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Who Is Jesus?

4.69  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  34 reviews
WHO IS JESUS? presents a biblical picture of our Savior in a way that will help your child recognize Him as Love Personified. Little children will come to know Jesus as the essence of all that is good, holy, and true. As you read this book to your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or students, the will learn that Jesus Christ cares about them and loves them with a ...more
Hardcover, 50 pages
Published October 1st 2014 by Maryann Diorio Enterprises, LLC
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Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who is Jesus? Is a delightful child’s book that will help a child become grounded in God’s Word and His love. Dr. MaryAnn Diorio imparts with excellence the answers to questions that children might raise throughout their early life, each backed with appropriate scripture. These are not just any questions, but the kind of questions that, if children believe the truth when they are young, I feel they will be much less likely to wander from their faith or even take off on the run from the Lord as t ...more
Lynda Edwards
Nov 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Little children have questions, lots of questions, and sometimes as adults we take for granted something a child may want to know. The simple message that Jesus loves us and wants what is best for us is at the heart of Who is Jesus? by MaryAnn Diorio. Through situations that children may experience, Ms. Diorio gently explains to young children that Jesus is loving, kind, and thoughtful in whatever predicament they may find themselves in. Each scenario is then followed up with a Bible verse to po ...more
Nicki Olsen
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*Book Description*
Who is Jesus? A question many children ask at a young age, even though parents constantly are thinking of ways to tell their little ones of the love Jesus has for them and who He is, they always have questions. Which, is perfect, because Maryann Diorio addresses their questions in this book backed up by scripture to help you out and engage your little cuties with beautiful illustrations by Kim Sponaugle.
*Favorite Quotes and thoughts*

1. "Who is Jesus? Is He someone who laughs
Janice Garey
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review Title: Surrounded by the Love of Jesus (review of Who is Jesus? by MaryAnn Diorio)
Reviewer: Janice S. Garey
****4 Stars

Who is Jesus? Little people, the children in our family or the ones we know through church or school settings, are so full of questions, and this book addresses a most important question. Jesus once asked the question, "Who do you say that I am?" This book works on so many levels to reach out to little people and the ones who read to them with answers about how to know Jes
Nora St Laurent
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I’m thankful for the review copy from The Book Club Network that introduced me to this beautiful book and its author and illustrator. The pictures are adorable and help bring the message of the story to life.

Each section of the book asks a question of the reader. For example; “Is he someone who yells at you when you cry?”

“No, Jesus doesn’t yell at you when you cry. Jesus helps you blow your nose.”
Then there is a scripture to stand on, “God is our refuge and strength, always ready
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Wow! What a wonderful book.. My 2yr old daughter has just started to really love books. She loves to climb up in my lap with her favorite book asking me to read it to her.. This book has become one of her favorites!!
What I like about this book is it speaks to my little girls heart and teaches her the wonderful attributes of Jesus..
When i first read her this book, my husband suggested breaking it down into small parts.. We started to read small sections at a time as a devotional and we got so muc
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The first thing that attracted me to this children's picture book was the wonderful cover. Smiling, happy Jesus is shown with adorable children and their dog. It sets the scene for the message of Jesus loving little children, wanting to be their best friend, always knowing where they are and taking care of them, and quick to offer comfort and support in the trying moments of a child's world. The bumps in life are shown to not be from Jesus, but ones that Jesus can understand and help them throug ...more
Gee  Dixon
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Who is Jesus? By MaryAnn Diorio
Reviewer: Gee Dixon
I could not give enough stars on this book. I would be making tons of pages of stars. MaryAnn has opened a world to more kiddos than the ones that already know Jesus. The ones that do not know Jesus can see in this loving book that Jesus does not care if you made a mistake here or there. He doesn't care if you was not good here or there all He cares about is that you know Who He is. Who is Jesus?

