Friday, April 10, 2009

My Jesus Book

There are some nice religious children's books about Jesus, but I haven't seen one that I absolutely love. So, I decided to make my own. I bought the mini pictures at Deseret Book, took them home and wrote a simple book about His life and what His life means to us. When it was done I had it laminated and spiral bound so it would last a long time. It's really simple, but that's what I wanted.
Here are some of the pages and what they say (sorry the pictures aren't very good):

"Jesus once was a little child like me."
"Mary is his mother.
God is his father."
"Jesus loves little children."
"He loves me."
"Jesus suffered and died for us because he loves us."
"Jesus lives! He was resurrected that we might live again too."
"Jesus gave us temples.
Inside temples we make promises to Him, and he blesses us."
"Because of Jesus I can live with my family forever."

"Someday Jesus will come again!"

"I love Jesus. And I know He loves me."

I didn't make this right before Easter on purpose. It just worked out that way, but it was great timing. I read this to my kids for our Easter FHE. They loved it, and I think it's going to be a great book for sacrament meeting.

It was fun making it and really easy too. Try one of your own.


sharlee said...

That is an excellent idea! I love it. It would also make a good primary talk.

Liana said...

It's great! Thanks for the idea, I think I'll try to make one of my own.

Andrea said...

Perhaps a 2010 family Christmas gift in the making...?

Tiffany said...

I just found your blog. I love this idea. I think I will have to make one of my own for my little boys. Thanks for this wonderful idea.

Kim said...

That's really cute, Marianne. You are so creative. Great idea.

Anneke said...

Awesome! I made David (now age 2 yr. 3 mo.) a quiet book for Sacrament Meeting, but he isn't terribly interested in it. Maybe I should try something like this. It looks much more durable, too!