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Seeing Jesus in His Own Words
     

Seeing Jesus in His Own Words

by Marianna Mayer, Marianna Meyer
 
Marianna Mayer is well-known for her many lovely books on subjects ranging from the religious to retellings of classic fairy tales. In Seeing Jesus in His Own Words Ms. Mayer has selected a variety of short and meaningful quotes from the Gospels of the New Testament, highlighting such universal values as compassion, forgiveness, generosity, and humility. These

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Marianna Mayer is well-known for her many lovely books on subjects ranging from the religious to retellings of classic fairy tales. In Seeing Jesus in His Own Words Ms. Mayer has selected a variety of short and meaningful quotes from the Gospels of the New Testament, highlighting such universal values as compassion, forgiveness, generosity, and humility. These words of Jesus are placed side by side with stunning works of art from the Medieval and Renaissance periods up through the present day. This beautifully illustrated book features the same richly-colored, elegant design as her recently published titles, The Twelve Apostles and The Real Santa Claus, making it an ideal gift for many occasions, and for readers of all ages.

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Publishers Weekly
In another of her elegant-looking picture books, Mayer (The Twelve Apostles) illuminates Jesus' character, personality and teachings. The text consists chiefly of an amalgam of quotes attributed to Jesus in the Gospels; a variety of Bible versions are the sources. The language is contemporary and accessible, if not always poetic ("Don't pass judgment, and you won't be judged"; "Notice how the wild lilies grow: They don't slave and they don't spin"). Focusing on Jesus as a spiritual teacher rather than savior, Mayer informally groups quotes according to such unstated themes as Jesus the champion of children and Jesus the shepherd. Paintings, mostly European and post-Renaissance, appear throughout the volume. Though the accumulation of similar quotes can be slightly overwhelming, young readers will certainly take away a clear impression of Jesus' emphasis on selfless love, compassion and forgiveness. All ages. (Oct.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 1 Up-Using a number of biblical translations, including the King James, the Jerusalem, the New Revised Standard, and the Revised English versions, Mayer has assembled and interpreted in graceful language some of Jesus's most memorable sayings and keys to his basic theology. All are beautifully mounted on double-page spreads; illustrated with a variety of carefully chosen, richly colored art reproductions; and set in handsome, well-spaced typeface. Gold endpapers and gold-framed pages add further elegance to the format. The paintings span six centuries, from Leonardo da Vinci's Head of the Saviour to Julia Condon's Flame Emerging from Water (1997). Brief explanatory introductions to the quotations provide continuity, and sources are documented. An enhancement to most religion collections.-Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803727427
Publisher:
Dial
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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