The God Contest

The True Story of Elijah, Jesus, and the Greatest Victory

Journey back to Elijah's time and then to the empty tomb to see how the God of the Bible proved himself to be the one true God.

Part of the Tales that Tell the Truth series.

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Kids today are faced with a huge range of different views on who God is (or isn't). How can they be sure who's got it right?

This beautifully illustrated hardback storybook for children aged 3-6 is written by the team behind The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross. It retells two extraordinary events in history when the God of the Bible proved himself to be the one true God.

First it takes children back to Elijah's time and the gripping "God contest" between the God of the Bible, Yahweh, and the false god Baal. Then it fast-forwards to a different mountain and another "God contest" at an empty tomb.

Once the evidence is examined, it invites kids, in a world of so many options, to decide with confidence to join Team Jesus.

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Age range: 3 - 6
Author Carl Laferton, Catalina Echeverri
ISBN 9781784984786
First published January 2021
Dimensions 220mm x 260mm x 10mm
Language English
Pages 32
Publisher The Good Book Company

Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni and Friends Disability Center

When it comes to telling kids how wonderful, powerful and real God is, my
friend Carl takes the prize—and he does it with words that sing and shine the truth. Even the whimsical illustrations grip the imagination! The God Contest will indelibly impress the timeless story of Elijah on Mt. Carmel upon the heart of every young reader. I love this book, and I give it a double thumbs-up!

J.D. Greear

President, the Southern Baptist Convention

Superb storytelling, fantastic illustrations, and a message every parent will
want their kids to hear. I’m not sure who will love it more—your kids hearing it, or you reading it to them!

Laura Wifler

Founder and Executive Director, Risen Motherhood

This has rapidly become one of the most beloved books in our home. My kids loved it and asked me to read it over and over again!

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The God Contest | Carl Laferton, Catalina Echeverri | $18.99