If Jesus Came to My House

If Jesus Came to My House

by Joan G. Thomas


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626542020
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
Publication date: 07/17/2015
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 108,866
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Joan G. Thomas was an author and illustrator of several books, including The Christmas Angel and A Stands For Angel: A Book of the Alphabet in Picture and Rhyme.

Lori McElrath-Eslick is the award-winning illustrator of such books as DA Wei's Treasure: A Chinese Tale by Margaret and Raymond Chang; Does God Know How to Tie Shoes? by Nancy White Carlstrom; and Read For Me, Mama by Vashanti Rahaman. Lori lives with her family in a small town in Michigan.

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If Jesus Came to My House 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ScottPax More than 1 year ago
It's a classic. This was one of my favorite books as a child, and my mother gave copies to each of my children when they were born. It's now a favorite baby gift of mine. I loved the simple pen and ink drawings of the original, but this version has a new look for a new century! The story is simple.... as a child, if Jesus came to your home, what would you do? Of course you would share your best toys, offer Him your favorite chair, etc. etc. And the rest of the book... ? As an adult, we know...."what you do for the least of these, you do for Me".... and so the book points out to the child that he/she can do things for other children AS IF they were in fact Jesus ...for He lives in us all. A great life lesson in a short children's book.
mom-in-houston More than 1 year ago
I bought this book at my child's (3 yr old)church book fair and we love reading it together. The story tells about Jesus as if He were a small boy coming to visit and how he would treat Him: share toys, give Him flowers, talk with Him, share his fears with Him. Then it goes on to say that even though Jesus cannot come to visit him like a boy, he can treat others like he would treat Jesus: talk with Jesus in prayer, and do all the nice things that he would do for Jesus for those in need. A very sweet way to teach an important lesson about the "Golden Rule" (treat others as you would like to be treated). Beautifully illustrated, too. A nice read-aloud for ages 3 and up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book that I had bought for my son a few years ago. He loves reading this with me. I also use it when teaching religion . The kids really enjoy this one and I think the child inside all of us wonder what it would have been like to hang out with Jesus if he were a guest or a play date at our house.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter, who is now 49 years old, and I both memorized this book. We really enjoyed it each time I read it to her or when we later recited it together. Now I often give it for a baby gift and read it again before I give it away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was a little girl my grandmother got me this book and read it to me. I've kept my copy all these years. Now as a grandmother myself, I'm so pleased to find that it is still in print and I can get my grandson his own copy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book epitomizes what Jesus expects from his 'children' (including adults). It puts the heart where it needs to be. Such a common sense approach to a complex subject in terms children and adults alike can appreciate and understand.