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    Miracle Man

    The first description that comes to mind is Living Word! With incredible creativity and tenderness toward the heart of Jesus’ ministry in the earth, John Hendrix creates a visual masterpiece.   The Words themselves work their way through the illustrations conveying meaning and creating a flow fitting for each scene.  This is an incredible book for an elementary-aged child who will enjoy the words becoming the illustrations.  Hendrix does retell the stories of the miracles in his own words, not using direct quotations. If this bothers you, that might be a pause.  This book creates a lot of room for dialogue with older children, contemplating the meaning of Jesus’ life…

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    The Storm that Stopped

    Another GEM in the series: “A True Story About Who Jesus Really Is” After surviving a great storm on the Sea of Galilea, the 12 disciples dare to ask the question: “Who is Jesus?” Mark 4 Alison Mitchell has the creative gift of retelling a story and relating deep spiritual truth, so a child can understand. The rhythm of the text builds excitement to the point of crisis as the boat is sinking in the mighty storm. She brings to light that the trip across the Sea of Galilea was really intended as a moment of teaching for the disciples so they could understand: “Who is this man that the…

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    The One O’Clock Miracle

    This is a lovely retelling of the healing of a Nobleman’s son. John 4:46-54 Alison Mitchell draws us into this father’s journey of faith, from the creativity of the title onward. Using playful repetition in the text, she builds excitement, keeping the story rhythmically moving forward to the climax and the happy resolution. The application becomes crystal clear – when it concerns JESUS – WE CAN TRUST HIS WORDS! Mitchell brings the dilemma of the Nobleman’s family to life. She expands on the worry and love of the father for his sick son. She carries us along on his difficult journey to get to Jesus. When he finally reaches Cana,…

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    The Book of Jonah

    Here is the Book of Jonah in ALL its glory!  Caldecott Winner – Peter Spier, retells the story, savoring every detail of this watery tale. Spier captures every argument, every temper tantrum, and every moment of repentance in his magnificent illustrations. I cannot hide it; I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Peter Spier’s work. The illustrations are simple, yet rich in tiny details and subplots. He is the creator of many wordless books, allowing the pictures to tell the story. The word count is high (1009) in the Book of Jonah, requiring a longer attention span for listening. However, the illustrations will engage the imaginations of younger children. In the back of…