The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  March 21, 2016
The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross Book Cover The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross
Tales that Tell the Truth
Carl Laferton & Catalina Echeverri
Children's Ministry
The Good Book Company
February 23, 2016

Fourth in the 'Tales that Tell the Truth' series comes The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross!

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...

This week the Cross Focused Reviewers are sharing their thoughts on The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross by Carl Laferton & Catalina Echeverri.

“I highly recommend this book, especially if you have young children. This would also be a great addition to any Sunday School classroom. Full of sound biblical truth, wonderfully illustrated, and written so a child can understand it while remaining true to the underlying scarlet thread of redemption woven throughout Scripture, this book is a must have. The Good Book Company has well – hit a grand slam.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“Reading this book during Easter time is a wonderful opportunity to remind children of the real meaning of Easter. They will see that Easter isn’t about bunnies, eggs and baskets but about Jesus who died for their sin and was resurrected so that they may have eternal life in heaven with Him.”
Reviewer: Debbie Crawford
Rating: 5 Stars

“You can tell that this book was made with much effort, care, and deep theological knowledge that translates to simple but beautiful truths about mankind and our relationship with God. My kids (2 and 3 years old) loved it and I’m sure younger and older kids would enjoy it too.”
Reviewer: Hope Henchey
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this book not only for parents and grandparents (what a great Easter gift!), but also for churches to make available to their preschool teachers to read aloud.”
Reviewer: Suzanne Jackson
Rating: 5 Stars

“It is a perfect book to explore the meaning of Easter with kids… I give this book high points for biblical and theological accuracy, but it was the art work that initially grabbed me.”
Reviewer: James Matichuk
Rating: 5 Stars

“My seven year old boy, who struggles to pay attention, loved this book. He loved the pictures and the story. It is really fun to see his eyes light up at the hearing of God’s truth and the grand story of redemption.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 5 Stars

The Garden, The Curtain, and The Cross by Carl Laferton is an essential storybook for every Christian parent with young children. If you are a parent and have children from 3-6 years old, then this Bible storybook is a must-buy for you. This does not mention the attention-capturing illustrations by Catalina Echeverri. Simply put, I wholeheartedly recommend you buy this book!”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is an excellent book to enrich the Easter story for any child and family. Its presentation also makes a wonderful gift.”
Reviewer: Joanne Viola
Rating: 5 Stars

“I’m delighted to see such a comprehensive and unique presentation of the gospel for young children.”
Reviewer: Danika Cooley
Rating: 5 Stars

“The book is about a 10 minute read, which is perfect for young children with short attention spans. I enjoyed reading it and more importantly my boys were fully engaged with the story from start to finish. A very nice resource for parents with small children. Highly recommended!”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

The Garden, The Curtain, and the Cross is a theologically sound book despite being a little heaven-oriented. It contains amazing illustrations that captivate children and draw attention to the language of the book while retaining a great emphasis on sin and the completed work of Jesus Christ (note — there are depictions of Jesus in the book). Our kids loved the book and had many favorite pages of illustration (even some of the sad and dark pages). This has instantly become one of my favorite children books.”
Reviewer: Joshua Torrey
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is a treasure. It tells a facet of the story that is not addressed in most kids books… The illustrations are what you would expect from Catalina Echeverri: beautiful, unique, and pairing perfectly with the text and overall theme.”
Reviewer: Josh Skinner
Rating: 5 Stars

“The book is a great read and a great conversation starter with your children. It is the gospel clear and simple. My kids loved and so will yours.”
Reviewer: Kevin Thompson
Rating: 5 Stars

“There is everything to love about this book. The story telling is captivating and rhythmic. The picture art is truly unique and can almost tell the story itself without the words. Kids, and parents alike, will love reading through this book over and over again.”
Reviewer: Craig Hurst
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is equal parts good theology, great artwork, and thoughtful story-telling.”
Reviewer: D. Vannostrand
Rating: 5 Stars

“I’ve shared this book with my kids ages 2-8 and it’s has opened up some great discussions about Jesus’ death and resurrection. The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross is another fine addition to The Good Book Company’s growing lineup of children’s books. In my estimation it has definitely earned 5 out of 5 stars. Highly recommended!”
Reviewer: Shaun Tabatt
Rating: 5 Stars

Where to Buy:
The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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