Jesus: Based on the King James version of the Holy Bible
Margaret K. McElderry, 2005 (2005)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
emi's intricate, glowing artwork accompanies the story of
, told in depth with frequent Biblical (from the King James version) quotations. She begins '
In the Beginning
', and continues with the
Flight into Egypt
. We see a twelve-year-old Jesus astonishing his elders in the Temple (where colorful robes contrast with the pure marble surroundings).
Changing Water into Wine
at a wedding. Demi does a wonderful depiction of the
(Satan's wings are superbly drawn), and imbues the cleansing of the
with lots of energy. Jesus gathers
and gives the
Sermon on the Mount
Blessed are the meek
'). We see him multiply
Loaves and Fishes
, and perform the other miracles described in scriptures. He commands followers to '
love one another
' and to '
be the children of light.
' And Demi portrays the final days, followed by the
his luminous volume is a treasure for those interested in exploring the Christian faith with children. Demi has created wonderful picture book biographies of many great spiritual figures, including
The Dalai Lama
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