Jesus Heals the Sick is a single book from the Beginner’s Bible series from Zondervan’s Zonderkidz. This book tells the story of the many healing miracles of Jesus, from the Centurion’s servant, to the 10 lepers. It also includes the story of crippled man who was lowered by his friends through the roof of a home Jesus spoke at, the story of the woman who was healed when she touched the hem of Jesus clothes, and the healing of Jairus’ daughter who was thought to be dead.
The main character is of course, Jesus. There are an array of secondary character, from the people who needed healing, to those who came to Jesus to heal friends and loved ones. Crystal Bowman did a wonderful job of writing these stories in a way that although they happened in different places and different times of Jesus’ ministry, they flow easily from one story to another in this book. The wording is simple enough for a young, early reader to be able to read through the book with little help. The artwork is bright and vibrant, and Cindy Davis did a wonderful job of bringing the stories to life. Children who can not read yet will love to follow the story through the illustrations.
There are many lessons that can be taught from this one simple book. Besides learning about Jesus’ miracles of healing the sick, the blind, the crippled, and those with leprosy, “Jesus Heals the Sick” also teaches about prayer and faith for your own healing needs, and for the healing of those who we love, and for our friends too. It teaches us how important it is to believe that Jesus can heal those who need healing. Parents reading this book to their children, could use it to lead into a time of prayer for those that their family know need the healing touch of Jesus.
Along with this book, Zondervans sent a very large coloring book, called Super-Duper Mighty Jumbo Coloring Book from the Beginner’s Bible Series. It is filled with large coloring pages that follow from the beginning of the Bible to the end of it. There are a variety of levels of pictures making them easy enough for young children to color some and older ones to color more difficult pictures. It would be a great coloring book for parents to use to teach their children about what the Bible says and the people it tells about. A big thank you goes to Zonderkidz for including this with the other book. I know my grandchildren are going to love coming to Grandma’s house and coloring with their Aunt, as she tells them about the stories from the Bible.
I would recommend these books for children 0 to 8, although older kids would like them as well. I would also recommend them to parents to read to their children and use for devotion times with their families. The books will be great additions to the family library or as gifts to children and grandchildren. As I said before non-readers will enjoy looking at the illustrations while being read to, and beginning readers will find them simple enough to read by themselves. These also would be great books to read to children in the hospital or who are going through periods of illness, as well.
Rated G: Nothing inappropriate for anyone.
Review copy provided by the publisher. Thank you!
Bonita LedziusBonita is a stay-at-home, and homeschooling mom living in Indiana, who has spent over 25 years working as a Theater Tech, stage manager, and director in the Los Angeles area. She loves writing play scripts, lyrics, poetry, modern day parables, and short devotions. Besides having some of her poetry published, Bonita has seen some of her scripts performed at churches. She is an avid reader and fiber crafter, who says she refers to herself as a “Jill of all trades”.Bonita holds a degree in Music/Vocal Performance, with a minor in Theater Arts, who says she is most happy using her talents for Christ. Her love of reading is most felt when she is transported mentally and emotionally into the story. Bonita is also teaming up with her daughter, Jklyn, to do team reviews on books, hoping to offer parents an insight into books available for their children from a parent/child aspect.