Kirby McCook and the Jesus Chronicles

Reviewed by:

Lindsey Metzger, from Defiance, Ohio, currently a professional writing major at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.

Book Title:

Kirby McCook and the Jesus Chronicles


Steve Arterburn and M.N.


Tyndale House Publishers Inc.

Publication Date:



Print book


204 pages



Kirby McCook and the Jesus Chronicles is about a group of kids in children’s church. Their leader one day up and leaves, and the kids nominate Kirby to teach them about the Bible. The book is filled with many different Bible passages told from a twelve-year-old’s perspective. The subtitle says it all: “A 12-Year-Old’s Take on the Totally Unboring, Slightly Weird Stuff in the Bible, Including Fish Guts, Wrestling Moves, and Stinky Feet.”

I enjoyed this book. As I was reading, it reminded me of how I used to teach children’s church and how I tried to simplify the stories so the kids could get the most out of the lesson. If I’d had this book two or three years ago, I would’ve used it every Sunday. It’s a great book.


Rating (1 to 5):

5 stars

Suggested Audience

Middle Grade

Christian Impact:

This book makes many of the most well-known Bible stories understandable for young readers. They’re able to learn about Jesus and have a laugh while doing it.

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