I realize how blessed I am the moment I hear my husband tell my one week old son,
"It's time to read the Word of God."
Have you heard of the Jesus Storybook Bible? It was given to us as a baby gift, but is just as powerful to us as adults. The author, Sally Lloyd-Jones (who just so happens to be a member of Tim Keller's church in Manhattan), has an exquisite way of telling the stories of the Bible and always relating them back to the Gospel.
"The Bible is of course an adult book, so in order to make it accessible to children, by its very nature, as you retell it; you're going to have to reduce it down. Unfortunately, the danger is that you reduce is down into moral lessons. The entire Bible is hammered down into one long lesson on obedience. Almost like a Bible Aesop's Fables. Each story becomes a lesson so you can fix your behavior and become a better person. Children are then likely to be left with the impression that they must be good for God to love them. Disastrous and inaccurate. It's as if Jesus never came. So I wanted to write a children's Bible storybook that first and foremost told the Great Story of the Bible - the story running under all the stories of the Bible like a golden stream - the story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them. The Story that at the center has a baby, the child upon whom everything would depend - Jesus, the only, real true Hero of the Bible. I wanted a Bible Storybook that was, like the Bible is, not all about us and what we should be doing - but about God, and what he has done."
If you're looking for a perfect baby gift, we can't recommend it highly enough.