Monday, April 13, 2015

Book Review: "The One O'Clock Miracle" by Alison Mitchell

John 4:46 So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill. 47 When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48 So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.”49 The official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” 50 Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way. 51 As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his son was recovering. 52 So he asked them the hour when he began to get better, and they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour [That is, at 1 p.m] the fever left him.” 53 The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed, and all his household.

This is the passage of the Bible that "The One O'Clock Miracle" is based on. The book is a creative retelling of this miracle. It is nice to have a Biblically based book to let my children read. I liked the "refrain" that is repeated throughout the book "he walked and walked - and sometimes ran- because he wanted to see Jesus". Obviously we don't know exactly how he got to Cana or what he was thinking, but this is an accurate idea of what I'd be doing! My kids really liked this story. One of them said it was "Amazing" and another said she liked the illustrations. The illustrations are bright and cartoon-y. I like how the text isn't all the same but is scattered across the pages to best fit with the illustrations and story. 

I would recommend this book to all with children in their lives.

  • "The One O'Clock Miracle" is available in hardcover:
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: The Good Book Company (April 12, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1910307432
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910307434
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches

I received a complimentary copy of "The One O'Clock Miracle" in exchange for reviewing and participating in a blog hop about it. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Ed & Dottie said...

Sounds like a very good book for kids. Well done too it seems.