A King James Christmas: Biblical Selections with Illustrations from Around the World

A King James Christmas: Biblical Selections with Illustrations from Around the World

by Catherine Schuon
     
 

A King James Christmas promises to become a new Christmas classic for the entire family. Excerpts from the King James Version of the Gospels are woven together in an easy-to-follow story of Jesus’
birth and infancy, including the Annunciation, the Visitation, the adoration of the Magi, the presentation of Jesus in the temple, and the flight into Egypt.

Overview

A King James Christmas promises to become a new Christmas classic for the entire family. Excerpts from the King James Version of the Gospels are woven together in an easy-to-follow story of Jesus’
birth and infancy, including the Annunciation, the Visitation, the adoration of the Magi, the presentation of Jesus in the temple, and the flight into Egypt. Illustrated throughout, it will dazzle the eye and enchant the heart with the true spirit of Christmas.

Editorial Reviews

ForeWord Reviews
In their new book, A King James Christmas, artist and translator Catherine Schuon and award-winning author and editor Michael Fitzgerald have collaborated as coeditors to present an exquisite, very traditional holiday volume suitable for the entire Christian family. Using relevant selections from the King James Bible, they have arranged their chosen verses into three separate sections, one each about the birth, the childhood, and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Every section is abundantly and superbly illustrated.
Fitzgerald and Schuon’s thoughtful individual contributions to A King James Christmas blend harmoniously to make this truly a book to be shared. Theirs is a distinctive and appealing telling of the traditional story of the first Christmas, and it deserves to become a family holiday tradition in its own right.”
Sacramento/San Francisco Book Review
This collection of biblical passages and beautiful pieces of art will likely become the foundation for a new Christmas tradition in many Christian homes.
Children’s Bookwatch
A treasury for parents to share with children ages 8 and up, A King James Christmas: Biblical Selections with Illustrations from Around the World pairs passages from the King James Bible about the birth, childhood, and teachings of Jesus Christ with striking color reproductions of paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, and stained glass windows around the world. Illustrations grace practically every page, while the biblical passages are in an easy-to-read enlarged font. The biblical passages themselves are unedited, although glossary synonyms for some unfamiliar words are conveniently offered. The result is a wonderful, read-aloud way for Christian parents to share the true meaning of the Christmas holiday with their children. Highly recommended.
Children's Bookwatch
A treasury for parents to share with children ages 8 and up, A King James Christmas: Biblical Selections with Illustrations from Around the World pairs passages from the King James Bible about the birth, childhood, and teachings of Jesus Christ with striking color reproductions of paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, and stained glass windows around the world. Illustrations grace practically every page, while the biblical passages are in an easy-to-read enlarged font. The biblical passages themselves are unedited, although glossary synonyms for some unfamiliar words are conveniently offered. The result is a wonderful, read-aloud way for Christian parents to share the true meaning of the Christmas holiday with their children. Highly recommended.
Foreword Reviews
In their new book, A King James Christmas, artist and translator Catherine Schuon and award-winning author and editor Michael Fitzgerald have collaborated as coeditors to present an exquisite, very traditional holiday volume suitable for the entire Christian family. Using relevant selections from the King James Bible, they have arranged their chosen verses into three separate sections, one each about the birth, the childhood, and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Every section is abundantly and superbly illustrated.
Fitzgerald and Schuon’s thoughtful individual contributions to A King James Christmas blend harmoniously to make this truly a book to be shared. Theirs is a distinctive and appealing telling of the traditional story of the first Christmas, and it deserves to become a family holiday tradition in its own right.”
Kirkus Reviews
Biblical selections from the King James version of the Christian Bible are taken from the Gospels of Luke and Matthew and arranged for reading aloud during the Christmas season. Additional verses are included that follow Jesus into adulthood, including the Flight into Egypt, Jesus teaching in the Temple and the Sermon on the Mount, which includes the Lord's Prayer. The text is set in a large font for ease in reading aloud, with some unfamiliar terms paraphrased parenthetically. The words of Jesus in the later sections are set in contrasting, dark red type. The Biblical verses are complemented by a wide selection of art reproductions, both classical and contemporary. These illustrations include several works by Fra Angelico and Giotto as well as reproductions from stained-glass windows and illuminated manuscripts. More modern illustrations from the 20th century include two Coptic paintings, two Chinese works and several contemporary paintings by Schuon, a Swiss-born artist who is one of the volume's editors. Her intriguing painting, "The Virgin of the Sleigh," reproduced as the cover illustration, shows Mary and the Christ Child being pulled through a snowy landscape by a white reindeer with candlelit antlers. The case-bound volume is intended as a family resource and would also be suitable for large public-library collections or church libraries. (author's note) (Religion. 9 & up)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937786038
Publisher:
Wisdom Tales
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1010L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Catherine SchuonCatherineSchuon was born in Bern, Switzerland, in 1924 and is a gifted artist andtranslator, fluent in English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian; nine ofher paintings are included in this collection. She has collected children’sbooks her entire life and is dedicated to helping children appreciate thebeauty of the world’s religions, which inspired her to co-edit A King JamesChristmas.
As thedaughter of a career Swiss diplomat she spent her youth in Europe, NorthAfrica, and South America, during which time she excelled at languages andpainting. In May 1949, she married author Frithjof Schuon and began translatinghis correspondence into English and Spanish. Catherine later edited a volume onart from her husband’s writings titled Art from the Sacred to the Profane:East and West. In 1980, the Schuon’s moved from Lake Geneva to southernIndiana, where Catherine still lives to this day.

Fitzgerald, Michael Oren
Michael Fitzgerald is the author and editor of over a dozen books that have received more than two dozen awards, including the prestigious ForeWord Book of the Year Award, the Ben Franklin Award, and the USA Best Books Award. Fitzgerald’s award-winning books include Christian Spirit, Foundations of Christian Art by Titus Burckhardt, and Sermon of All Creation: Christians on Nature. His books have been published in six different languages and at least ten of his books and two documentary films produced by him are used in university classes. Michael and his wife, award-winning editor Judith Fitzgerald, live outside Bloomington, Indiana and spend their time surrounded by their children and grandchildren, who are at the root of their desire to produce quality books for children and young adults.

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