My Review of a Lent Family Devotional, “Who Is Jesus?: 40 Pictures to Share with Your Family” by Katie and Joe Hox”

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Children learn from the earliest age that Jesus loves them and that they should love him back, but do they really understand who Jesus is? How do you help a child get to know someone they can’t see and hear? Thankfully, God gives us a whole Bible of word pictures to help us get to know and love Jesus. In Who is Jesus?, Joe and Kate Hox combine illustrations and deep thoughts simply shared to bring forty word pictures of Jesus to life.  

The Bible is filled with stories and symbols that point us to Jesus as the Savior, the only One who can bring us back to God. God has the best plan, and the biggest and best story. Forty pictures of Jesus—twenty stories from the Old Testament and twenty stories from the New Testament—will guide family devotions and encourage rich conversations about who Jesus is, why he came to earth, and how we can get to know him now. The pictures tell stories about arks, rams caught in a thicket, snakes, sticks, rocks, shepherds, sheep, water, bread, and so much more.  

Each picture of Jesus includes a captivating illustration, a key verse to remember, Bible passages to discuss, a family devotion to read, reflection questions, and a song. Families will explore together the rich imagery of the Bible and learn about God’s great love for his people through Jesus Christ his Son.  

Who is Jesus? can be used any time throughout the year.  This book is especially helpful to guide families through the forty days of Lent leading up to Easter.  

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Kate Hox has a deep desire to see her four children know and love Jesus Christ. She has always enjoyed finding gospel-centered resources, and now she has the joy of creating them as well. Kate is a graduate of Dordt University, where she received her degree in elementary education. She is married to illustrator Joe Hox, and together they enjoy worship time around the dinner table, especially at Christmas and Easter.

Joe Hox was raised on a farm in southern Iowa where he doodled whenever he wasn’t spading thistles or feeding pigs. Everyone knew by his crooked hay rows that he would choose art over farming. Joe earned his BA in art from Dordt University, and later received his M. Ed. in art education. Joe is the illustrator of more than a dozen books, including the Good News for Little Hearts series.

My Review

How can you introduce your children to Jesus? In Who Is Jesus? Kate Hox presents 40 pictures to help you share Jesus with your family. It can be used any time throughout the year, but the book is especially helpful to guide families through the forty days of Lent leading up to Easter. 

We loved this beautifully illustrated devotional that was theologically sound and shows how Bibles stories all point to Jesus – from Genesis to Revelation. It’s not your typical children’s book that merely focuses on the stories or moral lessons but instead takes a deeper look at theological truth in a way that children can dive deeper into the Scripture! I found the illustrations rich with imagery and symbolism that captures the child’s imagination and the story of redemption. Each picture of Jesus includes a captivating illustration, key verse to remember, Bible passage to discuss, family devotion to read, reflection questions, and suggested songs.

I think this was a beautiful devotional book and is a great resource to help families grow in their relationship with Jesus and worship together. We really enjoyed the reflection questions, as they prompted further study and family conversations that helped us dive deeper into the Word and see the beauty of Christ in a more profound, meaningful way.

I have received this product from New Growth Press exchange for my honest and unbiased product review; all opinions are my own.*

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