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One Perfect Plan

The Bible's Big Story in Tiny Poems

Nancy Tupper Ling

Category: Childrens Books

About One Perfect Plan

A visually stunning picture book that introduces young readers to the Bible with poetry and art, exploring the entire story in one sitting!

“Chau’s beautiful, flowing illustrations bring to life the story of the Bible told in Ling’s short rhymes.”—School Library Journal

One word—
then light breaks into darkness;
the sky, the seas, and life—how wondrous!

Start with memorable Old Testament stories, from Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood to Daniel and the Lion's Den. Then explore iconic stories from the New Testament including the birth of Jesus, His death and resurrection, and the promise of new life in Christ!
Named one of the best picture books of the year by Imagination Soup, One Perfect Plan is a fun, accessible retelling of biblical tales that:
• Introduces children to a rich biblical faith through poetry 
• Offers easy-to-memorize poems, each three to six lines long
• Makes a perfect Baptism or Communion gift


“Chau’s beautiful, flowing illustrations bring to life the story of the Bible told in Ling’s short rhymes. . . . Readers receive an abridged version of the stories of the Bible that, with the art, still adequately convey the enormity and reach of the visions set forth in that literature. . . . This unique and accessible volume deserves a place in religious sections or collections with a demonstrated demand for Biblical stories.”—School Library Journal

“Gorgeous illustrations from Alina Chau and beautiful writing from Nancy Tupper Ling celebrate the beauty of a broken world through the stories of the Bible . . . Beautiful in every way.”—Imagination Soup, 25 Outstanding New Picture Books

“A beautifully illustrated lyrical roadmap of sorts—an appealing introduction to some of the best stories told within the context of the Bible’s larger message. . . . Like lovingly strung prayer beads, these poetic gems sing true. There is a hopeful message here, along with incentive to explore one’s faith.”Jama’s Alphabet Soup

“As a pediatrician and father of eight, I have never seen the need for God more than in the lives of growing children. One Perfect Plan helps fill this need by providing memorable Bible verses and kid-friendly artwork.”—William Sears, MD, co-author of The Portable Pediatrician

About Nancy Tupper Ling

Nancy Tupper Ling is a children’s author, poet, bookseller, and librarian. Her most recent books are One Perfect Plan: The Bible's Big Story in Tiny Poems and a collection of poetry entitled For Every Little Thing: Poems and Prayers to Celebrate the Day, which she coauthored with June Cotner and was a Junior Library Guild Gold selection. Nancy is a bookseller at Blue Bunny Books, and lives with her family in Walpole, Massachusetts.

Product Details

40 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Oct 17, 2023

Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 8-1/2

Carton Quantity: 48

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Through vibrant illustrations and short rhymes, One Perfect Plan poetically presents the entire story arc of the Bible in a way children can understand. In one sitting, they’ll experience God’s redemptive planfrom Creation to the coming kingdomas one beautifully hopeful story with Jesus at the center of it all.