Garden, the curtain and the crossOne way in which to describe how the Bible presents the plan of redemption is through story. The message of the Bible can best be told as a story and kids love stories. Kids love stories with colorful and unique pictures to help them picture the story. The best children’s books combine both of these.

That is why parents and children will love The Garden, The Curtain, and The Cross: The True Story of Why Jesus Died and Rose Again written by Carl Laferton and illustrated by Catalina Echeverri (The Good Book Co, 2016). This book combines great story telling with amazing original and unique picture art to tell the real story of God plans of redemption for young kids.

As the title indicates, this book tells the story of redemption through the lens of the garden of Eden, the curtain in the temple, and the cross. What threads these three things together is the desire for God to be with boys and girls but the separation that their sin causes. This is where the curtain takes a central role in communicating that reality and how the cross resolves the tension that sin brings.

There is everything to love about this book. The story telling is captivating and rhythmic. The picture art is truly unique and can almost tell the story itself without the words. Kids, and parents alike, will love reading through this book over and over again.

I received this book for free from The Good Book Co. through Cross Focused Reviews for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”