|‘Jesus Storybook Bible’ reaches sales milestone|
|Written by Taylor Berglund|
|Monday, 01 February 2016 01:56 PM America/New_York|
Zonderkidz announced Saturday that The Jesus Storybook Bible has reached a milestone of 2 million copies sold. The storybook Bible by New York Times best-selling author Sally Lloyd-Jones was also recently included on the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) Top 100 Best-sellers of 2015 list.
The title has won many awards, including the 2007 Moonbeam Award, the 2009 NAPPA Award, the 2010 Mom’s Choice Award, the 2010 ALA Notable Award, the 2011 ECPA Gold Book Award, the 2014 Rodda Award and the 2014 Best in Children’s Media Award from the Association of Christian Booksellers Group-U.K. The book has had eight editions since its debut in 2007, including a Spanish bilingual version, a deluxe edition (with audio narrated by British actor David Suchet), a collectors’ edition (with animated videos) and a curriculum. The storybook Bible is now available in over 30 languages.
Lloyd-Jones praised God upon hearing the news.
“I have no doubt who the author of this book’s success is, and I give Him all the praise,” she said. “I also know that without all of the people who have placed their trust in me and bought the book to read to their children (over and over again!) and have come to shows and readings and have spread the word to friends, neighbors, random strangers—well, we would never have reached this milestone. Thank you. And then, of course, there’s the brilliant Jago, who illustrated it so beautifully. Certainly, I couldn’t have done it without him. So again, thank you!”
Annette Bourland, senior vice president and publisher at Zonderkidz, commented on Lloyd-Jones’ success.
“Sally Lloyd-Jones writes in a way that is very engaging for both children and adults, and leaves all those who read or hear the stories amazed by God’s great love for them and all His children,” Bourland said. “We’re proud to have published The Jesus Storybook Bible and The Story of God’s Love for You, and we are grateful to have a talented writer of Sally’s caliber among our authors.”
The Jesus Storybook Bible has a significant following with a Facebook page that has over 36,000 likes, nearly 11,000 Twitter followers for the author and reviews and mentions from media outlets like USA Today, Christianity Today and MTL (More to Life).
Keller, author and pastor of New York City’s Redeemer Church, endorsed The Jesus Storybook Bible.
"I would urge not just families with young children to get this book, but every Christian—from pew warmers to ministry leaders, seminarians and even theologians,” Keller said. “Sally Lloyd-Jones has captured the heart of what it means to find Christ in all the Scriptures and has made clear even to little children that all God's revelation has been about Jesus from the beginning—a truth not all that commonly recognized even among the very learned."