The Story of Jesus
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- Publication Date: February 9, 2016
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 11 x 9 3⁄4
- ISBN: 9781419718991
- Page Count: 40
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
- Rights: World/All
Discover the miracles of Jesus in this stunning picture book from award-winning author and illustrator John Hendrix
In this moving interpretation of the life and ministry of Jesus, John Hendrix brings to life the Biblical accounts of Jesus’s miracles, crucifixion, and resurrection. From the feeding of the five thousand to walking on water, this is a story of faith told through Jesus’s miraculous deeds.
The story of the Miracle Man is one of the best known in human history, and it has been retold by countless writers and artists for more than two thousand years. In this handsome edition, Hendrix brings his signature style—interweaving hand-lettering with original illustrations—to create a sophisticated approach that readers of all Christian denominations will find both extraordinary and inspirational.
"When he speaks, his words burst into teeming flights of butterflies, lightning bolts, monumental wood and stone letters, or page-filling arrays of exclamatory display type... Brief of text but memorably illustrated."Kirkus —
"...These miracles give Hendrix the opportunity to showcase his inventive artwork, which forms letters from birds and butterflies and uses strong graphic elements to capture the wonder of Jesus’ life... a visually exciting and fresh take on the age-old story"Booklist —
"...Hendrix enhances pivotal moments through his customary use of bold, hand-lettered text, giving dramatic visual power to the godly force behind Jesus' words...an emotional and approachable account of the gospel that should have broad Christian appeal."Publisher's Weekly —
"...Hendrix eloquently conveys the life-changing power of faith in this distinctive snapshot of the life and teachings of Jesus, providing an appealing introduction to more complete collections of Bible stories."School Library Journal —
"Hendrix's retelling of the three years of Jesus' public ministry is clearly an authentic labor of love from the pen and brush of a true believer..."Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books —
About the author
John Hendrix wrote and illustrated the critically acclaimed nonfiction picture books John Brown, which earned three starred reviews, Shooting at the Stars, which earned four starred reviews, and the activity book Drawing Is Magic; he also illustrated the award-winning Nurse, Soldier, Spy by Marissa Moss and the transportation tale McToad Mows Tiny Island by Tom Angleberger. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri. www.johnhendrix.com.