Book Review: Uncle Jesus
by Georgia Lee Anderson
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. Jesus had 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.
I will have to admit I have been dragging my feet on this review. I really hate to give negative reviews but I also MUST give HONEST reviews to keep my integrity.
This book Uncle Jesus is intended for young children. The artwork is captivating and appears to have taken the artist a long time. Very interesting as it looks like watercolor and oil pastel possibly mixed with chalk. The basic story was good but was far-fetched in its basic principle. The words are written clearly but the negative is a very misleading statement about Jesus having three older brothers! This is not a typo and is re-emphasized that Mary had sons and was not married. I cannot recommend a book that twists biblical history even at a child’s level. Jesus was born to Mary of a virgin birth.
I would have to say that I was very disappointed in the fact that the basic story of Jesus was twisted and so misleading. I would advise parents and church leaders to steer clear of this book!
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