7 épisodes

Inspired by the many beautiful stories of hope and joy and grace which readers have shared in the 15 years since The Jesus Storybook Bible was published, the podcast will be a platform where Sally invites people from of all walks of life to share about the life-transforming power of God’s love in their lives. We hope you will be as encouraged by these stories of hope and joy as we have been. And be reminded that God loves you—with a Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.

The Jesus Storybook Bible Podcast Sally Lloyd-Jones & Friends

    • Religion et spiritualité

Inspired by the many beautiful stories of hope and joy and grace which readers have shared in the 15 years since The Jesus Storybook Bible was published, the podcast will be a platform where Sally invites people from of all walks of life to share about the life-transforming power of God’s love in their lives. We hope you will be as encouraged by these stories of hope and joy as we have been. And be reminded that God loves you—with a Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.

    Sharing God’s Light with the World: Aarti Sequeira

    Sharing God’s Light with the World: Aarti Sequeira

    Food personality Aarti Sequeira opens up about her career path, the doubt and fear she experienced, and how relying on God got her through—and how it led to her passion for being open about her faith. Aarti opens up about sharing The Jesus Storybook Bible with her two girls, Eliyah and Moses, and how she’s used it as a tool to deepen her own faith so that she can answer the questions of her children and equip them in the Word.
     
    Quotes
    “And I would wake up in the mornings and say, ‘Lord, why did you wake me up today? Like, why do you keep waking me up if you don't have anything for me to do, just take me home already if there isn't a purpose.’ But in retrospect, I think that time was about Him solidifying my identity in Christ.” - Aarti Sequeira
    “My obsession with God, I suppose it just overflows. A lot of times I'm looking at the whole world, whether it's food or politics or my family or my husband, I'm looking at it all through the filter of Christ. What I always wanted was that my relationship with God would be so real that it would just leak out of me.” - Aarti Sequeira
    “Time spent talking about God is never time wasted and time spent talking about God with your children is never wasted.” - Aarti Sequeira
     
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    Resources Mentioned in This Episode
    Food Network
    Food Network Star
    Guy’s Grocery Games
     
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    *Episode produced by Four Eyes Media*

    • 16 min
    God Can Bring Healing from Loss: Angie Smith

    God Can Bring Healing from Loss: Angie Smith

    Bible teacher Angie Smith shares about the power of God’s healing, including the lessons and the gifts He revealed to her through the loss of her daughter, Audrey, and other traumas she faced in her life. Angie opens up about her confusion when it came to the Bible, and how tools like The Jesus Storybook Bible helped her understand it as one cohesive book of love that she is a part of. 
     
    Quotes
    “In our lives, there are those moments where you think, This is me at my worst and you're going to leave me if you see it, you're not going to be able to handle it, and you're going to realize that I am a fraud or that I am not worth it. And I think that in the same way we can have those experiences with God where it's like, ‘Wow, if you can see this in me, you'll never leave me, and He never has.’” - Angie Smith
    “I think over the years, as you develop a relationship with Christ, at least for me, I sort of start to get used to the fact that it's okay for there to be ebbs and flows and different seasons in your relationship with Jesus.”  - Angie Smith
    “It's okay if I'm angry with God. He can handle that. Like, all of heaven is not shaking because I have a moment where I'm angry that something is happening or that I can't stop crying about something or that I'm struggling. Part of me learned how to release emotion to Him without the fear that it would be too much for Him.” - Angie Smith
    “The Lord is oftentimes performing miracles in places we can't see.” - Angie Smith
     
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    Resources Mentioned in This Episode
    Vanderbilt University
     
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    *Episode produced by Four Eyes Media*

    • 18 min
    God Meets Us In The Broken Places with Ellie Holcomb

    God Meets Us In The Broken Places with Ellie Holcomb

    Singer / songwriter Ellie Holcomb shares about the power reading and memorizing scripture has had in her life. From meeting Jesus as a child to now raising 3 kids of her own, Ellie’s journey through faith has never been linear. She’s combated the idea that we as people have to be perfect to receive God’s love, to knowing that it’s okay to struggle. It’s okay to look fear in the eyes and know God will guide us through the trauma and turmoil. She shares how she’s used tools like The Jesus Storybook Bible to further understand the grace and hope He provides while guiding her kids to learn and know they are all part of His story. 
     
