The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible: Over 40 Stories of God's Power and Presence

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible: Over 40 Stories of God's Power and Presence


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Accompanied by dramatic, eye-catching illustrations, the striking presentation of these 45 Old and New Testament Bible stories are uniquely dedicated to helping kids understand God’s presence and power in their lives through the Holy Spirit.

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible is truly one-of-a-kind, focusing on Scripture passages that show how—from the glory of creation to the whisperings in our lives today—the Holy Spirit has been active in the world since the beginning. Most importantly, through this unique focus, children will grasp like never before how the Holy Spirit has been within each one them since they were born.

Old and New Testament stories such as Adam and Eve, Abraham, Joseph, the Baptism of Jesus, and Pentecost come alive alongside dramatic illustrations by Fernando Juarez. Featuring a cover that glimmers and shines with foil, this is a special storybook Bible that will help children learn about and trust in the power of the Holy Spirit for life.

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible:

  • Presents 45 Bible stories—29 from the Old Testament and 16 from the New Testament—focusing on the presence and power of the Holy Spirit
  • Helps kids ages 4-8 learn more about the Holy Spirit and his presence throughout the Bible and in their lives
  • Includes beautiful and dramatic full-color illustrations throughout
  • Features a cover that shimmers and shines with foil
  • Is a perfect birthday, Christmas, or First Communion gift for children and grandchildren
  • Is an ideal Bible storybook resource for Christian educators, librarians, Sunday school teachers, and homeschoolers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310749738
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 1,144,086
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Doris Rikkers is a freelance writer and editor who has written many bestselling children’s books and Bibles. Although she loves the ocean, she lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, surrounded by her books, her flower gardens, and her family and friends.

Spanish artist Fernando Juarez illustrates children’s books and also works as an art supervisor at the Madrid studio Ilion Animation. The company produces 3D feature films for children. Fernando has three kids himself, and if he has any time left after work and family, you might catch him playing guitar in a rock band.

