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The God Contest

The True Story of Elijah, Jesus, and the Greatest Victory

Catalina Echeverri and Carl Laferton

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The God Contest

The True Story of Elijah, Jesus, and the Greatest Victory

Catalina Echeverri and Carl Laferton

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Kids today are faced with a huge range of different views on who God is (or isn't). How can they be sure who's got it right?

This beautifully illustrated hardback storybook for children aged 3-6 is written by the team behind The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross. It retells two extraordinary events in history when the God of the Bible proved himself to be the one true God.

First it takes children back to Elijah's time and the gripping "God contest" between the God of the Bible, Yahweh, and the false god Baal. Then it fast-forwards to a different mountain and another "God contest" at an empty tomb.

Once the evidence is examined, it invites kids, in a world of so many options, to decide with confidence to join Team Jesus.

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The God Contest

‘The God Contest’ begins with the story of Elijah’s challenge to the priests of Baal, which it then links forward to the life of Jesus and our own experiences today. Its central question is ‘Who is the real God?’, and it does a remarkable job of showing how the answer is ‘Yahweh’ and yet also ‘Jesus’ – and how those two answers are one and the same. The OT story of the battle at the altars is perfect for kids, although parents may have to add a little extra explanation of Baal to younger children. Meanwhile, the jump to Jesus adds a new dimension to the Christian’s understanding of our Saviour. It’s also worth adding a note about the power of the illustrations; they are amusing, engaging, and beautifully diverse. Children will see themselves in these pictures, which adds a real power to the closing question about the reader’s own beliefs. All in all, an excellent book.

Miriam Montgomery

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