The Light of the World: The Life of Jesus for Children

The Light of the World: The Life of Jesus for Children Katherine Paterson François Roca
  • Title: The Light of the World: The Life of Jesus for Children
  • Author: Katherine Paterson François Roca
  • ISBN: 9780545011723
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Light of the World: The Life of Jesus for Children Katherine Paterson François Roca The Light of the World The Life of Jesus for Children Two time Newbery Award winning author Katherine Paterson tells the story of Jesus s life with extraordinary clarity and grace accompanied by paintings as human and reverent as the text When the peopl
    Two time Newbery Award winning author Katherine Paterson tells the story of Jesus s life with extraordinary clarity and grace, accompanied by paintings as human and reverent as the text When the people looked at all the sadness and evil in the world, they had trouble believing that God was in charge God s kingdom, said Jesus, is as tiny as the smallest of seeds, but wTwo time Newbery Award winning author Katherine Paterson tells the story of Jesus s life with extraordinary clarity and grace, accompanied by paintings as human and reverent as the text When the people looked at all the sadness and evil in the world, they had trouble believing that God was in charge God s kingdom, said Jesus, is as tiny as the smallest of seeds, but when it is planted it grows into such a huge tree that the birds make their nests in its branches Newbery Medalist minister s wife Katherine Paterson retells the life of Jesus in simple, beautiful language for all ages, making the story new again through her trademark generosity and compassion Iconic images from Jesus s life light the text with the same warmth and directness A perfect gift book
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    About Katherine Paterson François Roca


    1. From author s website People are always asking me questions I don t have answers for One is, When did you first know that you wanted to become a writer The fact is that I never wanted to be a writer, at least not when I was a child, or even a young woman Today I want very much to be a writer But when I was ten, I wanted to be either a movie star or a missionary When I was twenty, I wanted to get married and have lots of children.Another question I can t answer is, When did you begin writing I can t remember I know I began reading when I was four or five, because I couldn t stand not being able to I must have tried writing soon afterward Fortunately, very few samples of my early writing survived the eighteen moves I made before I was eighteen years old I say fortunately, because the samples that did manage to survive are terrible, with the single exception of a rather nice letter I wrote to my father when I was seven We were living in Shanghai, and my father was working in our old home territory, which at the time was across various battle lines I missed him very much, and in telling him so, I managed a piece of writing I am not ashamed of to this day.A lot has happened to me since I wrote that letter The following year, we had to refugee a second time because war between Japan and the United States seemed inevitable During World War II, we lived in Virginia and North Carolina, and when our family s return to China was indefinitely postponed, we moved to various towns in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, before my parents settled in Winchester, Virginia.By that time, I was ready to begin college I spent four years at King College in Bristol, Tennessee, doing what I loved best reading English and American literature and avoiding math whenever possible.My dream of becoming a movie star never came true, but I did a lot of acting all through school, and the first writing for which I got any applause consisted of plays I wrote for my sixth grade friends to act out.On the way to becoming a missionary, I spent a year teaching in a rural school in northern Virginia, where almost all my children were like Jesse Aarons I ll never forget that wonderful class A teacher I once met at a meeting in Virginia told me that when she read Bridge to Terabithia to her class, one of the girls told her that her mother had been in that Lovettsville sixth grade I am very happy that those children, now grown up with children of their own, know about the book I hope they can tell by reading it how much they meant to me.After Lovettsville, I spent two years in graduate school in Richmond, Virginia, studying Bible and Christian education then I went to Japan My childhood dream was, of course, to be a missionary to China and eat Chinese food three times a day But China was closed to Americans in 1957, and a Japanese friend urged me to go to Japan instead I remembered the Japanese as the enemy They were the ones who dropped the bombs and then occupied the towns where I had lived as a child I was afraid of the Japanese, and so I hated them But my friend persuaded me to put aside those childish feelings and give myself a chance to view the Japanese in a new way.If you ve read my early books, you must know that I came to love Japan and feel very much at home there I went to language school, and lived and worked in that country for four years I had every intention of spending the rest of my life among the Japanese But when I returned to the States for a year of study in New York, I met a young Presbyterian pastor who changed the direction of my life once again We were married in 1962.I suppose my life as a writer really began in 1964 The Presbyterian church asked me to write some curriculum materials for fifth and sixth graders Since the church had given me a scholarship to study and I had married instead of going back to work in Japan, I felt I owed them something for their m


