Quotes to Live By

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
(John Quincy Adams)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle)

Every artist was first an amateur. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. (Thomas Jefferson)

It takes ten years to build up a reputation, but only five minutes to ruin one. (Anonymous)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Uncle Jesus

Uncle Jesus is a heartwarming story that helps us imagine what it would have been like to be Jesus' relative while He lived on earth as a son, brother, and uncle. Jesus did have brothers, including one named Jude, the author of the Bible book of the same name. In Uncle Jesus, Jude's fictional son, Shem, visits Grandma Mary, the mother of Jesus, and relates some first-hand experiences he had with his Uncle Jesus when He was still on earth.

An inquisitive, genuine, sweet little boy, Shem asks Grandma Mary about Jesus, about his other uncles' view of Jesus, and about her own experiences. As you and your child read this story together, you will get glimpses of Jesus' loving character and of some of the struggles that the Bible indicates Jesus' immediate family had precisely because they knew Him first as a family member, rather than as the Messiah. Uncle Jesus also portrays principles such as confession, forgiveness, patience, childlike faith, and prayer. Shem's innocent yet informed faith in Christ as his Savior is one you and your child will appreciate and want for yourself.

May this story lead you to seek an even more personal, intimate relationship with Jesus.

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