The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross Storybook

The true story of why Jesus died and rose again

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Bible storybook that teaches young children the gospel, helping them to understand why Jesus died and rose again.

Part of the Tales that Tell the Truth series.

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Description

This beautiful hardback Bible storybook for 3-6 year olds takes children on a journey from the Garden of Eden to God’s perfect new creation. It is a gospel presentation that focuses on the significance of the temple curtain. God said “because of your sin you can’t come in”, but the moment the curtain tore in two, everything changed.

Children will learn why Jesus died and rose again and why that’s the best news ever.

This bestselling book is written by Carl Laferton, who is also the author of God's Big Promises Bible Storybook, and serves as series editor of the God's Word for You series.

The stunning illustrations are by Catalina Echeverri, author and illustrator of several bestselling children's books, including all the books in the 'Tales that Tell the Truth' series from The Good Book Company.

Linked with other products in The The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross range:
Board book for 1-3s
Colouring and Activity Book for 4-8s
Full size illustrations to show on a big screen when reading to a large audience
An Easter Calendar including a 32-page book of devotions for families with children 5-8
• A six-session Sunday School resource with age-differentiated lesson plans for 3-5s, 5-8s, and 8-12s

There are also some free downloadable materials in the 'extras' section below.

Product details

Specification

Age range: 3+
Contributors Carl Laferton, Catalina Echeverri
ISBN 9781784980122
Format Hardback
First published February 2016
Dimensions 220mm x 260mm x 10mm
Weight 0.41 kg
Language English
Pages 32
Publisher The Good Book Company
Endorsements

Michael Reeves

President of Union School of Theology

This is quite superb. Beautifully written and illustrated, this tells the story of the gospel so captivatingly that little ones will want to read it again and again. I’m sure it will win many young lives to Christ.

Kathleen B. Nielson

Ph.D, Author and Conference Speaker

My grandchildren loved this book—and so did I. Both the pictures and the words have made the Bible's story of redemption clear and beautiful. This is a book that invites us in.

Gloria Furman

Author of Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full and The Pastor's Wife

I am so excited about this book! It is colorful, engaging, and creative, and that's just the icing on the cake! Our children receive invitations to participate in many different stories—stories of who they are, their purpose, and what God is like. The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross is a brilliant re-telling of the one story that rules all other stories. I cannot commend this book highly enough. Read it to your children, give it to your neighbours, and talk about what it means to live in light of the fact that the curtain has been torn.

Independent reviews
 

"Exceptional"

Catherine Brooks, Mum in Zone One, 2 Feb 2016

I think Carl Laferton has done an exceptional job of simplifying an essential truth which could easily come across as very complicated … He makes articulating doctrine seem like child’s play.... continue reading

Customer reviews


3 Mar 2024

“Wonderful book, highly recommended”

This is lovely book which gives the big overarching story of the gospel in a very relevant way with great illustrations.


2 Mar 2024

“Perfectly balanced for your souls”

(Review written for 'The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross Storybook 10 Pack')

Fantastically written and well balanced story, very engaging and true to the story. It would make a beautiful gift for a kids Easter basket.


21 Feb 2024

“Great book for kids”

It kept my kids’ attention and has a great message!


23 Jan 2024

“Love this book”

This is a wonderful book. Our church shared this with us and we got a copy to read at home to the kids. The story is great and the images are engaging for the kids.


6 Jan 2024

“Great books”

(Review written for 'The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross Storybook 10 Pack')

Really good and easy to read. Kids love to read!


25 Dec 2023

“Solid truth for children young & old”

I am not easy to impress when it comes to Christian children’s books, as it is hard to find one that strikes the balance of child-level communication while still maintaining the depth and fullness of the Word of God. The Garden, The Curtain, and The Cross blew me away. Honestly, as a 30-something who has been in church her whole life, I have drawn understanding and insight for myself from the simplicity but DEPTH and big picture biblical perspective of this book. Thank you for remaining faithful to the truth of God’s Word without dumbing it down and without admixture of the world’s philosophies. This book is gold.


13 Dec 2023

“great for little minds”

This book is excellent for young children to understand the saving work of Christ


8 Nov 2023

“Captivating for kids”

My daughter loves this book and any by the same author. It explains truths of the Bible so clearly for young kids to understand.


25 Sep 2023

“Great Book!”

(Review written for 'Download the full-size illustrations - The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross')

I love this book! Also, thank for providing the posters.


16 Sep 2023

“Wow!”

(Review written for 'Download the full-size illustrations - The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross')

I love these books and read them often in the classroom, at church, and at home. The free downloadable content is so wonderful and easy to use! Thank you for making this available!

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The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross Storybook | Carl Laferton, Catalina Echeverri |
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