The Biggest Story Review

The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden by Kevin DeYoung, exposes the big picture foundational story that runs through the Bible.  When I heard that Kevin DeYoung had written a children's book, I couldn't wait to read it.  I received a copy to review, and I'm excited that I get to give one away to one of you! Read my full disclosure policy here.  

An Overview of The Biggest Story

The Biggest Story is not only beautifully illustrated by Don Clark, but it is also beautifully written.  Over the 132 pages, DeYoung weaves an amazing thread that takes young readers (and older readers) through the core message.  Too often, children know segmented portions of the Bible and miss the fact that each story points to Christ.

The Biggest Story Illustration

Our Experience with The Biggest Story

When the book arrived, I sat down and began reading to my children as they were finishing up their art project.  I thought I might just read a chapter or two.  As I began reading, the story gripped me, and the writing style was so eloquent yet conversational that I didn't want to stop.  What surprised me the most was that my 15 year old son was the most intrigued by the tale.  Each chapter left us wanting to read the next chapter, and within 45 minutes we had finished the book.

The next evening the kids begged their dad to read the story again as he had missed it the night before.  Once again everyone enjoyed the entire book and found new favorite parts.  It will be a book that continues to be requested by all.

Family reading the biggest story

Power of Meditating on Big Ideas

Even though we read through the book twice in a short amount of time, I'd love to slow down and savor the big ideas presented in the book.  DeYoung does a great job of playing with observation.  Throughout the book, characters are compared to Adam.  The image of the garden is continually brought back into the narrative.  The story is rich for meditating upon and walking through slowly.

Enter to Win a Copy of The Biggest Story

Now it is your chance to own a copy of The Biggest Story.  The giveaway begins September 10th at 8am and ends September 18th at 11pm (central time). If you can't wait to find out if you have won a copy, you can purchase The Biggest Story on Amazon.


Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

The Biggest Story Book Review


  1. ST on September 10, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    I would love a copy of this book – it looks beautiful! Thanks so much!

  2. Tammi on September 11, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    I would enjoy this book probably as much as my kids! It sounds wonderful! Thank you for the giveaway!

    • Betsy on September 14, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      I have felt the same way! It’s a joy to read.

  3. Maddy on September 14, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    My daughter would enjoy it the most. She’s 17 m old, loves to read, & would enjoy the gorgeous, colorful artwork.

    • Betsy on September 14, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      I love little readers. It’s amazing how much they understand before they can explain it back. So fun!

  4. Laura on September 15, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    My 2, 4, and 6 year old boys would all love this with the vibrant pictures!

  5. Jennifer Blick on September 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    We would love this book!

  6. allison on September 18, 2015 at 8:39 am

    my little girl would absolutely enjoy it! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

  7. Maureen on September 18, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    I have three children ages 8, 9 and 10 who would enjoy reading this story!

  8. Emi Pearce on September 18, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    My daughters would love this.

  9. Brandy on September 18, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    My daughter would love this book the most. She loves to read!

  10. Fiona N on September 18, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    My son would enjoy this book the most!
    Thank You for the chance

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