Book Spotlights: Genesis and Jesus (and Us)


Samuel Ho shares with us some helpful books available for all ages to accompany our Genesis sermon series.


Genesis—where it begins.

Covenants, Prophecies, and Promises.

What has God done with these things throughout the ages?
How are these things carried forward and developed through Scripture?
How exactly do these things relate to the Lord Jesus?
Why do these things matter to us now?
What do these things ultimately point to?

These questions are for all ages and maturity. And here are some great books that help us see God’s big and glorious plan and love Him all the more—not only for ourselves, but to help our children do so as well! 

Covenant (and God’s Purpose for the World)
Thomas R. Schreiner

Covenant and God's Purpose for the World by Thomas R. Schreiner | Goodreads


“Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations.” —Genesis 17:4

Throughout the Bible, God has related to his people through covenants. It is through these covenant relationships, which collectively serve as the foundation for God’s promise to bring redemption to his people, that we can understand the advancement of his kingdom. This book walks through six covenants from Genesis to Revelation, helping us grasp the overarching narrative of Scripture and see the salvation God has planned for us since the beginning of time—bolstering our faith in God and giving us hope for the future. 

God’s Big Picture
Vaughan Roberts

God's Big Picture | Cru Media Ministry

Inter-Varsity Press:

Sixty-six books written by forty people over nearly 2,000 years, in two languages and several different genres. A worldwide bestseller published in countless sizes and bindings, translations and languages. Sworn by in court, fought over by religious people, quoted in arguments. The Bible is clearly no ordinary book. How can you begin to read and understand it as a whole? In this excellent overview, Vaughan Roberts gives you the big picture—showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. He provides both the encouragement and the tools to help you read the Bible with confidence and understanding. And he points you to the Bible's supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him. 

The Biggest Story: How the Snake-Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden
Kevin DeYoung

The Biggest Story DVD: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden:  Kevin DeYoung Illustrated By: Don Clark: 9781433554803 -


Once upon a time there lived a man and a woman. They were the happiest people on the planet.

True, they were the only people on the planet, but they were still terrifically happy.
Unfortunately, things didn’t stay happy and wonderful for long . . .

The Bible is full of exciting stories that fill children with awe and wonder. But kids need to know how all those classic stories connect to Scripture’s overarching message about God’s glorious plan to redeem his rebellious people.

In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung—a best-selling author and father of nine—leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ's death on the cross to the new heaven and new earth.

With powerful illustrations by award-winning artist Don Clark, this imaginative retelling of the Bible’s core message—how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden—will draw children into the biblical story, teaching them that God's promises are even bigger and better than we think.

Available for ages 5-8 (read to me) and ages 8-11 (read to myself) 

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

The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross by Carl Laferton

Good Book Company:

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 and all the books in the “Tales that Tell the Truth” Series from The Good Book Company. 

The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross (Board Book)
Carl Laferton, Catalina Echeverri

The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross Board Book - Carl Laferton, Catalina  Echeverri | The Good Book Company

Good Book Company:

Using simple sentences and stunning illustrations, this 16-page board book takes the truths of The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross and makes them accessible for toddlers.

Journeying from the Garden of Eden to God's future new creation, kids will learn why Jesus died and rose again—and be invited to say, "Thank you, King Jesus. You're amazing!"

To get any of these books at the book table, contact Eric Lui ( or Samuel Ho ( The book table is available after our services, and can be found outside the sanctuary on Saturdays or in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays.