The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross: The True Story of Why Jesus Died and Rose Again
This beautiful hardback Bible storybook takes children on a journey from the garden of Eden to God's perfect new creation. It is a gospel presentation that focuses on the significance of the temple curtain. God said "because of your sin you can't come in", but the moment the curtain tore in two, everything changed...
Stunningly illustrated by Catalina Echeverri, author and illustrator of several bestselling children's books as well as the first three storybooks from the 'Tales that Tell the Truth' series: The Christmas Promise, The One O'Clock Miracle and The Storm that Stopped.
Written by Carl Laferton
Illustrated by Catalina Echeverri
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: The Good Book Company (15 February 2016)
Dimensions: 22.9 x 0.6 x 26.7cm
The book gives an overview of God's love from beginning to the end; God's redemptive plan through His Son Jesus Christ and we now have direct access to Him. It explains the purpose of the curtain, how it came about, why it was needed and then torn. I enjoyed reading this with my soon to be 6yo. It is simply written and put across to children and adults in a way that is easy to understand with beautiful illustration!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this, Jenny! So glad that you enjoy reading this with your 6 year old. :)
I bought the book for its illustrations! They are that good! This was one of my kid's fave naptime read for a season. It tells the story of the Bible in a very approachable, non-religious way that appeals to grown-ups and kids alike. Simply moving! You won't regret getting it as a gift.
Thanks for your review, Judy! And you are definitely right about the beautiful illustrations!
It summarizes tells the story of the whole Bible and tells it in a kid-friendly way. While it doesn't shy away from the hard truth that because of sin, people could not live with God, it ultimately points us back to the glorious hope that through Jesus, we can live with God again. I read this with my 5-year-old and pause on certain pages and talk about how the people could have felt when they had to be sent away from God, and how God could have felt to have to send them out of the garden. But as sad as it is to be away from God, parents can bring emphasis to the end of the book where friends of Jesus can live with Him forever and talk about what it means to be Jesus' friends. The illustrations in the book vividly to paints the excitement and beauty of the garden, the gloomy hopelessness of living away from God, and the bright and glorious future of living with Jesus forevermore. There's a lot to observe and simply appreciate.