Like many great stories, the Bible has multiple thematic threads that run from beginning to end. In this book we will follow the wonderful golden thread of God's presence: his desire and determination to be with his people. This is the foundational reality at the heart of the biblical story.
Like many of the Psalms, this book poetically recalls scenes from Scripture. Along the way you will recognize echoes from previous scenes that keep the golden thread in sight. There is also a liturgical and memorable refrain that impresses the big idea into the readers’ and hearers’ hearts.
Our prayer is that this book is read regularly in a family setting, and that it establishes categories and language for understanding the story of Scripture and its Author.
The Story of God series is a growing collection of picture books that allow the reader and hearer to explore the whole biblical story in one sitting. Each book traces an important and foundational theological theme from Genesis to Revelation. Our hope is that Story of God series will increase biblical literacy, cultivate a biblical imagination, and kindle a life-long love for the God of the Bible.
What others are saying about the book:
"I can’t think of another book that so deftly, lyrically, and beautifully conveys the glory of God’s plan for his people and this world. In just a few pages Padgett, Gregorie, and illustrator Aedan Peterson take us on a journey from Creation to New Creation—with Jesus shining at the heart of it all. A breathtaking marriage of word and image."
— Andrew Peterson, Singer/Songwriter and author of The Wingfeather Saga and The God of the Garden
"The Story of God With Us is biblical theology for the whole family and is a remarkable achievement. What sets it apart is the stunning elegance in both art and word. Highly recommended for families, and indeed for all believers."
— Dane Ortlund, Senior Pastor of Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville, Illinois and author of Gentle and Lowly and Surprised by Jesus
"The kind of true storytelling every Christian parent hopes for. A delight to read aloud, and a visual feast. You'll want the book's refrain to find a home in your child's heart. Highly recommended!"
— Sarah Mackenzie, Author of The Read-Aloud Family and host of The Read-Aloud Revival Podcast