Bible storybook that shows young children how the God of the Bible proved himself to be the one true God.
Part of the Tales that Tell the Truth series.
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?
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.
|Carl Laferton, Catalina Echeverri
|220mm x 260mm x 10mm
|The Good Book Company
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!
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!
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!
First of all, I love the take-away in this story. In my limited experience, when I have seen 1 Kings 18 taught to children, it often put an emphasis on prayer and Elijah’s trust in God. Which I think can be a good take-away, but it’s even more important to ask ourselves what this story says about God. And ‘The God Contest’ does a beautiful job of keeping the focus on God and what he is doing in this story.... continue reading
I am the biggest fan of this whole series, and The God Contest may be one of the best... It's a simple but brilliant retelling of Elijah and Jesus stories, and you will be floored by the powerful connections between the two narratives.... continue reading
We love The Good Company’s colourful, fun and engaging Tales That Tell The Truth series in our house, and The God Contest already looks set to be a favourite within that series.... continue reading
Magnificent storytelling and vibrant, whimsical illustrations in a retelling of 1 Kings 18:16-40 of The God Contest—a challenge to find out who the real God was.
No doubt, the gospel is presented clearly. Jesus is the only way. Leaving with the ultimate question, “Will you join team Jesus?”
Laferton takes it a step further past the Old Testament God contest and into the New Testament another God contest. God sent Jesus. Jesus came to save us from our sins. He died on the Christ and rose back to life. “So everybody has to make their minds up. Will they join Team Jesus?”
I am continually awestruck at my child’s understanding of bible stories. This is a difficult one. There is a man-made idol and sacrifices of bulls. This bible story sparks deep conversations, but we have to be ready and prayed-up. As a parent, it’s our responsibility to present the gospel clearly to our little ones. This book is a tool to help you.
I really love how well the author ties the Old Testament into the New Testament and then into the application of today and forever of Jesus. Wonderfully written. We are enjoying building our collection of this series. I do question the text of the sewing contest girls dress. What is the context of her dress? Is it significant to the story? What was the illustrators intent to drawing those words and subject matter within this story? Genuinely curious and would like to know.
Absolutely love this book! Please release images for these too so that I can read it out to children at church. Thank you for a great resource!