Have you ever read the spectacular picture book The Biggest Story?
We had the distinct pleasure of reviewing it last fall. It is the amazing story of Jesus all through the Bible, from the book of Genesis all the way to Revelation. It was a fantastic book with incredible artwork and illustrations. And now, it’s available in DVD form as The Biggest Story: The Animated Short Film AND The Biggest Story: The Audio Book on CD, narrated by author Kevin DeYoung. Best of all, I have a copy of both the DVD and CD to bless some wonderful reader with!
First, let me tell you about the DVD. It retells The Biggest Story, chapter by chapter. It includes Don Cook’s fantastic illustrations from the book, bu this time they are animated! Author Kevin DeYoung narrates the book. In 10 chapters, it tells the story of God’s promise of Christ throughout the Bible, as it appears woven in the lives of the men and women of God’s word:
- Adam and Eve
- Abram, who became Abraham
- Jacob, his 12 sons, and Egypt
- Moses and the Law
- King Saul and King David
- The Prophets…and then the 400 years of silence…..
- and then! The shepherds, Joseph, Mary….and Jesus!
Of course, the story doesn’t stop there. There’s also Jesus’ ministry, disciples, and His death on the cross. But then, His resurrection! The Holy Spirit! And the end of the book….where we get to go back to the Garden.
So how does Jesus appear in these varied individuals’ lives, years before Jesus ever even appeared on the earth? Well, first He’s mentioned as the Snake Crusher to Eve and Adam. He’s part of the blessing promised to Abraham and illustrated by the deliverance from Egypt. His perfection is shown in the Law. As Mr. DeYoung says…”Judah’s Lion, David’s Son!” And His goodness is seen over and over as God intervenes in the lives of fallen, broken men and women.
The Biggest Story is faithful to the Biblical accounts, told in an engaging and, at times, humorous way. But even more important, the hope of the Bible and God’s good plan for all of us, past, present and future, is brilliantly revisited by both words and illustrations.
With the DVD, you also receive a code for a free digital download of the video. You get beautiful illustrations not only on the DVD case and on the DVD itself….but a double-sided free poster with two different pieces of Don Clark’s artwork!
The Biggest Story: The Animated Short Film is a wonderful addition to a Sunday school class (whether for adults or children), personal enjoyment, or family devotional times. Its vivid words and beautiful pictures bring to life again for viewers the beautiful story of God and His redemption for us.
In the audio CD of The Biggest Story, listeners receive the wonderful story told in the book and in the DVD. Each of the ten chapters is read by Kevin DeYoung, and each lasts just a couple of minutes, with the total length of 26 minutes. Original music (also featured in the DVD) by composer John Poon plays alongside Mr. DeYoung’s words. And there’s another piece of 2-sided art included, that’s different from the one in the DVD!
And now…the giveaway!
FlyBy/Propeller Promotions and Crossway have provided one DVD and one CD copy of The Biggest Story for one of my readers! Simply enter via the Giveaway Tools entry form below. Giveaway ends on Wednesday, September 21 at 11:59 PM, so enter today!
Oh, and you can also purchase these on Amazon, just in case you’re not the winner. 🙂