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The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross Storybook

The true story of why Jesus died and rose again

from 36 reviews

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

Part of the Tales that Tell the Truth series.

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Description from Tile Kiln Church Bookstall:
This is brilliant! Setting out the big story of the Bible in a fun and accessible way that children understand. I've not found a better book to explain to children what God has done through Jesus to bring us back to himself.

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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.

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

Written by Carl Laferton, author of Christmas Uncut and Original Jesus and Editorial Director of The Good Book Company.

Linked with other products in The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross range:
Board book for 1-3s
Colouring and Activity Book for 5-8s
Full size images to use in presentations if reading to a large audience or to show on a screen
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 2-4s, 5-8s, and 9-12s

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

Product details

Specification

Age range: 3 - 6
Contributors Carl Laferton, Catalina Echeverri
ISBN 9781784980122
Format Hardback
First published February 2016
Dimensions 220mm x 260mm x 10mm
Language English
Pages 32
Publisher The Good Book Company
Endorsements

Michael Reeves

President and Professor of Theology at Union School of Theology, Oxford; author of Rejoicing in Christ

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 Nielson

Director of Women's Initiatives at The Gospel Coalition

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

Cross-cultural worker, author of The Pastor's Wife and Missional Motherhood

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

"Stunning artwork"

Victoria, GodVenture, February 29th 2016

It’s both a fresh way of telling the Easter story as well as good way to share the meaning of the cross.... continue reading

"Remarkable"

Megan, Redeemed Reader, October 3rd 2016

This remarkable picture book beautifully depicts the creation-fall-redemption story in a way that is fresh if you already know it, and clear if you don’t.... continue reading

"Exceptional"

Catherine Brookes, Mum in Zone One, February 2nd 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


05/06/2022

“Pictures”

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

This is a book containing three wonderful pictures. I mean it contains not only coloured illustrations, but tremendous life changing truths told in images that people of all ages can begin to understand. When I pick up a book with colour illustrations, I always look at these first. The Bible is full of word pictures. Our Lord Jesus himself used word pictures or actual objects people could see in order to illustrate many points.
The three 'images' in the Garden ,the Veil and the Cross communicate so much. They provide the stuff for years of reflection and meditation. Why not start young?!


05/05/2022

“Beautifully detailed illustrations”

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

I came across The Garden, The Curtain and The Cross and was really taken by it's simple yet powerful account of the gospel and our need for a saviour. The illustrations in the book just added to it's character. I downloaded these images and used them as discussion prompts with the children and to make a replica of the curtain using a large disposable table cover that the children tore and then went into the wee room that had been blocked off by the Curtain. Really powerful activity.


10/02/2022

“Wonderful for families”

We've had this book for a few years and really enjoy it. It's a clear story of the garden, sin, and the cross, and what happens because the veil is torn. It has led to wonderful conversations with our family and friends.


11/05/2021

“Excellent”

This set is brilliant. Our kids (7 and 5) were excited to open each door on the corresponding calendar and hear the reading each night. The readings were perfectly aimed for kids, and flexible enough to make appropriate for your own family.

All the books in this series are loved and re read independently by our children (and one even taken into school to show their class).


09/04/2021

“great resource”

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

This book is both beautiful, accessible and deep. To have FREE resources to broaden it's use is brilliant. Thankyou.


06/04/2021

“Well written and beautifully illustrated book.”

I bought this book and the accompanying activity book to use for Easter lockdown Sunday school.
We read a few pages of the story each week and then completed the matching pages in the activity book.
I loved the way the book tells the Easter story from Genesis to Revelation which is so helpful when teaching children why Jesus had to die. The repeated rhyme was useful too and the seven year old I was teaching really enjoyed reading the whole book through on Easter Sunday.


21/02/2021

“A powerful book.”

A beautifully illustrated and powerfully written book for children. A rarity these days. My children sit in awe until the end! Highly recommended.


08/12/2020

“Excellent”

This book is great! It takes us through the great sweep of redemptive history with Jesus at the centre, in all he has done, is doing and will do for us. My kids love it


22/11/2020

“Lovely illustrations- thank you”

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

A series of lovely illustrations to help make Bible stories come alive.


10/10/2020

“A must have for every child!”

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

I really love reading this with my students! The illustrations are clear too!

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The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross Storybook | Carl Laferton, Catalina Echeverri | £8.99 £7.64