Softly drawn black & white illustrations by Ron Heuninck
This is one of my favorite collections of stories surrounding the life and reality of Christ. Selma Lagerlöf’s telling of these tales – ranging from the story of the surly shepherd of Bethlehem, to the war-hardened soldier at Herod’s feast, to St. Veronica’s act of grace toward the Emperor Tiberius – is profoundly beautiful and deep. These stories are timeless and will appeal to a wide range of children and adults – some stories are best told only to older children while some can become family treasures at a very early age. All of them will remain a cherished treasure in the hearts of those who hear them.