Great Religious Leaders: Jesus and Christianity
Jesus was born in what is present-day Israel. Although his birth was marked by angels and kings, he lived an ordinary life until the age of about thirty. He then started to teach about God and how people should live their lives. As well as attracting many followers, he made many enemies. After only three years or so, he was arrested, tried and put to death by the Roman rulers. Later, his teachings developed into the religion now known as Christianity. This book tells you all about Jesus, who he was and what he did. It explains his teaching and how it is written down in the Christian Bible. Four key moments in his life are also retold: his birth, his teachings, the Last Supper and the Resurrection. There is also information on sacred places, festivals and how Jesus' teaching has endured to the present day.
- Hardback | 48 pages
- 225 x 277 x 9mm | 420g
- 18 Jul 2002
- Hachette Children's Group
- HODDER WAYLAND
- London, United Kingdom
- Colour photographs and illustrations
'Basic introductions to the world's major religions ... written in a style easily accessible to key stage 2 and 3 pupils. ... Eye-catching photographs and colourful reproductions of traditional artwork form each faith combine to make this an immediately attractive series' -- TES Teacher 20030228 Given a multicultural slant with splendid photographs of celebrations in other countries. The book contains many religious paintings which are cleverly used to re-enforce details ... Bright, colourful and easy to use ... Its success lies in the fact that the information is not only very accessible, but portrays Christianity as a living faith centred in a modern society. -- School Librarian 20030801
About Alan James Brown
The author, Alan Brown, is an education consultant with experience of writing, teaching and advising on religious education and spiritual development. He is the author of a number of books on Christianity and RE for pupils in primary and secondary schools. The consultant, Jane Clements, is the Education Officer for the Council for Christians and Jews in London, UK.