Bible History ABCs: God's Story from A to Z by Stephen J. Nichols & Ned Bustard
The Story of God’s Promises from A to Z
For kids to understand the Bible, they need to see it as one story―God’s story of keeping his promises throughout history. This book for kids ages 3–6 follows the timeline of the Bible from A to Z―beginning with Adam, the first man God created, and ending with Zion, the new creation city.
Each letter briefly introduces an important concept from the story of the Bible, and is accompanied by corresponding Scripture passages, whimsical illustrations, and images of classical fine art from church history―all to help children see how their lives are part of the bigger story God is telling through the Bible.
About the Author
Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) serves as the president of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries. He has written over twenty books and is an editor of the Theologians on the Christian Life series. He also hosts the weekly podcast 5 Minutes in Church History.
Ned Bustard (BA, Millersville University) is a graphic designer, author, illustrator, art gallery director, and printmaker. He owns the design firm World's End Images, and is also the creative director for Square Halo Books, Inc. He is the designer for Christians in the Visual Arts. Ned and his wife, Leslie, have three daughters.
“What a great idea! Teaching children the ABCs of Bible history is brilliant and timely. Nichols gives us an enormously helpful resource for parents who are looking for creative ways to teach their children the fundamentals of the faith. Short, Christ-centered, Scripture-filled, and entertaining, this book will introduce children to the most incredible story ever told.”
―R. Albert Mohler Jr., President and Centennial Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Moms and dads, here is a book that will teach your little ones the story of the Bible in a way that they will not only understand but also enjoy. Filled with humor and truth, Bible History ABCs should be by your child’s bedside. In no time at all, they will learn about God’s mighty acts in history and how this good God has rescued rebel sinners through his Son Jesus Christ. I read it to my four children and they loved it, begging me to keep reading!”
―Matthew Barrett, Associate Professor of Christian Theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Executive Editor, Credo Magazine; editor, Reformation Theology
“As a mom to four young boys, I love finding good resources to read to them that not only give them a love for reading, but also show them the wonder of God’s word. I want their love for reading to transfer into a love for reading God’s word, and Bible History ABCs gives a wonderful, big-picture overview of the Bible that is both enjoyable to read and engaging to look at. I look forward to reading it with my kids again and again!”
―Courtney Reissig, author, Teach Me to Feel and Glory in the Ordinary
“In a fresh and engaging way, Nichols has picked the highest fruits of biblical revelation and brought them down to the level of little children. Clever, captivating, and concise, this book is a fantastic tool for any parents desiring to teach their children God’s purpose and plan in biblical history.”
―Jeremy Vuolo, Pastor, Grace Community Church, Laredo, Texas
“This is a delightful and creative way to tell the Bible’s story.”
―Andrew David Naselli, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and New Testament, Bethlehem College and Seminary; Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis