No story is more belovedor more often toldthan the story of the first Christmas, when Jesus was born. In text that echoes the language of the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, Jesus Is Born tells the entire story of the nativity, from the angel Gabriel’s awe-inspiring message to the Virgin Mary to the miraculous birth of Christ in a lowly manger in Bethlehem; from the luminous star that led shepherds and three wise men to the newborn king to King Herod’s terrible threat and God’s promise to keep Jesus, Mary, and Joseph safe. A timeless and complete retelling of the tale, Jesus Is Born is the perfect introduction to the story at the heart of Christmas.
The good news of Jesus’s birth is brought to life in this instant classic. With illustrations full of detail and emotion from one of the world’s most celebrated artists, Jesus Is Born will be treasured by parents and children alike.
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|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Sophie Piper has an excellent reputation as an author and compiler of children's gift and prayer books, which include My Baptism Book, A Book of Prayers to Keep for Ever, and On the Day You Were Born. She is especially interested in writing and compiling books that communicate the themes of love, hope, and faith to young children. She lives in the Thames Valley, England.
Anne Yvonne Gilbert is one of the most prolific and acclaimed illustrators practicing today. Born and raised in Northumberland, England, Anne Yvonne Gilbert studied at Newcastle College of Art and Liverpool College of Art. After lecturing full-time for five years she became a freelance illustrator in 1978 and has worked with many of the major publishing houses and design groups worldwide. She lives in Toronto, Canada.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is just beautiful from beginning to end. It is a classic retelling of the birth of Jesus Christ and the illustrations are stunning. It would be a perfect book to set out on your coffee table for the entire Christmas season, showcasing it right beside your nativity scene. It is an adaption from the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. No story is more recounted at Christmas time than this one. It is the complete story of the birth of Jesus from start to finish including the visitation by the Angel Gabriel to inform Mary that she is chosen by God Himself to be the mother of His only child and all the God-ordained magic that surrounds this miraculous event. It tells of the wondrous luminous star that shines brightly in the heavenliness to proclaim His holy birth. The magnificent star phenomenon is followed by three mysterious Kings journeying from the far east to seek out their saviour. They track the star for a long time and finally it leads them to the tiny baby Jesus who is lying in a lowly manger. The Kings offer Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh and worship the Christ -child. Hosts of angels sing on high and shepherds come to see the baby who is wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. They know that they are invited by God to meet baby Jesus face-to-face and that they are privileged to be part of this supernatural happening. The story is documented so beautifully. It is a timeless tale and speaks to the very heart of why Christians celebrate their beloved Christmas. The illustrations are truly lovely and a gift to the reader. The colour pallet with its muted colours make the book a treasured classic and that is why it should be included in Christmas collections and definitely find a permanent home in libraries and in homes everywhere