If you’ve been following this blog lately, you’ve discovered one of my favorite things: Books!
Today I want to tell you about a book called, “Oh, This Jesus: What Can He Teach Us?” by John Rydell III and illustrated by Justo Borrero.
This engaging, rhyming story tells its listeners and readers about of Jesus’ life. It walks us through four gospels and along the way shows its audience (young & old) that Jesus’ life & message is still relevant today, 2000 years after he walked the earth.
So many of the wonderful Bible stories that our children need to hear and learn about are in this book. And the author & illustrator work together so wonderfully to bring out the essence of the story without making it hard to understand. Stories like these and many more are included:
- John the Baptist’s purpose
- Jesus’ Baptism
- Nicodemus’ lesson of how to live his life
- The saving of the Samaritan woman
- Healing of the sick
- Prodigal Son
- The miracle of the 5 loaves of bread
And along the way, it becomes clear that there are many lessons to learn from Jesus, such as:
- Love your neighbors
- The power of repentance
- How to pray
This rhyming story of Jesus Christ is one to be treasured for many years to come. I love how it can function as both the right information at the right level for younger listeners and readers, but also as a bridge to more learning for older readers who are ready to understand more of what the Bible talks about.