Tuesday, January 1, 2019

God's Good News: More Than 60 Bible Stories and Devotions by Billy Graham (Published by Thomas Nelson)

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My thoughts:  As I read through God's Good News I can almost hear the voice of Billy Graham as he time and time again spoke of God's Good News. We heard him on television and we attended a crusade in a town near us. We have a long-playing vinyl recording of him, too.

Was he perfect? No. Was he a minister of God's good news? Yes. And this children's Bible story book and devotional with excerpts of Billy Graham's messages included is a treasure.

The book is filled with phrases that resonate with "Billy Graham's voice" - God loves you, He forgives you, He is a God of mercy, God has a plan for your life. Each story is Biblical and applications made that are simple to understand and yet profound in theological meaning.

These 60 plus stories and devotions will bring God's good news to the family that reads it together. It is ideal for the young reader to begin his or her own devotional readings in private as well as family time.

The illustrations are realistic yet have a modern "look" to them and bring the stories to life for the reader.

I highly recommend this Bible story and devotional to families and home libraries as well as church and school libraries. Public libraries would do well to include it in their collection.

About the book: God's Good News is even more child-friendly with a new cover, smaller trim size, and even a lower price point. More than 60 favorite Bible stories are told in actual Bible text from the New King James Version, each paired with a takeaway devotion from Rev. Graham. The takeaways will help children focus on God’s Word, apply it to their lives, and begin sharing the good news from an early age.

"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

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.

With Bible stories told in actual Bible text, this storybook teaches that God loves us, saves us from our sin, and invites us into a new life with Him. Each entry includes the wisdom of Billy Graham, who spent his life helping people all over the world understand and respond in faith to the love and mercy of Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us that God loves us, and that is good news!

The striking artwork from Scott Wakefield will help children connect with the timeless Bible stories and messages from Rev. Graham.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through the BookLook reviewers program to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine alone and are freely given.


  1. This looks excellent! I think the illustrations will really appeal to this generation of children (and their parents!)

  2. This looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday at Mommynificent.com! :)


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