Select one of the keywords
Jesus: Based on the King James version of the Holy Bible    by Demi order for
by Demi
Order:  USA  Can
Margaret K. McElderry, 2005 (2005)
* * *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

Demi's intricate, glowing artwork accompanies the story of Jesus, told in depth with frequent Biblical (from the King James version) quotations. She begins 'In the Beginning', and continues with the Annunciation, Nativity, and 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).

There's the Baptism, and Changing Water into Wine at a wedding. Demi does a wonderful depiction of the Temptation (Satan's wings are superbly drawn), and imbues the cleansing of the Temple with lots of energy. Jesus gathers Disciples 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 Resurrection and Ascension.

This 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 Buddha, The Dalai Lama, Gandhi, and Muhammad.

Note: Opinions expressed in reviews and articles on this site are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of BookLoons.

Find more Kids books on our Shelves or in our book Reviews