Artist John Hendrix’s retelling of the truth of 11 of Jesus’ parables in words and images is accessible and appealing for young children and older readers. The parables of the vine and the branches, the wise and foolish builders, the pearl of great price, the lost sheep, the prodigal son, and more leap off the pages.
In author notes, Hendrix writes, “Through the magic of metaphor, Jesus was able to illuminate more meaning in the story than if he had only given us the mere principles behind them. In many ways this phenomenon is why I love creating words and images in concert together. It produces a new, unexpected experience. In the mysterious canvas of hearts and minds, stories, word pictures, and vivid ideas create a deep pool of wonder and understanding.”
A picture book to be savored again and again, Go and Do Likewise! would make a valuable addition to a family’s devotional material collection as it reverently draws readers to worship Jesus. (Abrams Books for Young Readers)