Releasing November 1 from David C. Cook, THE GO-AND-TELL STORYBOOK; 30 Bible Stories Showing Why We Share About Jesus—by bestselling children’s author Laura Richie and illustrator Ian Dale—is a must have for families with young children. Following in the footsteps of The Advent Storybook and The Easter Storybook, THE GO-AND-TELL STORYBOOK is a collection of 30 stories to inspire children and their families to “go and tell” the story of Jesus, the Rescuer.


Bestselling Children’s Author Laura Richie offers the next highly anticipated title from her beautifully illustrated Bible Storybook series with the Nov. 1 release of THE GO-AND-TELL STORYBOOK: 30 Bible Stories Showing Why We Share about Jesus. The newest and third title of this successful series from David C Cook follows The Advent Storybook and The Easter Storybook, each featuring simple, engaging Bible retellings to inspire children and their families to “go and tell” the story of Jesus, the Rescuer. This new release further addresses why Jesus came, who He is and how His work of rescue and hope continues, spreading from His first-century followers to the whole world, even today.

Geared to families to read as a daily devotional for a month or throughout the whole year, The Go-and-Tell Storybook includes rich poignant illustrations by accomplished artist Ian Dale, who partnered with author Laura Richie to create biblically accurate retellings of the accounts of the first Christians that also portray the beautiful cultural mosaic of first-century Middle Eastern and Asian communities.

Each Bible story comes to life through the accompanying artwork that shows how the Holy Spirit came and what Jesus’ friends did. Readers are able to follow along and experience the adventures of Peter, Paul and other believers from the Pentecost celebration through the Acts of the Apostles.

Each story in THE GO-AND-TELL STORYBOOK features:

·         a key Bible verse at the beginning of each story

·         a conversation-starting question at the end of each story

·         beautiful illustrations and intriguing maps

·         learning opportunities for the littlest hearts to share the love of Jesus

Contrary to what many people think, writing for young children is a challenging task, especially when the material is taken from the Bible. Laura Richie has done a wonderful job of condensing each story to one page, just enough to share the story with young children while not losing their attention.

To accompany each story is a beautiful full-colored illustration from Ian Dale. He includes cultural details, such as houses, clothing, landscape, and even maps, to bring the First Century to life.

Each story in this book is one page, beginning with a key Bible verse and ending with a question to jumpstart conversations on how believers can apply the lessons learned to their own lives.

To see a snippet from this book, click here to watch the trailer for this book.

THE GO-AND-TELL STORYBOOK: 30 Bible Stories Showing Why We Share About Jesus is a must have for anyone who has young children in their lives.

About Laura Richie:

Laura Richie is a wife, homeschooling mom and registered nurse. A missionary kid for several years, Laura confesses she didn’t truly understand her need to be rescued until later in life. Now she delights in sharing the beauty and grace of her Rescuer through her books, The Advent Storybook, The Easter Storybook and the latest release of The Go-and-Tell Storybook. Laura resides in Oklahoma with her husband and four children. For more information or to connect with Richie, visit her website.

About Ian Dale:

Ian Dale is an illustrator and designer who loves to invest in projects that share the hope and meaning that have transformed his life. He has created art for clients such as World Vision, American Bible Society, Compassion International and the Bible App for Kids, which has been downloaded in more than fifty languages. Ian and his wife are raising their two children in Los Angeles, California. For more information or to connect with Dale, visit his website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.