Introduce your children to the greatest friend they'll ever know.
All Christian parents want their children to know and love the Lord. "My Friend Jesus" not only tells little ones the gospel story about Jesus, but also gently introduces them to a personal relationship"with" Jesus. Written in fresh, clear, easy-to-understand language for children of all ages and denominations, this beautifully illustrated book ends with a tender prayer that guides children into that life-changing friendship with Jesus. Share the good news with your children, and let them discover the greatest friend of all.
Originally published as "The Gospel for Kids," this book sold more than 100,000 copies. This new book will feature beautiful new art and lightly edited text.
"One of the best books of Jesus for young people I have encountered." --Madeleine L'Engle, Newbery Award-winning author of the children's classic "A Wrinkle in Time"
"A magnificent piece of writing, making the Gospel so plain and at the same time losing none of its beauty." --Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, author of the international bestseller "The Power of Positive Thinking" and founder of "Guideposts"magazine
"I have long admired Kathryn Slattery's gift of talking to kids about God--not talking down to them, but with them. In her new book, "My Friend Jesus," she gives invaluable guidance to parents on how to bring their child into a relationship with the Lord, one that cannot start soon enough in our oft-troubled times. If you are concerned about a child's spiritual welfare, you must buy this book." --Edward Grinnan, editor in chief of "Guideposts" magazine and author of"The Promise of Hope"
"Kathryn Slattery has told the story of Jesus so simply, briefly, cutting right to the essentials, managing to mix the profoundest truth with humor, talking to children without talking down to them. "My Friend Jesus" goes on our grandparent bookshelf with great anticipation." --Elizabeth and John Sherrill, coauthors of bestselling inspirational classics "The Hiding Place" and "The Cross and the Switchblade"
""My Friend Jesus" ends in a prayer, but reading this beautifully illustrated book aloud to a child would be an experience of prayer itself." --Rick Hamlin, executive editor of "Guideposts" magazine and author of "10 Prayers You Can't Live Without"
Common Core Standards:
R.CCR.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text; R.CCR.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas; R.CCR.3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text; R.CCR.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words; R.CCR.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take; SL.CCR.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively; SL.CCR.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally