Friday, January 31, 2020

Jesus Heals by Danielle Hitchen

Jesus Heals by Danielle Hitchen is a board book about the healing ministry of Jesus for children. In the book, Hitchen retells the stories of healing found in the Gospels. There is a story for all the major parts of the body, head, ears, mouth, eyes, back, skin, legs, and body. She ends the book with the scripture found in 1 Peter 2:24. 

This is a very unique book. I don’t think I have ever seen a book about healing for children. And this one was very thorough. There are stories from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, including the raising of Lazarus from the dead. 

Mary fell at Jesus's feet and said, "Lord if you had been here, my brother would not have died." Jesus went to the tomb and said, "Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?...Lazarus, come out!" The dead man came out."
-John 11:32, 40, 43-44

The illustrations that go with each story are soft and beautiful.  Each illustration also demonstrates the healing of the individuals found in the stories.

I really liked this book.  I love hearing the stories about Jesus healing people.  It demonstrates the goodness of God and who he is.  He is Jehovah Rapha, the Lord who heals us.

I recommend this book for parents of children of any age. Hearing about Jesus is what produces faith, and it is wonderful to teach them these truths when they are small, so they will know who he is and what he has done and is still doing.

Many blessings as you grow in the knowledge of him.