This book has even made my Granny Carole cry. She
Gail Hollingsworth
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Growing up is hard and even at a young age unfortunately children face criticism, ridicule and bullies. In the book Who Is Jesus? by Maryann Diorio they will learn that they have a friend and supporter in Jesus. Questions are asked like, "is Jesus someone who stops loving you when you do something wrong?" or "is he someone that yells at you when you are crying." And several other questions are asked and with each one they learn that no, Jesus loves you no matter what you do and comforts you when ...more
Rachel Leightman
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book!! I like to think I teach my children (4 and 2) all about Jesus, and yet I've still been surprised at the questions they ask and the misconceptions they can be under sometimes, which are a result of living in a very fallen world with very fallen people. This book is a great introduction to Jesus for little ones who don't know Him, and an excellent reminder for children who do know Him about who He really is. I benefited from reading it! Simply written and easy to understand wit ...more
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
In her book, Who Is Jesus, MaryAnn does a beautiful job portraying Jesus to children.
"Is Jesus someone who laughs at you when you fall down and hurt yourself?"
"No, Jesus doesn't laugh at you... Jesus picks you up, brushes you off and gives you a big bear hug."
She includes Scriptures for each fact she states about Jesus. And ends the book with Jesus is GOD. Children who may think of Jesus or God as someone who is out to get them, always waiting to punish them, will have a better concept of his lo
Vicki Jones
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Anyone who is spends time with children will eventually be asked a question that causes them to stop and wonder how to possibly answer the question. There is also the concern of how to introduce a child to Jesus in a way young children will understand. This book is a fantastic resource appealing to adults and children.

The illustrations of “Who is Jesus?” are adorable. They are designed to be attractive to any culture and for both boys and girls. The questions are simply answered. But what I lik
Diana Montgomery
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Who is Jesus
By: MaryAnn Diorio
Illustrated by:
Kim Sponaule

I love books written by MaryAnn. This is a great children's book about " Who is Jesus ". I have little grandchildren and i now they are at the age of asking just the kind of questions about Jesus as written in this cute book. I loved for each question which was a negative MaryAnn bought out the positive of what Jesus really is. Loved each one had a Bible scripture to where the answer was to the question. This story shows Jesus for who he i
Cheri Swalwell
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading Who is Jesus? by MaryAnn Diorio. What a great book and what beautiful pictures! This is a book which appeals to children of all ages. The words are simple yet deep. Simple enough for children who are learning how to read to read along but deep in their meaning and give the parents and children something to talk about for a long time. It carries a message that will speak to the parents as well as the children and should be read together…although not necessary for the kids ...more
Meagan Myhren-bennett
Who is Jesus?
By MaryAnn Diorio
Illustrated by Kim Sponaugle

If you have kids in your life you know they ask questions. And invariably they will one day ask you questions about Jesus and who he is. Will you know how to answer? Who is Jesus? will help you answer these questions.

We all have questions about whether Jesus can love us when we mess up or if illness is from Jesus. Who is Jesus? offers us assurances about Jesus and his love. And we are reminded that Jesus is God!

The colorful illustrations
Becky Lewis
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kiddie-books
This delightfully drawn and colorful kindle book is aimed to show young ones the wonderful qualities of Jesus our Lord. It first shows someone exhibiting an undesirable quality, ie, being selfish, being spiteful,being mean, etc. Then, in each situation, it shows the opposite, the child instead being shown ultimate unselfishness, compassion, kindness, etc, while explaining that is what Jesus would do. A Bible verse follows each situation.

A youngster can be comforted by the knowledge presented tha
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jesus is Love
This is a delightful story for beginner readers to introduce them to Jesus and his love. Each page shows the child something that might be happening in their own life, posing the question, “would Jesus do this?” The following page shows the reader how Jesus would act in that situation and the personal quality Jesus reflects. This is followed by a bible verse to reinforce this thought. It ends with the simple but lasting premise, “Jesus is Love, Jesus is God”. I must also take the ti
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Who is Jesus? by Mary Ann Diorio is a wonderful children’s book that asks what children think Jesus would do. By using simple examples like sharing and helping, Ms. Diorio explains Jesus in such a way that children can understand with simple questions about every day events, the author illustrates how Jesus’ actions are displayed in everyday people. After each explanation she provides an applicable bible verse to further explain Jesus in real life terms. Not only does it show what Jesus’ behavio ...more
Anne Rightler
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Bright, colorful illustrations accompany this children's book on Jesus, our best Friend ever! MaryAnn Diorio has written a simple book about an eternal message of love despite our shortcomings. Written in plain language the book can be used as a reader for a child beginning to read or as a book to read to young children. Messages of compassion, friendship, forgiveness, love and healing are each substantiated by a Scripture verse. A wonderful book to teach children who Jesus is. With Christmas co ...more
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful children’s book! It has beautiful illustrations of children in “difficult” situations, explaining that Jesus doesn’t cause the situations or stop loving them when they have done something wrong. Rather, He is always with us and always loves us. I loved how after each of the stories there is a Bible verse that affirms the truth about the story and Jesus. The only thing I didn’t like was the story ended too quickly there were a bunch of blank pages or pages about the author and il ...more
Karen Dean
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Experts say that a very large part of what we learn, we learn before we are 5 years old. With that in mind, what does a preschooler want to know about Jesus? How can we answer these little ones important questions which could impact their future relationship with the Father? Who Is Jesus is an excellent tool in this quest. The author poses questions which a three-year –old might ask. Then, in a loving and sensitive way, she answers those questions. She then includes a scripture verse to support ...more
Robbi Bourne
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a powerful picture book for all ages. The message is simple, yet profound, and the format will keep the attention of the youngest listener to the oldest. Everyone can relate to the questions posed and the repetitive story lines give both the reader and the listener a rhythmic feel which connects them to the narrative. Added to the prose are the fantastic illustrations that appeal to all different kinds of readers.

