Overview Portrays the life of Jesus of Nazareth, from his birth in Bethlehem, to his baptism and temptation, to his death on the cross, his resurrection, and his ascension.
Publishers Description In this stunning picture book, Brian Wildsmith portrays the life of Jesus of Nazareth in a series of powerful scenes, framed by gold. After beginning with the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem and the visit of the shepherds and wise men, Wildsmith shows Jesus' youth in Nazareth, his baptism and temptation, and his teaching and miracles. Finally, Wildsmith depicts Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, his death on the cross, and his resurrection and ascension.
Citations And Professional Reviews Jesus by Brian Wildsmith has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 02/01/2001 page 1054
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 331
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2002 page 4
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2001 page 331
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 42
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 57
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.26" Width: 9.74" Height: 0.41" Weight: 1.025 lbs.
Release Date Sep 20, 2000
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 0802852122 ISBN13 9780802852120
Availability 0 units.
More About Brian Wildsmith
Illustrator's Home Country is ENGLAND
Brian Wildsmith currently resides in Mouns Sartoux.
Brian Wildsmith's illustrated story of Jesus May 26, 2010
This was a perfect gift for a young friend who was making her First Holy Communion. Brian Wildsmith is a wonderful illustrator of children's stories.
Beautiful illustrations Jan 19, 2009
Jesus, written and illustrated by Brian Wildsmith, is a picture book about the life of Jesus. The narrative starts before his birth, with the angel Gabriel visiting Mary to tell her she would have a son named Jesus, and ends with the Pentecost, after Jesus' ascent into the heavens. The story encompasses all the major points in Jesus' life, including his youth in Nazareth, his baptism, his teachings and his miracles.
The book is filled with vivid illustrations of the scenes of Jesus' life, each in the shape of a window, and all framed with gold. The colorful and striking pictures are reminiscent of stained glass windows.
What I Like: I like the illustrations. They are beautiful and eye-catching and lend much to the book. I also like that the book covers Jesus' entire life on earth (even a bit before and a bit after).
What I Dislike: The narrative is choppy and lacking in continuity. The story runs chronologically, but there are no transitions between scenes and that makes it difficult to read.
Overall Rating: I give it a very good rating, though, because of the beautiful illustrations and the chronological coverage of Jesus' life.
Age Appeal: 9-12.
Christine M. Irvin - Christian Children's Book Review