The God Contest Storybook

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

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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.

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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 & 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.

Accompanying colouring and activity book available.

Product details


Age range: 3 - 6
Contributors Carl Laferton, Catalina Echeverri
ISBN 9781784984786
Format Hardback
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!

Independent reviews

‘The God Contest’ brings the Bible to life

Kayla Alonso, January 17th 2021

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



Caroline Saunders, January 4th 2021

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


"Our just-turned 4 year old loves being read The God Contest"

Robin Ham, January 19th 2021

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

Customer reviews


“Excellent book!”

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!

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The God Contest Storybook | Carl Laferton, Catalina Echeverri | $19.99