Presenting the remarkable story of God’s love for the world, unfolding the storyline of God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation.
The Big Picture Story Bible
Hardcover & Paperback
No child is too young to begin learning about the greatest love story of all—God’s love for his people, as portrayed in the Bible. This best-selling book, written especially for children ages 2–7, recounts the unified story that runs through both the Old and New Testaments. Simply written and beautifully illustrated, this book teaches children the Bible’s overarching message so they can begin to appreciate the scope and fulfillment of God’s promises to his people.

The Big Picture Bible verses
Make Scripture memorization part of your family life with this easy-to-use resource aimed at helping children hide God’s Word in their hearts. This kid-friendly catechism features 45 questions and answers drawn directly from Scripture—making memorizing the Bible fun and easy!

The Big Picture Family devotional
This 50-week family devotional helps parents teach their children about the Bible through memory verses, short lessons, and discussion questions for the whole family. The Big Picture Family Devotional offers parents a year’s worth of material for teaching children ages 6–10 about God’s plan of salvation for the world through Christ.

The Big Picture Bible Crafts
Created by the illustrator of the best-selling The Big Picture Story Bible, this book features 101 Bible crafts designed to help children engage with God’s Word in fun and creative ways. Reproducible pages, different levels of instructions for younger and older kids, and corresponding Scripture passages for each craft make this book a valuable supplement for anyone entrusted with the important task of teaching the Bible to children. With crafts organized to parallel the order of the books of the Bible, this resource makes it fun for kids ages 3–10 to dig into God’s Word and grow in their knowledge of its overarching message.

What Christian Leaders are Saying

“Christians parents looking for a Bible storybook they can trust will welcome The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm and Gayle Schoonmaker. The biblical story is told well and in a way that will compel the attention of children. Parents, grandparents, and others will see this book as a friend as they teach their children the things of God.”
—R. Albert Mohler Jr., President and Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“When serving as a pastor, I frequently purchased and gave this Bible to families with young children in hopes that the parents would read and absorb its message. Here’s a Bible storybook that shows the biblical story from Creation to New Testament—a book that anticipates Jesus in the Old Testament and makes his crucifixion and resurrection the proper climax of the New Testament. My wife and I love it. Our kids love it. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
—Trevin Wax, Managing Editor, The Gospel Project; author, Gospel-Centered Teaching, Counterfeit Gospels, and Holy Subversion

“When my son was growing up we read lots of Bible storybooks. But somehow we missed the big story that all of the stories fit into. The Big Picture Story Bible provides a foundation for children (and their moms and dads) to grasp God’s intention for his people to be in his place under his loving rule from the first page of the Bible to the last. What a treasure!”
—Nancy Guthrie, Bible Teacher; author, Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament Bible study series

The Big Picture Story Bible is written in a simple way with pictures that reinforce the meaning of the biblical text and often contain details that generate conversation and lead to a deeper understanding of the gospel. Even better, Helm’s redemptive-historical orientation helps even the youngest Christians see the fundamental unity of the Bible and its single gospel message of salvation in Christ. Highly recommended.”
—Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College

“A powerfully done, relevant book for parents to teach their children about God. Buy this book and use it with your children.”
—Dennis Rainey, President, FamilyLife

“This book is an outstanding resource for parents who delight in invading their children’s lives with the gospel. Your children will learn and grow through the marvelous words and pictures, and your heart will be refreshed and comforted again and again with the greatest story of all.”
—Barb Duiguid, author, Extravagant Grace

What Parents are Saying

“This book is wonderfully illustrated and carefully written. The author labors for biblical precision, emphasizing a big God and the ugliness of sin. David Helm regularly asks questions in the course of the book, proving to be helpful fodder for discussion and interaction with your child. My kids are eager to bring the book to me to read and this gives me great joy as a parent. I am excited to heartily recommend The Big Picture Story Bible.”
—Erik Raymond, blogger; dad of five

The Big Picture Story Bible effectively achieves its aim to give children a majestic picture of God. The illustrations will stir children to ask questions about God’s story. This is a worthwhile investment for your children. My family will be enjoying this book for years.”
—Joey Cochran, pastor, Calvary Memorial Church, Oak Park, Illinois

“The questions in The Big Picture Story Bible invite interaction with my children and help them anticipate what is coming next in the story. I enjoy reading this book with my children!”
—Kendall Cochran, mom of three

What Kids are Saying

“I like how the book is illustrated and how all the stories fit together. We wore out our copy from reading it so much. It’s great for children of all ages.”
—Alexis Raymond, age 10

“I like The Big Picture Story Bible very much. I like how it shows me that Jesus died on a cross and rose again on Easter!”
—Chloe Cochran, age 6

“I like it! I like the pictures. They show me about Jesus!”
—Asher Cochran, age 3

The Author
David R. Helm serves as lead pastor of the Hyde Park congregation of Holy Trinity Church in Chicago. He also serves as chairman of the Charles Simeon Trust, an organization that promotes practical instruction in preaching. He is the author of a number of books, including The Big Picture Bible Verses and The Big Picture Family Devotional.
The Illustrator
Gail Schoonmaker is an experienced artist living in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. In addition to The Big Picture Story Bible, she also illustrated Do You Want a Friend? by Noël Piper.