Stunning retelling of the story of Jesus healing the official's son from John 4.
Second in the Tales that Tell the Truth series comes The One O'clock Miracle. Winner of Children's book of the year at the 2016 Speaking Volumes Christian book awards.
Based on the healing of the official's son in John chapter 4, this wonderful storybook will teach children about the instant power of the words of Jesus, and that they should trust Jesus because he is God's Son.
Stunningly illustrated by Catalina Echeverri, author and illustrator of several bestselling children's books, including Monty's Christmas, as well as the first two storybooks from The Good Book for Children, Alby's Amazing Book and The Christmas Promise.
Written by Alison Mitchell, author of The Christmas Promise and several of our children's tracts.
This book is perfect for children aged 3-6 years old and makes a beautiful gift.
|Age range:||3 - 6|
|Author||Alison Mitchell, Catalina Echeverri|
|Dimensions||8.7" x 10.2" x 0.4"|
|Publisher||The Good Book Company|
Wonderfully narrated and beautifully illustrated, The One O'clock Miracle is a compelling retelling of a famous Bible story of faith, grace and big, powerful words.
What a great book for kids (and for the adults who read it to kids)! Alison has captured the journey of the anxious father, desperate to find Jesus for his dying son. The story turns on the words of Jesus, "GO your son will live!” Alison’s use of repetition in her story and Catalina’s beautiful illustrations work together to capture the heart of this story from John 4.
A man with a burden makes a journey to Jesus and finds that Jesus' word is enough: that's the story. In this version, the excitement and urgency of the narrative is enhanced by visual graphic emphasis. Add to that enchanting illustrations, littered with unexpected, even quirky, detail and you have a book to delight the adult reader and child listener.
One of the perks of writing a blog, is that occasionally you land a little opportunity to review an absolute gem of a book.
This was one of those times.
Of all the books we've ever reviewed, I think this is one of my favorites.... continue reading
I bought this as a gift for my 21 month old goddaughter who loves it! The style of writing is spot on for little ones and really engages them with the story. The illustrations are extremely high quality and there's something new to point out each time. How wonderful to be able to provide a book for her that tells the truth of Jesus, not just moral stories of Piglet and Winnie the Pooh (however wonderful they may also be).
This is first class, one of the best children’s Bible stories I have ever read. The pictures are bright, vivid and engaging. The story builds to a beautiful climax and drives home the same point that I think John the Apostle was trying to make. (John was one of Jesus' friends and the man who first wrote down this story in the gospel of John.) The text is well written, with just the right amount of repetition to please a younger child, but not so much it gets annoying for the parent. The text is short enough on each page that the story moves along at a good pace. It has a bright joyful tone that gets across the central shock of the miracle..
My one gripe is that the map shows Cana as being south of Lake Galilee near the Jordan river. There are two possible sites for Cana; both are west of Galilee and nowhere near the Jordan river. Everything else is great: it correctly shows the terrain along the route as being hilly and it gets the length of journey about right.
I have two passionately engaged and very short literary critics in my family; the eldest is three and a half years old. They don't like everything, but they like this a lot. I don't like all children's Bible stories, but I like this a lot. I expect to read it many times over the next few years – and I expect to enjoy the experience.
[Full disclosure: I was given this copy by a rep from the company, slightly by accident but under no expectation of writing a review. It's so good I felt I should write a review, because I'm ordering another copy to give away and I think your children/grandchildren/godchildren will love it.]