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"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest." ~ C.S. Lewis
 
Jesus for Children
 

A Trilogy of Short Stories

     

 is comprised of three stories:

A Miracle in Bethlehem,

A Passover Blessing, and

Happy Birthday Precious Lamb

 

A Miracle in Bethlehem

Based on Luke 2:14

“Peace on earth to those on whom His favor rests.”

 

At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of baby Jesus, who on that moonlit night, delighted in the baby animals that visited Him as He lay in the manger.  Tina, a very unpopular hyena, experiences the true meaning of Christmas when she comes face-to-face with the newborn Jesus.  Tina’s heart is transformed as the tender field animals watch the life-changing experience only a Savior can bring, under the glowing star of Bethlehem.

Review: “Jayne is a very creative person and a mom extraordinaire. The beauty of her soul comes through in this wonderfully original story, A Miracle in Bethlehem.”                                                                        ~ Antonio M. Perez, Retired Chairman/CEO of Eastman Kodak Company

 

A Passover Blessing

Based on 1 Samuel 1:27

"I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him."

As the 12-year-old Jesus walks through the streets of Jerusalem on Market Day during Passover, He comes across little Ruth, a poor-afflicted girl begging for food.  Jesus gives her some money and continues to the Temple, where He captivates the rabbis with the power of his speech.  Ruth quietly enters the Temple to listen and receives a very special blessing! 

Review: "Ms. D'Alessandro-Cox has once again inspired us with the beautiful story, A Passover Blessing, which reminds us all of the healing touch available to everyone who meets the King of Kings."

       ~Peter H. Sorensen, Executive Director of African Prison Ministries, Inc.

 

Happy Birthday Precious Lamb – A Memoir of Your Birth

Based on Micah 5:2

“But you Bethlehem, Ephrathah, though you are small amongst the clans of Judah, one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from old, from ancient times.”

As Jesus’ 33rd birthday approaches, his mother, Mary, anticipating His visit to Nazareth, labors over what special gift she should give her precious Son.  She lovingly prepares a memoir of Jesus’ birth, something she knows he will surely cherish.  

Review: “Every once in a while, I read a story that takes me beyond the works I am reading.  Happy Birthday Precious Lamb is one of those stories.  It is beautifully written by a mother, appreciating a mother’s perspective about one of the most blessed events in all of history.”

      ~ Pastor Jeff Villio, First Christian Church, Charlottesville, Virginia

 

5* Review by Readers’ Favorite Book Award Judge, Gail Kamer

Jesus for Children by Jayne D’Alessandro-Cox contains a trilogy of religious stories. The first two stories are told through rhyming verses. The last story is shared through prose from Jesus’ mother’s point of view. 

The artwork in Jesus for Children is simply beautiful! The illustrations draw the reader and listener into the stories. Because the stories are best shared between an adult or independent reader and a child, a special bond between them will be created. Great conversations about Jesus and His life will develop into lasting memories!

The author includes personal accounts of how she wrote each story. They add a personal touch and assist the reader in knowing that God involves Himself in our personal lives when we purposefully include Him in our daily lives. I recommend this book for any family collection and home school libraries. 

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