The Lamb - Picture book (English)

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How do we explain the gospel to children in a way that they can understand? How do we explain their need for a Saviour without watering down the details? How can we hold their attention long enough to explain what the Bible is all about? How can we be accurate yet sensitive to the fact that they need simpler explanations?

“The Lamb” is a book written for children five to ten years of age. Engaging children with its full-colour illustrations, this picture book takes children on a journey through the heart of the Bible’s message. Starting with the creation of the universe, the book explains key biblical concepts: Who is God? What is God like? What is sin? Where did evil come from? Why do we need a Saviour? The book concludes with a clear explanation of the identity of Jesus and his amazing provision as our Saviour.

The book makes a clear link between Jesus and the Old Testament sacrificial lamb. Issues like death are dealt with in an honest, straightforward manner. The graphic details surrounding the story of salvation are handled sensitively but not watered down.  At the end, children will have an explanation of who God is and what he did for mankind on the cross. It is a message of hope that every child should hear.

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  • Written for children: Enjoyed by all ages, but written for children, ages five and up.
  • Fully illustrated: Fifty colour paintings by gifted artist, Ian Mastin, bring the gospel story to life. (See
  • Assumptions: Assumes no prior knowledge of the Bible.
  • Chronological: Begins with the creation of the universe, and then progressing sequentially through key Old Testament stories, it moves into the New Testament to reveal the meaning of the cross and the tomb. The main story of the Bible is tied together into one universal, all-encompassing drama.
  • Lays a foundation: The creation-to-the-cross approach helps put the entire Bible in context. Helps children understand the overall message of the Bible without confusion.
  • Accurate presentation of the gospel: Complex issues such as death, sin, evil, and God’s provision are sensitively presented in way that children can understand.
  • Built-in review: Each chapter begins with a review and ends with questions, all designed to ensure children will clearly understand the message.
  • Audiobook: Listen free online at - The story is narrated by the author and Heather Holdsworth, a gifted children’s teacher. Children can engage in the story by following along in the book as they listen. Includes "The Lamb Song," performed by Carla Newsham and her children: Toni-Marie, Joyelle, & Brooklyn. 
  • Designed for giveaway: This hardcover book is a beautiful and elegant gift, either for a child or family with children.
  • Designed for devotions: Can be read for family devotions or Bible story time.



Also available: eBook edition | The Lamb Audiobook CD

No. of pages: 181
ISBN: 9781890082499
Audiobook duration: Approximately 60 mins


  • 5
    That really communicates to kids!

    Posted by step on 13th Jun 2013

    I have been reading “The Lamb” with my children at night for the past week and they absolutely LOVE it! They love the lifelike pictures, especially the grandpa rescuing the kid out of the river. That really communicates to kids! I just want to commend you for working on those resources. (Originally posted on October 31, 2008)

  • 5
    Can I give it 10 out of 5 stars?

    Posted by eiluj03 on 13th Jun 2013

    This is the clearest gospel teaching book I have seen for kids. Ever. Its tone (both in graphics and text) is serious but beautiful and simple to understand. I have been buying books for my church library and I have yet to find one that is as clear on the gospel without being really drawn out (The Lamb has ten short chapters). It has cleared up adults’ understanding of the gospel as they understand with clarity the old testament lamb sacrifice and how that was foreshadowing Christ: our lamb. Ultimately, our focus should be the greatness of the message of the gospel. But this book is an excellent for getting that message across—I am so happy to have been introduced to it. (Originally posted on August 17, 2008)

  • 5
    The gospel in simple language without leaving out key truths

    Posted by gracefaithway on 13th Jun 2013

    This book draws out the truths of the scriptures in a simple story format while avoiding difficult language or clichés that can confuse a child’s understanding of salvation. I bought this book to read in Sunday school as well as to my 4 year old and 8 year old daughters at home. The full color illustrations are vibrant and hold their attention. The story is a slow progression with excellent questions at the end of each chapter to ensure comprehension. The story clearly shows who God is in His Holy character and perfect nature. The fall of mankind is made evident resulting in man’s just deserved punishment of Hell. This book doesn’t shelter children from the truths of scripture like the shedding of the innocent lamb’s blood in sinful man’s place, but makes these truths evident in a respectful and Christ-honoring manner. It is essential that even children understand that “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” Sin requires death and that innocent lamb died in the place of the guilty sinner. I have found that this book is a springboard for conversations with my girls about God’s character and nature during normal daily activities (i.e., dinner, a car ride, shopping, etc.). Our world is so filled with entertainment that Christ is almost squeezed out of our mindset. We also have the lamb DVD that we watch as a family and it entertains us all while teaching us timeless truths. I highly recommend this book for your children or as a gift. I can envision the very real possibility of an unsaved adult being saved while reading this book to their children or grand-children (that is my prayer for my own mother). (Originally posted on June 27, 2008)

  • 5
    Lays a clear biblical foundation for children and adults

    Posted by Sue on 13th Jun 2013

    I love reading this book to my young children. It's beautiful pictures and questions are geared to give children understanding of who God is, who we are, the dillemma of sin, and the course of which God took in order to save us from sin. It builds line upon line and precept upon precept and cements them in the readers minds. I also use it with adults who are young christians and they have commented how it has helped them understand salvation better. I highly recommend this book! (Originally posted on 07/05/2011)

  • 5
    Leading Children To Christ

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Jun 2013

    This book is beautifully illustrated, very well written and doctrinally sound. It draws together the most important elements of God's salvation plan; the fall of Satan, the sin of Adam and Eve, the Law, the need for a sacrificial Lamb, heaven, our sinful condition and separation from God, plus so much more, in a way children can understand. Through reading The Lamb with my granddaughter, she realized her own sinful condition, understood God's amazing love and His gift of salvation. She gave her heart to Jesus before we reached the end of the book. We are now using the book for a 5-week Backyard Bible Club. The children are captivated. We pray God will use this book to draw other children to Him. (Originally posted on 07/13/2010)

  • 5
    Great Investment

    Posted by John and Julie on 13th Jun 2013

    this is a fantastic book! The pictures are just wonderful and it goes through the Bible presenting Jesus as the perfect Lamb. We have used this book with our own children as well as in Children's church. At the end of each chapter there are questions reinforcing the truths taught. Highly recommend! (Originally posted on 03/27/2009)

  • 5
    Excellent for kids

    Posted by Tim Shontere on 6th Jun 2013

    I have been going through the book with our two sons 5 & 3…. Now our first son is almost 6 and so close to understanding the main point of Jesus….. we are so thrilled with this book and recommend it to all of our friends! (Originally posted on June 5, 2009)