Thursday, April 16, 2020

Book Club: Book Review of Jesus Rose for Me

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book cover of Jesus Rose for Me

Jesus Rose for Me: The True Story of Easter is a beautiful board book detailing the events in Jesus' life from his entry into Jerusalem to his Resurrection. Jared Kennedy's text is large and jumps out amidst clear and colorful illustrations by Trish Mahoney.

Our four-year-old daughter really enjoyed reading about the people welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem and praising Him as their king. With the illustrations of the Pharisees, she easily understood that they were jealous of Jesus and did not praise him.

child reading Jesus Rose for Me

The board book could be divided into four sections or chapters:
book cover of Jesus Rose for Me
  • Jesus Rides into Jerusalem 
  • Jesus' Last Supper
  • Jesus' Dies for Us
  • Jesus Lives
At the start of each section, the scriptural references are listed. This is helpful if you wish to read the Bible with your children. I appreciate this detail so we can take the story back to its heart – the Bible. 

Both our daughter and six-year-old son were intrigued by the illustrations and throughout Jesus Rose for Me they related to the different parts as they recalled precious Bible lessons. I really love books that bring things together for our children.

I love how Kennedy brought the whole story together reminding readers at the end that "Jesus rose for me!" What a fantastic message for our children. The true story of Easter readily explains that Jesus is more powerful than death. As a Beginner's Gospel Story Book for ages three to seven, Jesus Rose for Me really presents the Resurrection of Jesus beautifully. 

I would recommend Jesus Rose for Me to families looking for more than just jelly beans and chocolate bunnies. It is a beautiful board book that shows just who Jesus was through His last week. I can easily see us reading it all year long.


  1. I love children's books, and I love the title (for me)! It so important not only to know the story, but to believe that Jesus rose for me.