The Boy Who Shared His Sandwich

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An engaging retelling of the feeding of the 5,000 that helps young children discover how Jesus gives life that lasts for ever, not just for now!
Comes with free download of presentation slides for toddler group and Sunday school read-throughs.

Part of the Little Me, Big God series.

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Description

Thousands of people came to Jesus—and they were all hungry. But one boy had a sandwich to share. So Jesus prayed and then shared the sandwich with the huge, hungry crowd. Everyone was amazed and wanted him to be King.

But Jesus said, "You're just thinking about getting your dinner, which is all finished now. I've come to give you something that's never finished and always enough!"

In this engaging retelling of the feeding of the 5,000 from John 6 v 5-35, young children discover how Jesus gives life that lasts for ever, not just for now!

Notes for parents at the back help explain what Jesus says about himself in John 6 v 26-27 and 35.

Part of the Little Me, Big God series of storybooks for pre-schoolers. These books are ideal to give away at church toddler groups and for use in children's ministry.

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Contents

  • Story: The Boy Who Shared His Sandwich
  • Notes for Parents

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Specification

Age range: 2 - 4
Author Steph Williams
ISBN 9781784985837
Format Paperback
First published February 2021
Dimensions 170mm x 170mm x 3mm
Language English
Pages 24
Publisher The Good Book Company

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Notes for grown-ups:
This story comes from John 6 v 5-15 and 25-35. Jesus and his disciples had found a quiet place to rest. In another account of this story, Mark tells us that they had been so busy helping people that they hadn’t even had time to eat (Mark 6 v 31)! Even though Jesus needed a break, he felt sorry for the people who came looking for him. With one boy’s five small loaves of bread and two fish, Jesus fed over 5,000 people.
Jesus’ miracles were signs that show us who he is. But the people were not thinking about who could have such power, and did not see what they needed his help with most. They were just thinking about their food and how Jesus could make their lives better now. He told them, “You are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life” (John 6 v 26-27).
Jesus told the crowd that he had come to give them something much much better: “Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty” (v 35). He went on to tell them that he would give his life to pay for our sins, so that anyone who believes in him will have life for ever, in heaven with God.

Independent reviews
 

"Bible stories written for little ones to understand"

Monica Huyser, February 3rd 2021

This book is aimed at pre-school children from ages two to four years old. The illustrations are cute and the story is told in a simple, modern way. The message of the Bible is clear and easy to understand for this young age group without losing the importance of the message.... continue reading

 

"the best picture book version of this story that I have ever read"

Bethany Davidson, February 1st 2021

This book is simple and easy for children to understand, while still being faithful to the nuances of the biblical story. It focuses on the true message of Jesus’s miracle, instead of treating it as an end to itself, and this can start great conversations with slightly older children.... continue reading

 

Jesus is God and the Gift

Aaron Lee, February 22nd 2021

Based on John 6:5-35, this children’s retelling of the story is simple yet profound. While we marvel at the miracle, Jesus says that he will give us more than food – he will give us his own life to pay for our sins. We can have eternal life with him in Heaven.... continue reading

Customer reviews


16/04/2021

“Sweet book with a great message!”

The book is teeny tiny, and quite flimsy, but the story is put in a lovely and accessible way, and the illustrations are brilliant!


02/03/2021

“Love this!”

Lovely little book, beautifully illustrated and a simple but faithful telling of John 6:5-35. My three year old is a big fan.

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The Boy Who Shared His Sandwich | Steph Williams | $5.99