This story is a marvelous resource to present Jesus to the little ones and
Nov 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This is a wonderful book for all child to have read to them until
they are able to read themselves. Both adults and the children
will benefit from showing how Jesus loves all of us
The illustrations are very attractive grabbing hold of a child’s
attention. All the lessons show that Jesus loves you despite your
faults. The lessons are exemplified with the inappropriate
behavior, the desired behavior and the associated bible quote.
It is written so that children will be able to unders
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Who Is Jesus?
by MaryAnn Diorio
Illustrated by Kim Sponaugle
Publ: TopNotch Press c.2014

This wonderfully illustrated book is a picture for the very young of the “What Would Jesus Do?” question. They are shown Jesus showing His love in sharing, caring,and compassion. Accompanying the questions of what would Jesus do are Bible verses that reenforce the point.
The illustrations are warm, colorful and inviting. They add depth to the message of the text.
I can hardly wait to share this book with my g
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So many good points to mention for this book!! The illustrations are superior; the dialogue on each page is short and to the point, which helps holding the attention for youngsters; the topics are all easy to understand with the ability to bring forth conversations with the little ones; the subject matter are every day occurrences and easily relateable for all.

I loved that the scripture reference is written throughout, giving an opportunity to take the child right to "God's Word" for confirmatio
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Who is Jesus? is a precious story that addresses a topic many children are curious about and it does so in a gentle and engaging manner.

Children are full of wonder and many days can be spent answer their endless questions. Who is Jesus? approaches the topic of Jesus through beautifully illustrated images and simple examples that are perfect for preschoolers. The story also shares Bible verses that relate to each lesson which reiterates Jesus' love for everyone.

Who is Jesus? is wonderful story fi
Jackie McNutt
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautifully illustrated book that offers easy lessons on who Jesus is and how young children can come to know His gentle and loving ways.
The story is well written, and it helps lead children to understand how they can trust Jesus with their feelings and questions.
I loved this book and will read it often to the young children in my life, and I highly recommend it to anyone with young children.It would be a wonderful addition for home, churches, or libraries.
I received this book from the
Phyllis Freeman
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
This little children’s book introduces Jesus to those who don’t know him. I’m amazed how many people are not taught about Jesus. We may take for granted that everyone knows. It would make a great gift for a friend or a neighbor’s child. Could be used as a tool to witness of Jesus' care and love. Adorably illustrated. I received this book for my honest review.
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a delightful book for children. The message is so good, that Jesus loves them unconditionally. And the illustrations are wonderful.
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I received a complimentary digital review copy of this book through The Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
Carrie Gould
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is such a precious book. The text is sweet and written to show children that Jesus loves them. It teaches that Jesus is always with us, even in everyday situations. The illustrations are beautiful. I enjoyed reading this book to my boys.

I received a copy of this book from The Book Club Network and the publishers in exchange for my honest review which I have given.
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Dr. MaryAnn Diorio is a widely-published, award-winning author who writes riveting and compelling fiction that deals with the deepest issues of the human heart. She also writes picture books for children.

MaryAnn's latest novel, IN BLACK AND WHITE, recently won First Place in Historical Fiction in the 2020 Christian Indie Awards Contest. It is a powerful love story between a white woman and a black

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