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‘The Biggest Story’ surpasses 100,000 units
in print with Crossway

WHEATON, Ill.—Crossway is pleased to announce that The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden(Crossway, August 2015), written by best-selling author Kevin DeYoung and illustrated by award-winning artist Don Clark, has surpassed 100,000 units in print sales.

The popular children’s book traces the Bible’s core message of God’s redemptive plan through classic Bible stories, leading kids and parents alike on an exciting journey from the garden of Eden to the return of Christ. The story is told through whimsical words and powerful illustrations, imaginatively retelling “how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden.”

“We give thanks to God for the opportunity to publish such a beautiful book that both shows and tells the story of the greatest news in all the world, and we are delighted that this book is finding its way into the hands and hearts of countless families,” writes Justin Taylor, Executive Vice President of Book Publishing at Crossway.

DeYoung—a best-selling author, pastor, and father of six—wrote The Biggest Story to help readers see the overarching message of Scripture and connect the dots through classic Bible stories. “The Bible is a big story made up of lots of smaller stories,” says DeYoung in his note to parents at the end of the book. “Many children (and not few adults) learn to see the Bible as nothing but a nice collection of smaller stories. . . . without ever grasping the Biggest Story that makes sense of all the others.”

The Biggest Story is a delight to the eyes, ears, and hearts of its readers,” write Matt and Lauren Chandler. “With rich illustrations and even richer text, the biggest and best story is presented in all of its vivid colors—every dark shade and every bright tone. Parent and child alike will feel the ache of the fallenness of human nature and the comfort of an always-faithful God. From our family to yours, we wholeheartedly commend this book!”

The Biggest Story is the first product in The Biggest Story suite, which also includes The Biggest Story: The Animated Short Film (DVD) (Crossway, August 2016), The Biggest Story: The Audio Book (CD) (Crossway, August 2016), and The Biggest Story ABC (Crossway, August 2017).

Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina. He is also assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte) and a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester. He blogs at the Gospel Coalition and has authored or coauthored numerous well-known books, including Just Do Something; The Hole in Our Holiness; Crazy Busy; and Taking God At His Word.

Don Clark is an artist and the cofounder of Invisible Creature, a widely respected and cutting-edge design company in Seattle, Washington.

Founded in 1938, Crossway is a not-for-profit global Christian publishing ministry that publishes gospel-centered, Bible-centered content, to honor our Savior and serve his Church. Crossway seeks to help people understand the all-encompassing implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s Word—for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God alone. Crossway is the global publisher of the ESV® (English Standard Version®) Bible, more than 1,000 Christian books, and an extensive list of gospel literature. For additional information visit

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