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One word, one story, one promise, one God: Explore the entire story of the Bible in one sitting!
One Perfect Plan by Nancy Tupper Ling, Alina Chau

One Perfect Plan

by Nancy Tupper Ling, illustrated by Alina Chau

A picture book that introduces young readers to the story of the Bible—all in one sitting!—and invites them into God’s great plan.

One Perfect Plan is a fun, accessible retelling of biblical tales through engaging poems by Nancy Tupper Ling—each three to six lines long—and breathtaking illustrations by Alina Chau.

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! Whether at bedtime, during a snack, or even just getting ready for the day, families can get through the Bible's entire story arc and discover God's redemptive plan for them in a singular read-aloud.

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

One world—
now broken as sin enters in.
How will our Father restore it again?

One God—
whose plan is perfect and true—
will bring new life to me and to you.


“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

“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

“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

Look Inside the Book

An excerpt from the book, One Perfect Plan by Nancy Tupper Ling
An excerpt from the book, One Perfect Plan by Nancy Tupper Ling
An excerpt from the book, One Perfect Plan by Nancy Tupper Ling
An excerpt from the book, One Perfect Plan by Nancy Tupper Ling
An excerpt from the book, One Perfect Plan by Nancy Tupper Ling
Free Printables inspired by One Perfect Plan

Free Resources

Looking for ways to help children learn God’s perfect plan and redemptive story in the Bible? Explore a 5-day family devotion on the YouVersion Bible app and download a free resource for ideas, printable activity sheets, and a 30-week Bible reading plan inspired by One Perfect Plan.

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Meet the Author and Illustrator

Nancy Tupper Ling

Nancy Tupper Ling

Nancy Tupper Ling is a children’s author, poet, bookseller and librarian—she surrounds herself with books! Occasionally, she creates a few books of her own, including this one, plus For Every Little Thing, co-written with June Cotner, and The Story I’ll Tell, Double Happiness, and The Yin-Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful. Nancy resides in Massachusetts with her husband, Vincent, and their two daughters. Discover more at

Alina Chau

Alina Chau

Alina Chau is an award-winning filmmaker and artist based in California. Her credits include the Emmy Award–winning Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and The Nian Monster, which received the APALA Picture Book Honor. Alina’s unique cultural heritage strongly influences her artistic and storytelling voice. She also previously collaborated with Nancy Tupper Ling on the book Double Happiness.

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