The Promise: The Amazing Story of Our Long-Awaited Savior

By Jason Helopoulos, Illustrated by Rommel Ruiz

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The Promise: The Amazing Story of Our Long-Awaited Savior

By Jason Helopoulos, Illustrated by Rommel Ruiz

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Inviting Children to See Jesus from Creation to the Manger

In the beginning God created the whole world. After six days of work, he had created the stars in the sky, the mighty oceans, tall trees, beautiful flowers, mighty sea creatures, and the most prized of all creation—Adam and Eve. Created in God’s image, Adam and Eve were friends with him. But one day “the worst of all days came”—the serpent deceived them and they sinned against God. Adam and Eve’s relationship with God was broken.

But God gave mankind a promise.

And what a great promise it was!

The promise of salvation! He promised that one would come who would crush the head of the lying serpent, one who would deliver mankind from their sin, one who would restore man and woman’s relationship with God.

But who has the power to do that? Does Abraham, a great man of faith? Does Moses, a great prophet? What about Joshua, the great conqueror?

Jason Helopoulos invites you to join him on a journey through the pages of the Bible in search of the promised Savior, from the garden of Eden to a manger in Bethlehem. With captivating illustrations by Rommel Ruiz and easy-to-read language, children and parents alike are invited to come to know the promised one—Jesus Christ.


Jason Helopoulos

Jason Helopoulos (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) serves as the senior pastor of University Reformed Church (PCA) in East Lansing, Michigan. He regularly contributes to Tabletalk, the Gospel Reformation Network, the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, and the Gospel Coalition. Jason has authored books such as Let the Children Worship and A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home. Jason and his wife, Leah, have two children, Gracen and Ethan.


Rommel Ruiz

Rommel Ruiz is an illustrator and designer from the Dominican Republic whose work has been featured in a variety of publications, children’s books, films, and animated series for companies such as Cartoon Network, Amazon, Facebook, and Oracle. He lives in the evergreen Pacific Northwest with his wife and their two girls.

Product Details

Category: Children & Youth
Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Page Count: 64
Size: 8.375 in x 8.375 in
Weight: 14.65 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-7106-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-7106-0
ISBN-UPC: 9781433571060
Case Quantity: 42
Published: May 18, 2021


“What a great way to help kids (and their parents!) grasp where the story of the Bible is headed from the very beginning. This engaging book artfully presents the superiority and perfections of Jesus even as it puts the ‘heroes’ of the Old Testament story in their appropriate place.”
Nancy Guthrie, author, Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament Bible study series

The Promise by Jason Helopoulos is a stunning book with a powerful message for both children and adults. Each beautifully illustrated page takes young readers on a journey through the Old Testament, helping them understand how all the stories fit together into one grand and glorious story of redemption. This wonderful book helps children to see Jesus as the perfect prophet, priest, and king who fulfills all the promises of God.”
Melissa B. Kruger, Director of Women’s Initiatives, The Gospel Coalition

“The whole message of the Bible is contained in one promise in one verse: Genesis 3:15. Now here is that promise simply explained and stunningly illustrated for our children with drama and tension. This is a book I’ll definitely be reading to my kids over and over and over.”
Jonathan Gibson, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary

“It is, from the very beginning right up to its glorious end, the greatest story ever told. The Promise weaves together the beautiful prose of Jason Helopoulos and the stunning illustrations of Rommel Ruiz to tell that story with fresh wonder and delight. So settle into a comfy chair, pull the children into your lap, and relish the rich history of this story. I hope you will love it as much as I do.”
George Grant, Pastor, Parish Presbyterian Church, Franklin, Tennessee; author, The Micah Mandate

“At a time when many Christian books for children are all too ready to provide moralistic accounts, Jason Helopoulos introduces the simple story of sin and redemption with studied economy of words and skillful repetition. Coupled with Rommel Ruiz’s masterful illustrations, this book is sure to grab the children’s attention, fix it on Christ, and provide an invaluable key for a proper understanding of Scripture. Parents can use it as a springboard for family devotions and a reinforcement to Sunday’s sermons, and children will return to it again and again to let their minds wander through the treasures of the wisdom and knowledge of God.”
Simonetta Carr, author, Christian Biographies for Young Readers

“What a wonderful resource for children! Jason Helopoulos’s The Promise—complemented by Rommel Ruiz's riveting illustrations—teaches kids that Jesus is our perfect Savior.”
Deepak Reju, Pastor of Biblical Counseling and Family Ministry, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC; author, Great Kings of the Bible