    Quotes
    “I spent a lot of my life knowing God, knowing that He loved me, but I did not know that it was okay to not be okay.” - Ellie Holcomb 
    “As I've stood up in the truth of some of the brokenness of my story, I've seen the power of the gospel, the truth of the gospel, that He meets us in our most broken places and becomes even more powerful.” - Ellie Holcomb 
    “The Bible isn't a story that's mainly about us and what we should be doing. It's mainly a story about God and what he has done for us. And it's the greatest love story that's come true in real life.” - Ellie Holcomb 
    “There's this idea that our hope is not just this flimsy, ‘I hope things will be better one day.’ It's a hope that is grounded in the story of Jesus. And he’s already come and defeated death, but he's also coming back to defeat death and sadness once and for all. And I'm very, very grateful for that hope that we all have, and for that hope that we get to share with the little ones in our lives.” - Ellie Holcomb
     
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    *Episode produced by Four Eyes Media*

    • 16 min
    Amy Grant Part 1: A Loaves & Fishes Moment

    Amy Grant Part 1: A Loaves & Fishes Moment

    Iconic singer Amy Grant joins The Jesus Storybook Bible Podcast for a two-part conversation  sharing how she believes that we should approach life with a loaves and fishes mentality—giving God whatever we have. Amy began a music career at a young age—and wondered, much like the boy from the Bible story about the loaves and the fishes—what she could possibly have to give? She recalls that she just had to trust that God would take whatever she could give and bless it—and she’s come to see how God has multiplied that beyond whatever she could dare to dream or think or imagine in her life. 
     
    Quotes
    “I love celebrating creativity and all kinds of ways. And I use music and hospitality to welcome people to the table.” - Amy Grant
    “You know, we have a lot of choices with our hands, on our own steering wheels. We don't come into this world alone and we don't leave it alone. And in the middle, it really appears to be more our own choice, how much we want to lean into the love that brought us here.” - Amy Grant
    “That's kind of my mindset when I walk into a situation and want to be a part of it, is just to go, ‘What do I already have?’ And I want to share it and I want to share it in a way of believing that a little bit can go a super long way in God's hands.” - Amy Grant 
     
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    Resources Mentioned in This Episode
    David Whyte
     
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    *Episode produced by Four Eyes Media*

    • 10 min
    Amy Grant Part 2: Compassion & Curiosity

    Amy Grant Part 2: Compassion & Curiosity

    Part 2 of our interview with singer Amy Grant has Amy returning to share about the power of curiosity and compassion. In this second part of our conversation, she talks about how  including Amy’s own experiences with the book and how she’s praying that God uses her as a channel. 
     
    Quotes
    “So many times when I'm praying for myself or other people, I've prayed ‘God, draw me in by my curiosity.’ I think sometimes we think we can draw people towards something better by being judgmental or critical, and that doesn't tend to draw people at all. But curiosity, I mean, that's a fun trail.” - Amy Grant
    “Sally Lloyd-Jones, I like how she positions the stories contextually. I love her narrative. I'm not exactly sure how she did it, but her retelling of these stories made me see a lot of things in a new light. As somebody who's read the Bible my whole life, I'll pick it up and go I'm falling into a pattern of believing this book is one thing and it actually is so much more. You know, the Bible is alive.” - Amy Grant
    “I think my prayer many times is, ‘God just use me as a channel.  Channel your love and light through me, through my eyes, through my speech, just anything.’ That would be a great way for us to all look at each other all the time, just a blend of compassion and curiosity.” - Amy Grant 
     
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    Resources Mentioned in This Episode
    The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis
     
    Connect with Sally Lloyd-Jones
    Jesus Storybook Bible Facebook
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    *Episode produced by Four Eyes Media*

    • 9 min
    Leading With Love: Bishop Michael Curry

    Leading With Love: Bishop Michael Curry

    Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael Curry joins The Jesus Storybook Bible Podcast to share ways we can lead with love in all areas of our lives, though it isn’t always easy. But Bishop Curry reminds us that leading with love is a commitment, that we must use Jesus as an example for the way we view and treat others, and that we are at our best when we live in love. 
     
    Quotes
    “Living a life that is loving, that is characterized, defined by the way of love as we see it in Jesus of Nazareth is not easy. But it can be done. But it's important to remember that this way of love is not a sentiment, it is a commitment.” - Bishop Michael Curry
    “This world and every one of us have been created by the hand of God, by the hand of love. We were made by love, if you will. We were made for love. We were made to love, and we were made to be loved. And we as human beings, individually, as a society and in all of our various collections, we are at our best when we live in love.” - Bishop Michael Curry
    “Jesus goes to the cross for agape, not for Himself, but for the good and the wellbeing and the welfare of others. That kind of love has the power to bind us together as a human community, as a human family. It has the power to bind us together as societies through all of our differences. When unselfish, sacrificial love that seeks the good and the well-being of others is the way, then everybody finds their way.” - Bishop Michael Curry
    “Love makes room and space for others to be.” - Bishop Michael Curry
     
    Bishop Michael Curry’s Links
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    Resources Mentioned in This Episode
    Episcopal Church
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    1 John 4:7-12 NIV
    Martin Luther
     
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    *Episode produced by Four Eyes Media*

    • 17 min

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