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Life Of Jesus For Children (The Light Of The World) [Hardcover]

By Katherine Paterson & Francois Roca (Illustrator)
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Pages   45
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 10.25" Height: 10.25"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2008
Publisher   Harper Collins Publishers
Age  6-8
ISBN  0545011728  
EAN  9780545011723  

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Item Description...
Retells the story of Jesus, from his birth, through his years of ministry, to his death and resurrection.

Publishers Description
"When the people looked at all the sadness and evil in the world, they had trouble believing that God was in charge. 'God's kingdom,' said Jesus, 'is as tiny as the smallest of seeds, but when it is planted it grows into such a huge tree that the birds make their nests in its branches.'"

Newbery Medalist & minister's wife Katherine Paterson retells the life of Jesus in simple, beautiful language for all ages, making the story new again through her trademark generosity and compassion. Iconic images from Jesus's life light the text with the same warmth and directness. A perfect gift book!

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More About Katherine Paterson & Francois Roca

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books, including 16 novels for children and young people. She has twice won the Newbery Medal, forBridge to Terabithiain 1978 andJacob Have I Lovedin 1981.The Master Puppeteerwon the National Book Award in 1977 andThe Great Gilly Hopkinswon the National Book Award in 1979 and was also a Newbery Honor Book. For the body of her work she received the Hans Christian Anderson Award in 1998, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2006, and in 2000 was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress.
She is a vice-president of theNational Children s Book and Literacy Allianceand is a member of the board of trustees forVermont College of Fine Arts. She is also a honorary lifetime member of theInternational Board of Books for Young Peopleand an Alida Cutts lifetime member of the US section, USBBY. She is the 2010-2011National Ambassador for Young People s Literature."

Katherine Paterson currently resides in Barre, in the state of Vermont.

Katherine Paterson has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Aladdin Classics
  2. Picture Puffin Books

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Misquotes Jesus' words from the bible  Mar 24, 2009
Except for the HUGE FACT that this author misquotes the bible and Jesus's words from scripture, the story itself is good for children. I have already whited out the WRONG words that the author used to describe what Jesus said at the Mystical Supper...This Is my body and This IS my blood. Shame on this author for changing the words and watering down the truth!
no wonder it is in Scholastic book orders  Mar 19, 2009
Scholastic never fails to amaze me how most books focus around witch craft.... I was saddedned to read reviews here. The only Christian book near Easter that is offered should appeal to Unitarians. I will just continue to buy my own books here or at Christian bookstores.
Not for Christians!  Jan 26, 2009
I wish I had read all the review here before ordering this book - the text not only minimizes/mischaracterizes the meaning of the Eucharist (as mentioned by the Catholic reviewers) but also the divinity of Jesus - a major issue for all Christians!! I will not be keeping or gifting this book.

This would probably be an acceptable book for Unitarian/Universalists or others along those theological lines, but not Christians.

The artwork IS lovely - too bad the text does not do it justice.
A simple review of Jesus' life story is presented for young picturebook readers  Sep 7, 2008
Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson pairs with illustrator Francois Roca to provide an artistic display of the life of Jesus in The Light of the World. A simple review of Jesus' life story is presented for young picturebook readers and makes for a perfect introduction for families looking at easy picturebooks to get kids started on the Bible.
NOT for CATHOLICS  Jul 8, 2008
François Roca is a renowned illustrator of over 30 children's books; his artistry is extraordinary. He lives in Paris, and subsequently most of the books he illustrates are written in French. When his beautiful illustrations on the life of Jesus were to be given English text, the publisher selected Katherine Paterson.

Unfortunate selection.

Ms. Paterson took it upon herself to change Jesus' words at the last supper to suit her own agenda.

Instead of children reading, "this is my body," they now get "this is LIKE my body." (Emphasis mine). Instead of reading, "this is my blood," they now get, "this is LIKE my blood."

What's next, "I am LIKE the light of the world"? "I am LIKE the savior"?

I bought this book to read to my daughters, based on the strength of a national reviewer's syndicated column, which, unfortunately, omitted Ms. Paterson's embroideries upon the text. I write this review to inform Christians of the writer's non-textual based insertions.

The Bible (King James version quoted below) is unambiguous regarding the words of Jesus at the last supper:

Mark 14:22 reads:

And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.

Luke 22:19 reads:

And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

Matthew 26:26 reads:

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

John 6:52-55 reads:

The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said unto them, verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

John 6:58 reads:

This is that bread which came down from heaven; not as your fathers did eat manna and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

1 Cor. 11:27-29 reads:

"Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord." But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

Suffice it to say Ms. Paterson's additions to Jesus' words will be offensive to Catholics such as myself, and ruin an otherwise gorgeous publication. But I would suspect that non-Catholic Christians who consider scripture sacred, particularly the words of Jesus being read to children, will likewise appreciate being informed when a writer decides to augment Jesus' words.

If you buy this book for the beautiful illustrations, it would be truer to sacred scripture to white out Ms. Paterson's additions to Jesus' words.

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