Introduce your child to the amazing life of Jesus of Nazareth! My First Story of Jesus helps young children understand that Jesus is a real person who loves people, performed miracles, and taught about God, His Father in heaven.
Artist Roger Langton has created colorful, lively illustrations that draw children into this timeless story. Peek into Jesus’ childhood and follow along as He grows up. Listen in as He teaches parables and performs awesome miracles. Let the story of Jesus, God’s Son, inspire your child as it inspires you.
About the Author
Read an Excerpt
My First Story of Jesus
By Tim Dowely, Roger Langton
Moody PublishersCopyright © 2007 Lion Hudson plc/Tim Dowley and Peter Wyart
All rights reserved.
Jesus was born in a stable in Bethlehem.
Later, he went to live with his parents, Joseph and Mary, in Nazareth.
When Jesus was twelve, his parents took him to Jerusalem.
But they lost him in the crowds.
At last they found Jesus again. He was talking to the Jewish teachers in the Temple. They were amazed at the wise things he said.
As he grew up, Jesus knew that God had a special job for him. Crowds of people went to hear a man called John preach in the desert.
He dipped them in the river Jordan to show that they were making a clean start.
One day Jesus came and said to John, "Baptize me, too." So John dipped Jesus in the river Jordan.
When Jesus came out of the water, a dove appeared. God said, "You are my son. I am pleased with you."
Jesus called twelve men to be his special friends. Some were fishermen on Lake Galilee.
They visited little villages and big cities.
Jesus told people special stories about how God wants our world to be.
People were amazed when they listened to him.
Many followed him.
Jesus told a story about a shepherd who had 100 sheep.
One day he lost one. He went searching for it all night.
At last the shepherd found the lost sheep. He was so happy!
Jesus said that God is happy when anyone turns to him.
Jesus told the story of a man who was on a long journey. Robbers beat him and stole everything he had.
He cried out for help.
A priest passed by ... A temple servant passed by.
Then a stranger from another country stopped and helped him.
Jesus said that the stranger who helped was a good neighbor.
One day Jesus was teaching lots of people in a house. Some men came carrying a sick friend.
But they couldn't get into the house. It was too full.
The friends made a hole in the roof and lowered the sick man.
Excerpted from My First Story of Jesus by Tim Dowely, Roger Langton. Copyright © 2007 Lion Hudson plc/Tim Dowley and Peter Wyart. Excerpted by permission of Moody Publishers.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.