A lovely portrayal of the life of Jesus of Nazareth
This graceful retelling of the life of Jesus takes readers back over two thousand years ago to Nazareth, a young girl named Mary, and a miraculous virgin birth. The story continues through the years as Jesus grows up, learns among the great teachers of his day, calls his disciples, preaches, and performs miracles. The book concludes with Jesus' last Passover meal, betrayal, crucifixion, and glorious resurrection.
Anselm Grün's accessible descriptions, along with warm, inviting paintings from Giuliano Ferri, together create a beautiful picture of the life of Jesus.
AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
Booklist, Top Ten Religion and Spirituality Books for Youth (2014)
Christian Library Journal
"Would be a cherished home library addition and a wonderful way to encourage children to revisit and remember these timeless stories."
St. Anthony Messenger
"Children will be drawn in to the story of Jesus of Nazareth with this offering. . . . Its warm-toned illustrations and accessible storytelling bring to life Jesus' journey from a humble manger to his glorious resurrection."
The Living Church
"This book does an admirable job of simply telling the gospel story. . . . Grün's text uses ordinary, not elevated language, but it is always nimble and never clunky. Ferri's illustrations offer an appealing and coherent visual context for the telling."