31 October


The Jesus Storybook Bible Has Now Reached over 5 Million Sold

Zonderkidz is pleased to announce that Sally Lloyd-Jones’s and Bishop Michael Curry’s episode of The Jesus Storybook Bible Podcast won the silver W3 award for individual episodes/specials in the community category from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

Created in 2021 by Zonderkidz and the New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones and based on the multi-million bestseller The Jesus Storybook Bible, the podcast now has 114 episodes and has been downloaded over 350,000 times. Inspired by the many beautiful stories of hope, joy, and grace that readers have shared in the 17 years since The Jesus Storybook Bible was published, the podcast has become a platform where people from of all walks of life share about the life-transforming power of God’s love in their lives. Guests have included Amy Grant, Max Lucado, Tim Keller and more.

In addition, the book reached a milestone this summer, with over 5 million copies sold since it was first published in 2007. The book is published in over 55 languages.

Winning entries for the W3 Awards were selected by a jury from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of leading digital marketing and creative experts (www.aiva.org). More about the awards can be found here: https://www.w3award.com/jury-process/

“We’re so pleased with this recognition of the hard work and time that has gone into producing this podcast these past two years. This platform is a tool for reaching more people with the inspiring stories that make up The Jesus Storybook Bible and the lives impacted by the book,” says Megan Dobson, Vice President and Publisher of Zonderkidz. “Bringing Sally together with friends of the book has been beautiful. Listeners have enjoyed the perspectives guests share on what their favorite Bible story is, how the telling of that story in The Jesus Storybook Bible has grown their faith, and how they’ve seen God at work in their life.”

“I wrote a book for children that somehow found its way into the hands of pastors and professors, musicians and actors, on NICU wards, in prisons. And then we began to hear incredibly moving stories about lives transformed by God’s love. I couldn’t keep the stories to myself any longer. So I invited people to share with us personally about how God’s love has changed everything,” says Lloyd-Jones. “I am so grateful to Bishop Michael Curry for sharing his beautiful message of love. It could not be more fitting for our podcast whose whole aim is to share God’s wonderful Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.”

More about the Podcast:

More about the podcast can be found at https://www.sallylloyd-jones.com. Four Eyes Media (www.iiiimedia.com) produces the podcast. The podcast can be found on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher and most other podcast platforms.

The link to the award-winning episode can be found here: https://podcasts.apple.com/id/podcast/leading-with-love-bishop-michael-curry/id1586003820?i=1000536356258

More about the Book:

For over a decade, The Jesus Storybook Bible has been introducing children to God’s wonderful story, and the Savior at the center of that story. Trusted and treasured with over 5 million copies sold, The Jesus Storybook Bible is the quintessential book for parents, grandparents, pastors, and anyone else who wants to share God’s Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love with children. Beautifully written by New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by award-winning artist Jago, the book contains 21 stories from the Old Testament and 23 stories from the New Testament.

Milestones and accolades:

  • First published in 2007, The Jesus Storybook Bible has sold over 5 million units, one of the bestselling storybook Bibles in the last 2 decades
  • The book has been published in over 55 languages
  • The Jesus Storybook Bible has captured the attention of many, with thousands of blog, social media and magazine reviews and interviews including mentions in USA Today, Christianity Today, and more.  See more at www.jesusstorybookbible.com under the “Etc.” tab.
  • See the full collection of related books, board books and more: https://www.sallylloyd-jones.com/jsbcollection/
  • Awards:
    • 2007 Moonbeam Award
    • 2009 NAPPA Award
    • 2010 Mom’s Choice Award
    • 2010 ALA Notable Award for Children’s Recordings
    • 2011 ECPA Gold Book Award
    • 2014 Rodda Award
    • 2014 Best in Children’s Media Award from the Association of Christian Booksellers Group- UK
    • 2018 Logos Author of the Year Award

More about Sally Lloyd-Jones:

Sally is a New York Times bestselling writer and frequent performer of her work. She has written over 25 books, spanning the Christian and the general markets. Her work has been critically acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Her Zonderkidz books include The Jesus Storybook Bible, winner of the Platinum Book Award, with over 5 million copies sold and translated into over 55 languages; Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, winner of the Association of Christian Publisher’s Book of the Year Award in the adult inspiration category; Baby Wren, winner of The Christopher Award, and many others. Sally has performed her stories and poems with Amy Grant and Ellie Holcomb, appeared at Carnegie Hall with The Gettys in their Christmas Show and with Andrew Peterson at The Ryman. Sally was born in Kampala, Uganda, raised in East and West Africa and at a boarding school in the New Forest, England, studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, and now lives in NYC.

She can be found at www.sallylloyd-jones.com , on Instagram @sallylloydjones, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SallyLloydJones/


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