Miracle of Jesus is a level two I Can Read! based on the NIV Adventure Bible. In it, young readers read about how great God’s love is for all people. At this read-alone level, newly independent readers follow Jesus as he travels, spreading the Good News of his Father’s love. Along the way, Jesus shows in wondrous ways just how powerful God’s love is when he brings health back to a young girl and a long-suffering woman, and how he gives comfort to thousands of believers with a delicious meal as well as the precious word of God.
Written for the newly independent reader, vocabulary and content is at a more advanced reading level, making this series appropriate for children almost ready for their first chapter books.
This I Can Read! series of Bible stories makes use of the unique features found in the NIV Adventure Bible such as “People in Bible Times” and “Words to Treasure”.
Content aligns with the Common Core Standards for informational reading.
Born and raised in Michigan, David spent his childhood sloshing through creek beds, climbing trees, and creating numerous baked goods. That spirit of adventure and curiosity often finds its way into his illustrations through quirky characters and hidden surprises. After spending a decade in Philadelphia and New York pursuing his artistic dreams, David has moved back to the familiar surroundings of Michigan. Now, when he's not drawing and painting he still enjoys a good romp through the woods.
|Publish Date||Dec 30, 2014|
|Series||I Can Read! / Adventure Bible|
- Review by Zac
While the book is written so children can better understand and read the story, I think it is important to remember that it is a retelling, not word for word directly from the Bible. I think this held closely to the Biblical accounts, but wanted to point out that it is a retelling.
This is more of a technical element, but there are two “title headers” one for "Jairus’ Daughter" and one for “Feeding Five Thousand.” While there is a third miracle in with Jairus’ daughter, I found it a little confusing distinguishing only two miracles, when there are three.
Overall, I liked this book. I like what Zondervan is doing with this series and I am hoping they will come out with more of them.
*I received a free copy of this book to facilitate this review. (Posted on 2/18/15)
- Review by Cindy
This book shared two of my favorite miracles of Jesus, the raising of Jairus' daughter and the woman with the issue of blood. The faith of those two people always inspire me. The artwork is wonderful, bright and eye catching. A pleasure for readers of all ages. 4.5 stars from this reviewer. This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. (Posted on 2/7/15)
- Review by April
I love the "I Can Read" series and my 7 year old daughter is becoming a mighty good reader. She enjoys learning more about Jesus and I enjoy seeing her Faith increase!
This book is a great book for at home or for your church kids program! (Posted on 1/28/15)
- Review by Fitzysmom
Since it is taken from the Adventure Bible the illustrations by David Miles are wonderful. I especially like the facial expressions. Good pictures combined with an engaging story make for the perfect reading for a wiggly kiddo.
My grand is an eight year old and was able to read this with confidence. I did have to help with the pronunciation of Jairus and Galilee but other than that everything was smooth. When we read it again a couple of days later it was perfect. If you have a new reader that is ready to move on to the next step this is great book to help them work on their skills.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. (Posted on 1/21/15)
- Review by Jalynn
So as you can see even if it is a leveled reader, you can still read these type readers to your younger children and they seem to grasp the topic identified. I love the illustrations by David Miles as well. He is very talented!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from my participation on the Z Blog Squad. (Posted on 1/19/15)
- Review by Jackie
(I received this book from Zondervan in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and a good review was not guaranteed.) (Posted on 1/17/15)
- Review by Sally
This beautifully written and stunningly illustrated book is sure to delight your child from ages 4-7. It reinforces how important faith is and how great God’s love for us is. These are timeless stories from the Bible that never grow old.
If you are not familiar with the “I can read” books, they help your child by reinforcing their reading skills. These particular books also help with the spiritual guidance of your young child.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this Book by the publisher, ZonderKidz, for an honest review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.
(Posted on 1/15/15)
- Review by thatbaldchick
***Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): As a member of the Z Blog Squad, I received the aforementioned product from Zondervan to facilitate this review.*** (Posted on 1/13/15)
- Review by The IE Mommy
Since this is a step 2 as well, Reed was able to read it himself. This one is about some of the miracles of Jesus and it was a lot of fun. While he had heard a couple of these stories, we'd never read anything that focused solely on them.
Miracles were such a huge part of Jesus's ministry so I like that there is a book dedicated to them. My kids hadn't yet heard all of these stories so we took the time to discuss each of them in detail after reading it. I think something about this book made the miracle aspect of Jesus really click for them and now they are looking at him more like a superhero! What a great perspective for them since after all, he was and is a superhero!
The Miracles of Jesus book is a great addition to the I Can Read series and Reed liked it so much he read it twice in a row right off the bat. (Posted on 12/31/14)