Book Review: Miracles of Jesus by David Miles
Author: David Miles
Reading Level: Leisure
ZonderKidz’s Adventure Bible reading series is a welcomed sight in my house. My children recognize the books and thoroughly enjoy looking through the Biblical stories. Miracles of Jesus is quite unlike the previous volumes reviewed because it does not have a stable storyline but consists of multiple short renditions of Christ’s miracles.
Miracles of Jesus covers Jairus’ daughter, the long-suffering woman, and the feeding of the five thousand. These miracles do not share a common theme or story development. They are simply a representation of our Lord’s miracles. While this is substantially different from previous works by David Miles, my kids loved the different scenes and stories. Though they admittedly cannot read the words of the book (being 3 yrs and 2 yrs), both have thoroughly enjoyed sitting down and retelling the stories to each other.
Some in the Reformed Tradition will be turned off by depictions of Jesus. But there is nothing cut out from the Biblical text. Jarius’ daughter is raised, the sick woman is truly timid, and the disciples doubt Christ’s ability to feed everyone. For a small little book for children this presents itself as a solid depiction of Christ’s miracles.
In conclusion, Miracles of Jesus is a good little book for kids. While the story itself is inferior to other portions of the Adventure Bible I Can Read! Series, it remains part of a valuable and appreciated addition to our library.
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