‘The Jesus Storybook Bible’ surpasses one million sold

Zonderkidz achieves a company milestone

JesusStorybookBibleIn 2007, “New York Times” best-selling author Sally Lloyd-Jones not only captivated children, but also pastors, church leaders, bloggers, and the entire Christian community with “The Jesus Storybook Bible” (ISBN# 9780310708254, Zonderkidz).  Now, this top selling storybook Bible has surpassed one million units sold.

Since its debut, “The Jesus Storybook Bible” has been published in eight different formats including a church curriculum, and collector’s edition with award-winning audio narrated by David Suchet and animated videos.  This storybook Bible has been published in 19 different languages worldwide and is the narrative of 44 Bible stories of a young Jesus who comes to win back his lost treasure.  Readers of all ages have been impacted by the story of God’s love for his children and how he came to rescue them.

As the storybook Bible gained in popularity, so did its broad appeal.  “The Jesus Storybook Bible” spans across all ages being used in men’s and women’s ministry groups, prison ministries, seminary classes and endorsed by several pastors. Just this year, “The Jesus Storybook Bible” was put on the list of recommended titles for Bible Study Fellowship.

“I never imagined as I wrote The Jesus Storybook Bible that it would take off like this,” comments author, Sally Lloyd-Jones.  “I’m so grateful. And I have no doubt about who the author of the book’s success is. To Him goes all the credit.”

Accompanied with original and unique illustrations by artist Jago, “The Jesus Storybook Bible” has received several notable awards including the Mom’s Choice Award, Moonbeam Award and NAPPA Award.  It has been mentioned in thousands of blogs, magazines, newspapers and trade reviews including “USA Today” and “Christianity Today.”

“One million units is nothing short of incredible,” commented Annette Bourland, senior vice president and group publisher of Zondervan Books.  “Sally and Jago create such inspiration in all of their works and we are thrilled to share this milestone.  Our continued focus on making this available to more people will bless children, families, churches, and other organizations who want to plant the seed of Christ.”

For more information, visit www.JesusStoryBookBible.com.


Zonderkidz™, the children’s division of Zondervan, inspires young lives through imagination and innovation. As a leader in Christian children’s communications, it creates products that awaken the hearts and touch the souls of kids under 16. Zonderkidz is also the publisher of the NIrV (New International Reader’s Version) Bible translation, the 3rd-grade reading level edition of the NIV.  For additional information, please visit www.zonderkidz.com.