Have you heard of a man named Moses?
Do you know about Jesus, too?
One is from the Old Testament,
One is from the New
Both stories are the Word of God,
Their messages are true;
But when you see them side by side,
A hidden part comes through.
In Saved by the Lamb, the fourth book in the Old and New series, author Maura Roan McKeegan tells the story of two baby boys who were born to save their people. Just as Moses grew to deliver his people from slavery in Egypt, Jesus came to rescue all people from sin. Together, their stories reveal God’s plan not just for the people of ancient Israel, but for us today.
See biblical typology—the Old Testament people, symbols, and events that foreshadow the New Testament—come to life in Saved by the Lamb.
Recommended for ages 7 and up.
About the Author
Maura Roan McKeegan first learned about biblical typology when she was a graduate student in theology. As a classroom teacher, she believed that children would be as fascinated by the connections between the Old and New Testaments as she was—and that once they had the key, children could unlock countless hidden treasures in Scripture. This belief inspired her to write the Old and New series of picture books, including the award-winning The End of the Fiery Sword: Adam & Eve and Jesus & Mary; Into the Sea, Out of the Tomb: Jonah & Jesus; and Building the Way to Heaven: The Tower of Babel and Pentecost.
“Children have a particular sensitivity to the work of the Holy Spirit,” she says. “Their pure hearts are able to understand Scripture in great depth.”
She writes about faith and children’s literature for various Catholic magazines and websites.
About the Illustrator
Ted Schluenderfritz is the illustrator of several books including The Attic Saint, Portrait of the Son, and A Life of Our Lord for Children. He is a freelance graphic designer and the art director for Gilbert Magazine and Living Faith Kids. He lives in Littleton, Colorado with his wife Rachel and their six children. You can view more of his work at www.5sparrows.com and @schluenderfritz on Instagram.
About the Series
What do the Old and New Testaments have in common? To answer this question, Maura Roan McKeegan presents biblical typology for children. Seeing familiar stories from the Old and New Testaments placed side by side, children can discover at an early age what St. Augustine meant when he said that “the New Testament lies hidden in the Old, and the Old is unveiled in the New.”
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