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The Jesus Book by: Stephen Elkins

_140_245_Book.70.coverThe Jesus Book
By Stephen Elkins
Illustrated by Claudine Gevry
Juvenile Nonfiction/Religion
Bible Stories/General
$16.99 US/Hardcover
Thomas Nelson
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About the Author

Stephen Elkins is a best-selling author, musician, and Grammy-nominated producer. He is author of the 100 Bible Stories series and Read-n-See DVD Bible. Claudine Gevry illustrator of over sixty books including “The Jesus Book”. Her whimsical style is shown throughout this book.

About the Book

The Jesus book is one of the best resources and educational guides that I’ve seen for children on the market!  Author Stephen Elkins makes understanding everything we need to know about Jesus very simple by breaking it down in the following seven sections:

* Who Jesus Is
* What Jesus Did
* What Jesus Taught
* When It Happened
* Why It Happened
* How It Happened

A very useful time line is  included  in the When it Happened section starting the readers in Genesis and ending in John. Located in the Where it Happened section you’ll find colorfully illustrated maps that show were Jesus walked throughout his journey. In the What Jesus Taught section you’ll find that Jesus liked to minister to those around him with parables and you’ll see how he taught us to pray. In the Why and How it happened section, children will learn why Jesus was sent to save us and how it happened.

Each mini story of explanation is backed with scripture  that you may choose to look up in your own Bible to show children how what they are being taught is also in the Bible. I think it’s never to early to teach children to look to the Word of God for answers that  they may be seeking.

A fun thirty song filled cd by the Wonder Kids is also included  featuring well loved Bible songs like Stand Up For Jesus, God is so Good, and Do Lord just to name a few of the wonderful tracks.

My Thoughts

Stephen Elkins has done a wonderful job with this book. Illustrator Claudine Gevry also does a great job in bringing to life each page with her colorful eye catching illustrations.  The music cd is a great addition as many of the songs I grew up listening to as a child!

I am looking forward to sharing this book with my children, as I know many questions that may be asked or pondered about Jesus will be answered. This book would be great for home, church, and even school use. I give this book 5 stars!

I review for Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers


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Comments (3)

  • Kristinia

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    I’m reading this now, I’ll also be posting my review on my blog and at Barnes & Nobles since I’m a member there!

  • Crystal A.

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    I wasn’t able to snag this from Thomas Nelson…guess I have to be quicker! 🙁

  • Ellybean

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    This was from Tyndale.

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