WHO IS JESUS?
40 Pictures to Share with Your Family
The Bible is filled with stories and symbols that point us to Jesus as the Savior, the only one who can bring us back to God. God has the best plan, and the biggest and best story! Forty pictures of Jesus—twenty stories from the Old Testament and twenty stories from the New Testament—will guide family devotions and encourage rich conversations about who Jesus is, why he came to earth, and how we can get to know him now. We can't wait for you to share this book with your family!
My deep hope is that my children understand and embrace the gospel. Because of this, family worship time is really important in our home. Our family chooses to worship after dinner. It's a pretty simple format. We usually just read the Bible or a devotional book, sing a song, and then pray. We've amassed quite the collection of family devotionals, some better than others. Our favorite ones are those that are faithful to Scripture, appeal to our kids, and make us think. Maybe they ask good questions, show connections to other Scripture passages, or provide context in the greater story of the Bible.
It wasn't until I was an adult that I thought a lot about the Bible being one story. Recognizing this helps us see the Bible differently. We think about themes, foreshadowing, symbols, clues, and the drama of the story arc. We realize the death of Jesus was planned long before it happened, and we marvel at the wisdom and love of God. I want to share God's beautiful redemption story with my kids. I want them to be "on the hunt" for glimpses of Jesus, or glimpses of God's amazing gospel plan throughout all of Scripture.
This is what our book, Who is Jesus? 40 Pictures to Share with Your Family, attempts to do. In it you'll find forty chronological Bible stories, twenty from the Old Testament, and twenty from the New, that will give you glimpses or pictures of Jesus. You will spend forty days learning how the Bible is tied together, and see that the cross was indeed God's plan from the beginning. In a way it's a biblical theology primer for families, helping you learn about and celebrate the unity of Scripture, keeping Jesus at the center.
"For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope."