Jesus Christ (Paradise Lost) In John Milton’s great literary achievement, "Paradise Lost" (an epic poem first published in 1667), the depiction of Jesus Christ is worthy of mention. He is the God the Son but never named explicitly since he has not yet entered in human form, and John Milton's second part of the Trinity. The hero of the epic, Jesus is infinitely powerful and delivers the fatal blow to Satan’s forces, sending them down into Hell, before the creation of Earth. When the fall of man is predicted and told to Adam and Eve, Jesus sacrifices himself to pay for the sins of mankind, so that God the Father can be both just and merciful. In the final scene, a vision this of Salvation through the Son of God is revealed to Adam by the angel Michael.
Jesus Maria Corcoran (Tortilla Flat) Jesus is a character in John Steinbeck’s 1935 novel, “Tortilla Flat,” a book about a group of California paisanos during the period following World War I. The paisanos that Steinbeck describes with great humor and affection are a group of young men of Mexican-Indian-Spanish-Caucasian mixture (purely Californian). Among the ruffians of Tortilla Flat is the humanitarian of the group, Jesus Maria Corcoran. Certainly, his name was not arbitrarily selected by Steinbeck. Jesus Maria is constantly doing all that he can to help those less fortunate than himself and finding ways to put this compassion to use.
American Jesus - a song by Bad Religion
Black Jesus - a song by Everlast
Blessed Jesus (Hold My Hand) - a song by Elvis Presley
Chocolate Jesus - a song by Tom Waits
Doctor Jesus - a song by Randy Travis
Drugs or Jesus - a song by Tim McGraw
Fairest Lord Jesus - a song by Amy Grant
Happy Birthday Jesus - a song by Alabama
Happy Birthday Jesus - a song by Reba McEntire
Hey Jesus - a song by the Indigo Girls
If Jesus Lived Inside My Heart (Jill Roman Lord) - If Jesus lived inside our hearts, would it show? This delightful little story explores just that as the toddlers in the story learn to be kind and generous in a variety of situations. This is the third in a series of board books that parents can use as an introduction to Jesus and the ways in which we can have a personal relationship with him. Recommended for ages 2-5.
Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam (Hans Wilhelm) - From acclaimed author and illustrator Hans Wilhelm comes a charming picture book for children. Beautifully illustrated and based on the well-known hymn, this book will be read again and again. Recommended for ages 4-8.
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name (Sally Lloyd-Jones) - ''The Jesus Storybook Bible’ is unlike any other storybook. True, that's to be expected when you combine the mesmerizing illustrations of Jago and the award-winning writing of Sally Lloyd-Jones, a Brit with an uncanny knack for storytelling. Not only is each story as vividly illustrated as it is portrayed, but also each tale is telling one Big Story---the Story of Jesus. Even the Old Testament stories of 'The young hero and the horrible giant' and 'Daniel and the scary sleepover' come full circle to Jesus, the greatest Hero, King, Lover and Rescuer the world has ever known. Recommended for ages 4-8. Spanish version available.
Famous People Named Jesus - Jesus Christ (religious icon); Jesús Franco (Spanish film director); Jesús Alou (baseball player)
Famous People who Named their Son Jesus - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Jesus.
Jesus from the Bible (1st Century) - Jesus of Nazareth is the central figure of the New Testament, and around whom the religion Christianity was created. The four Gospels that begin the New Testament chronicle Jesus’s life until his resurrection, and the remainder of the New Testament describes the growing followers of Jesus after his death. Jesus was born in a small town in the foothills of Galilee as the son of a carpenter. His story is at once fascinating and inspiring. He is the Messiah (anointed one from the Greek word “Christos”) whose death brings deliverance from the sins of mankind. His is a message of caring for the downtrodden, loving ones enemies and kindness toward all strangers is a powerfully simple message. So what did Jesus teach? A lot, and more than can be summarized here. Some illustrative examples would be “Do unto others as you would want them to do to you” (Luke 6:31); “Turn the other cheek” (Matthew 5:39); and “Love your enemies” (Matthew 5:44).