Miracle man : the story of Jesus

by Hendrix, John, 1976-

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Children's Non Fiction j 232.9 HEN
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Discover the miracles of Jesus in this stunning picture book from award-winning author and illustrator John Hendrix

In this moving interpretation of the life and ministry of Jesus, John Hendrix brings to life the Biblical accounts of Jesus's miracles, crucifixion, and resurrection. From the feeding of the five thousand to walking on water, this is a story of faith told through Jesus's miraculous deeds.

The story of the Miracle Man is one of the best known in human history, and it has been retold by countless writers and artists for more than two thousand years. In this handsome edition, Hendrix brings his signature style--interweaving hand-lettering with original illustrations--to create a sophisticated approach that readers of all Christian denominations will find both extraordinary and inspirational.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Hendrix writes in his author's note that while referencing gospel stories, his interpretation of Jesus' life comes from the heart of a disciple, and he presents a man who cures lepers, multiplies fishes and loaves, and walks on water. These miracles give Hendrix the opportunity to showcase his inventive artwork, which forms letters from birds and butterflies and uses strong graphic elements to capture the wonder of Jesus' life. Like characters in Hendrix's other books, there is a cartoon style to Jesus' depiction, which occasionally diminishes the power of the man even as the book itself makes an impact. Hendrix notes that for a straighter narrative he eliminated the Marys from the story; unfortunately, that leaves the book virtually woman-free. And though neither the words Jew nor Roman appear, the depiction of the taunters as responsible for the crucifixion Pontius Pilate never appears is problematic. These details detract from what is otherwise a visually exciting and fresh take on the age-old story.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Using dynamic visuals with the force of a graphic novel, Hendrix (McToad Mows Tiny Island) explores the adult life of Jesus, focusing on his relationship with his disciples, several miracles, his betrayal, death, and resurrection. Drawn as a lanky, bearded figure of simple grace, the "Miracle man" travels among villages, curing the infirm, feeding the hungry, protecting those in peril, and gathering a loyal following. Yet "not everyone liked the miracles, or the Miracle Man," writes the author. Hendrix enhances pivotal moments through his customary use of bold, hand-lettered text, giving dramatic visual power to the godly force behind Jesus' words. "Be still!" he shouts, calming a raging storm with words that are themselves a torrent of thunderclouds and lightning bolts. Hendrix moves from a desolate scene of Jesus carrying a heavy cross to a mournful image in the immediate aftermath of his crucifixion; the resurrection unfolds with a whisper-light touch. It's an emotional and approachable account of the gospel that should have broad Christian appeal. Hendrix explains his approach to the project in an illuminating endnote. Ages 8-12. Agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Jesus Christ -- Miracles -- Juvenile literature.
Jesus Christ -- Miracles.
Jesus Christ.
Publisher New York :Abrams Books for Young Readers,2016
Audience Ages 5+
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781419718991
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