what they've just read, and how it can be applied to their own lives.







Of course, I can't forget to mention the beautiful artwork from Scott Wakefield. With each turn of the page, we were greeted with illustrations that were absolutely gorgeous! Not only does the artwork help connect the Bible stories, but it also brings each one to life.






As a mother, it's so important that my son begins living a Godly life at an early age. Not only do I want him to develop a close relationship with the Lord, but I want to make sure that he will always maintain that relationship with Him, even as he gets older. Beautiful books such as God's Good News, not only help to develop an understanding of God throughout Biblical history, but it can also help children learn about His presence in their lives, today! 


 Children's Bible Stories and Devotions Book Giveaway


I feel so blessed to now add this beautiful storybook to our current Bible study sessions. What's even more exciting is that someone else can be blessed with a copy of their own by entering for a chance to win! One winner will be randomly chosen to receive God's Good News by Billy Graham. To enter, please follow the giveaway prompts, below. I have also included plenty of optional entries that can help increase your chances of winning.


God bless and thank you for entering!