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The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible: Over 40 Stories of God's Power and Presence 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ChasRay0 More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for the perfect Bible for the young child in your life look no further than the Spirit of God Illustrated Bible. I have seen many a bible geared towards young children but this one is by far my favorite. First of all, the cover is absolutely gorgeous! The blues and greens are serene and I love that they have Jesus standing in the middle of the storm. It's a very visual reminder that He is ever present in our lives even in the storms. The bible has over 40 illustrated stories. The illustrations are bright an eye catching and the stories are couple of pages long. Each story tells which scripture it is based on so you can look it up and expand on it if you wish. This Bible would be perfect for morning or evening devotions or anytime really! It's a perfect tool for teaching young people about the Spirit of God and how it helps us in our lives. I think my favorite part though is at the very end of the Bible. It's the last page of The Spirit of Today story and I love it so much I want to put it on my wall as a reminder of Who God is and how much He loves us. * I was provided a free copy of this Bible. All opinions expressed are my own,
Shopgirl152ny1 More than 1 year ago
This was a cool Bible storybook with a unique angle. I loved how it really highlighted the stories that talked about God's Spirit throughout the Bible. This shouldn't really be labeled a Bible, however, as there were a lot of stories not featured. The pictures were colorful and fun. Each story started with a verse or two and said where to find the story in the Bible. One thing I didn't really like was that in the story of Creation it seems to imply that the world was created and a lot of time passed before humans were created. I don't know if that's how it's meant to be read but it seems best to stick to the Bible's version and not try to interpret it differently. I also thought the story of Samson got a little graphic when it talked about ripping a lion apart. I'm not that familiar with children's books so I don't know if it's typical to have that kind of thing in a book for about four to eight-year-old's. I really liked how the end of the book makes it personal to the child by reminding them that they're not alone and that God's Spirit will help them to do what God wants them to do. Overall, I liked this Bible storybook and would recommend it! I received this book from Read with Audra. I was not required to write a positive review or compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.
vics49548 More than 1 year ago
First, I’ll say I wouldn’t consider this a Bible, per se. It contains 40 stories relating to God’s Spirit “living in His people”. The stories are paraphrased, not word for word from the Bible. I love that the author is showing us the Holy Spirit has been active all through history, not just starting in the New Testament. Colorful illustrations with a somewhat “cartoon” feel will be attractive to children. They are very well done. In all it’s still a good book for children and has a lot of scripture included. I would recommend adding it to your child’s selection of storybooks. I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
I am always interested in new children’s’ Bibles and how they teach the children the Word of God. In this particular book, the focus is on the Spirit of God and shows His presence was always there and working throughout the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments. As a parent I am very careful of what I give my kids to read, so I took the opportunity and checked on all the scripture passages given at the beginning of each story and much to my amazement I was to find all these verses that state His special work. Whether I had not paid attention before or had just not seen the relevance, I was pretty shocked at what even I could learn from a children’s book. This is a great addition to a child’s library and a book that parents and kids can read together and discuss. I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions of my own.
PennyMindingMom More than 1 year ago
My children love to hear the stories of the Bible. From the time they were babies in my arms, we would read the stories of the Old and New Testaments to them each night. Now that they are older, the stories have become familiar but each time we read one together they take away something new. “The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible” shares with them the familiar stories that help them better understand how God’s Spirit is with us every day. “The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible” is a collection of 29 Old Testament and 16 New Testament stories that share how God’s Spirit has been with us since the beginning of time and is still with each of us today. Each story is beautifully illustrated with cartoon-style images that help children visualize each story. The book begins with a “Table of Contenst” where you can find a list of each Bible story. This is a great feature for readers who want to find a specific story without having to read through the entire book. Below the title of each story, the author has included information about where in the Bible the story can be found. This is an important piece of information for children, like my daughter, who want to learn more about each story. There is also a Bible Verse to share with your little one before you get into the story. The stories are written for children. Each story is broken up over a few pages. I like how there are just a few paragraphs on each page so new readers are not intimidated by too much text. The stories themselves have me perplexed. I feel that some key points are missing from some of the stories. For example, in the story of the creation, it ends with Adam and Eve walking in the Garden with God and then jumps right to Noah and the Ark. The original sin is never mentioned at all. The same holds true for the story of the Crucifixion. The Bible verse does explain why He suffered on the cross, but the story itself seems to miss that point. That being said, the intention of the book is to show how the Holy Spirit is working in the world and the story does share that beautifully. The book is unlike other Bible story books that I have shared with my children. We don’t often focus on how the Holy Spirit has worked in the lives of his people. It shares a new perspective on these stories and will encourage my children to look more into their faith. “The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible” is a great addition to your collection of Bible storybooks. I would recommend that you keep your Bible on hand with you as you read it together with your child. Check it out on Zondervan to learn more and view a free sampler. “Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post from Propeller Consulting, LLC. All opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.
mymissdaisy More than 1 year ago
An awesome story Bible for the family. The stories are easy to read and short enough for younger children. They are not written for adults and it might be thought that they are a little 'off' in some instances but you have to realize and remember that it is a children's version and meant to be written in a way that children can understand. I did not find this negative. The illustrations are creatively childish to capture young ones attention. I enjoyed reading these stories they are written in a way to keep the young ones interested. This would make a great purchase for the family and is perfect for bedtime family reading. I would also use as an add on to Home School curriculum for young readers. The book is a nice hardback. The pages are a nice heavy weight. I recommend this Bible for families. It would make a great gift. Zondervon provides some resources including examples and info about the artwork (Click here) . There is also a trailer click here. I received a complimentary copy.
Julie12 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful illustrated Bible that has 40 stories about how God has shown His power and presence in people's lives. I absolutely love the illustrations in this Bible! They are really well done and would definitely hold a child's attention. They held my attention! :) : This Bible has high quality semi-glossy paper inside and this was something else I really liked! It feels very nice in your hands and would be easy for little hands to turn the pages. It also makes the colors of the illustrations pop. I really liked the stories that were chosen. It reminded me that God was and is working in His people's lives. He is with us and cares.Each and every page is filled with wonderful pictures that draw you into the Bible stories. I really enjoyed reading this. It is definitely a Bible that children would love and understand. I highly recommend this Bible and give it 5 out of 5 stars. *This Bible was provided to me by I Read With Audra. I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible is a wonderful Bible for children. It has over forty stories from both the Old Testament and New Testament of the Bible. Each story is only 4-10 pages long and include fun, beautiful, and colorful illustrations. It breaks down the stories into more simpler forms for children to comprehend. And includes actual scriptures. The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible is probably my favorite children's Bible I have seen. It would make a perfect gift. I give it a well deserved five plus stars. Highly recommended. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
Deana0326 More than 1 year ago
This is such a beautiful bible that children will love to have. The gorgeous pictures are vibrant and help tell the stories in an easy to understand way that guides you through the bible starting in Genesis. It is well made with a hard cover and pages that are thick and durable. I loved reading the different stories and each one was illustrated perfectly. It is certainly an eye catcher and children will be excited to have their own copy. Parents and Sunday School teachers can use this as they go through the stories and help the children visualize what is being taught. It is a perfect bible for those who like to see stories come to life and is written in a version that is easy to understand. I like the way it is set up with where the story can be found by giving the Book of the Bible and scriptures. At the end of the Bible is a wonderfully written summary just for children. It encourages them to trust God, call on Him when you need Him and if a child hasn't asked God into their heart, it will guide them how to do it. I can't say enough good things about how this bible is designed and set up. I highly recommend this bible to children, teachers and parents who want an easy to read bible with illustrations that pop off the pages. I received a copy of this bible from Read with Audra Tour . The review is my own opinion.
Nicnac63 More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, this book would be more appropriately titled, The Spirit of God Illustrated Storybook instead of Bible. It is a compilation of over 40 Bible stories that display God’s Spirit living in the people of the Old and New Testaments. Some people are well visited in children’s Bible storybooks—such as Abraham, Moses, and Mary, as well as some lesser known—like Jahaziel, and Cornelius. Although I’m not fond of the cover art, the full-page illustrations throughout the book are bold and imaginative. Every page reveals colorful animated caricatures that are distinctively different than most traditional Bible storybooks. I believe young and old will enjoy and can benefit from this storybook. I’m so glad the last chapter of this book was included. It shares an inspirational story of how God’s Spirit not only lived in people of Bible times, but He still dwells with us today. The final page closes with prayer verses of Psalm 51:10-11. The only cons to this book are the cover art and title, (labeling it a Bible instead of a storybook.) But overall it’s a wonderful, inspirational, and potentially life-altering book for young readers. I received a complimentary copy of this book.
lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
THE SPIRIT OF GOD ILLUSTRATED BIBLE is not a Bible so much as it is a storybook with Bible stories. The scripture references are mostly NIV so they read differently than the KJV - and the KJV only crowd will want to be aware of that. The stories themselves tell about some of the times when the Spirit of God moved and people were able to act, think or say the way God intended, for awhile at least. For example when King David wanted to build a house for God and God told the prophet to allow his son to do it, David listened. It also has not so good stories like when King Josiah didn't want to listen to the Spirit of God and allowed his men to stone the prophet, killing him. This is not normally a Bible story taught in Sunday School and might frighten some children. The artist used cartoonish characters to appeal to the video game/cartoon crowd but for children (and adults) who like more real looking people, this is a negative. All in all, if you are looking for a Bible story book and don't mind what translation is used then this might be a book to consider. But for the more conservative bunch, no. Look further. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.