    359 Comments


    1. Beautiful and clear depiction of the story of Jesus, the light of the world The illustrations exactly match the tone of the book I also appreciated the author s quote on the jacket flap The challenge for those of us who care about our faith and about a hurting world is to tell stories which will carry the words of grace and hope in their bones and sinews and not wear them like fancy dress.

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    2. A nice telling of Jesus birth and life with many quotes from the Bible The beautiful illustrations help bring these events to life for children.

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    3. Beautiful illustrations The author told the story of Jesus beautifully for children.

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    4. This book is just what it says it is The illustrations are quite interesting different than what we usually see in picture books, refreshingly nonwhite, and, something I appreciated a lot, never show the adult Jesus up close from the front Many people think we should never see images of Christ, and this book follows that line of thinking I thought Paterson s text could use a little specificity, though It is clear that Jesus came to spread the love of God to earth, but it s not as clear what the [...]

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    5. I m always on the lookout for Bible picture books to read to the kids in the Nursery and my son It was interesting to find out that Katherine Paterson was a missionary for four years, as well as being married to a minister and the child of missionaries before she became a writer, especially as her book Bridge to Terabithia has caused so much controversy for its subject matter Anyways, the book is basically a well done summary of the life of Jesus from conception to his death The book is greatly [...]

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    6. This is a beautiful rendering of the life of Jesus on earth told by an author whose reputation speaks for itself The Light of the World ranges from the prophecies of Isaiah to the birth, childhood, and ministry of Jesus, and then tenderly going through his death and resurrection This might be a very good coffee table book for any Christian home, or it could be used alongside a parent s guidance to introduce young ones to the gospel message.

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    7. I fell in love with Katherin Paterson s writing when I first read Jacob Have I Loved and The Same Stuff as Stars, so when I saw this picture book retelling the life of Jeus, I had to read it The simple text is beautiful and graceful as it tells an old, old story with freshness The full page pictures that complement the text are luminous I wish I had had this book when my daughter was young.

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    8. Good theology, ex, Jesus taught about God s kingdom of love in actions as well as words Beautiful, non Eurocentric illustrations Good, age appropriate synthesis of the gospel accounts for elementary age children With so many terrible children s books on Jesus and Christianity, this was refreshing

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    9. The illustrations in this book are like Realist paintings and brightly colored to appeal to children The story is told in manageable nuggets for a young kid s attention span Overall, wonderful way to present the life of Jesus to a preschool young school age child.

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    10. I bought this book to donate to my church library The illustrations are simple and, yet, so lovely The text by the wonderful Katherine Paterson are faithful to the Bible words, but accessible to children I look forward to owning my own copy in the future.

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    11. A failure in both text and illustrations When they aren t just boring, the pictures are goofy The text takes enormous liberties, resulting in the completely wrong This bread is like my body like like Failure Just toss it.

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    12. Sparse text and absolutely beautiful illustrations tell the story of Jesus s life worthy addition to home, church, or school library.

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    13. Focusing on the theme of Jesus as the light of the world, Paterson narrates his life Wonderful portrayal of Jesus.

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    14. The author takes too many liberties with the life of Christ for this to be useful for my Catholic family Very disappointing.

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    15. Nice art work and compact, focused story for children.

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    16. Straightforward story non white paintings what a relief

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    17. Beautiful pictures, beautiful text.

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    18. Beautifully written and illustrated.but tragically, falls short of the gospel.

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