I want to thank The Good Book and Cross Focused Reviews for providing me with a copy of The Garden The Curtain and The Cross in return for my honest opinion.
The Bible is full of marvelous symbolism, shadows, and types. It’s always amazing to me to see how God used so many writers over such a long period of time to tell such a cohesive story. It’s a story of creation, sin, and forgiveness. The Lord is so very Holy, and our sin separates us from Him. From the beginning, though, He had a plan to restore us to Himself. Through the atoning death of Jesus Christ, God incarnate, we are able to be forgiven our sins and adopted as heirs of God, if only we repent and believe.
What a marvelous truth. I want my kids to hear that truth again and again in different ways, don’t you? I want to be certain they understand the gospel, that it sinks into their little hearts. I want them to marinate in the truth…..
With his new book The Garden The Curtain and The Cross (The Good Book for Children, 2016), Carl Laferton–the Editorial Director at The Good Book Company–has done a wonderful job of presenting the truth of the gospel in a creative and engaging way for 3-6 year olds, tying together the symbolism of the Garden of Eden and the New Earth, the temple curtain into the Holy of Holies, and the cross. Through these objects/places, he tells the story of God’s plan for redemption from Genesis through Revelation on a level small children can understand well.
The text of the book is simple and straightforward. Preschoolers will easily be able to listen to the story, while early readers will delight in helping you read portions of the book.
I’m delighted to see such a comprehensive and unique presentation of the gospel for young children.
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Danika Cooley is the author of When Lightning Struck! The Story of Martin Luther (Fortress Press, 2015), Wonderfully Made (CF4K, 2016), and Bible Road Trip. Her work has been featured in internationally-recognized children's magazines over 150 times.