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Meet Jesus: The Life and Lessons of a Beloved Teacher

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Meet Jesus is a picture book that introduces young children (ages 4-8) to Jesus and his lessons of love, kindness, forgiveness and peace. Meet Jesus emphasizes the humanity rather than the divinity of Jesus, giving the story broad appeal for liberal or progressive Christians and non-Christians alike. The text includes Bible references with corresponding Bible passages in the back of the book.

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Overview

Meet Jesus is a picture book that introduces young children (ages 4-8) to Jesus and his lessons of love, kindness, forgiveness and peace. Meet Jesus emphasizes the humanity rather than the divinity of Jesus, giving the story broad appeal for liberal or progressive Christians and non-Christians alike. The text includes Bible references with corresponding Bible passages in the back of the book.

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Taking a liberal approach intended to reach a potentially broad audience that includes non-Christians, Gunney presents a sweeping look at Jesus' life. The author focuses-employing summarized parables and other lessons-on Jesus' role as an accessible and very human teacher rather than on his divinity as the son of God. Jesus' birth, death and resurrection are mentioned briefly in the accepted Christian contexts, including Christmas Day and Easter. But rather than a Biblical timeline, young readers will likely come away with a more general sense of how Jesus might have lived as a man sharing new ideas about kindness, love and respect. The simple presentation can serve as a discussion starter and impetus to further explore either the Bible or other texts. Conteh-Morgan's cartoonish ink-and-watercolor illustrations keep the overall tone of this volume cheery and light. Bible passage references are included. Ages 4-8. (June)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558965249
  • Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

When Lynn Tuttle Gunney could not find a book about the historical Jesus for her two young children, she decided to write one. A writer all her life, Gunney has had a career in business communications for nearly 20 years. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators. Gunney lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay area and teaches religious education to young children at Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek, California.

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