All around the world, Latter-day Saint children go to church, sing songs, pray, read scriptures, participate in family home evening, and get baptized. We may meet in different types of buildings or speak different languages, but we have a lot in common. Why? Because no matter where we live, we all love and believe in Jesus, and He loves each one of us just the same. Are you like Pablo, Dimitri, Bayani, Junpei, and Shamara? Do you believe in Jesus too?
About the Authors
Mark S. Nielsen is a seminary teacher in Mesa, Arizona, where he lives with his wife, Anne, their children, Mary and Sam, and their dog, Chula. They like to go on road trips, run through the sprinklers, ride their bikes, and pet the stingrays at the zoo. Like millions of people all over the world, they believe in Jesus too.
Parents can visit Mark online at marksnielsen.com
Craig Stapley is an illustrator whose work has appeared in The Friend and Highlights, among other popular magazines. He currently lives in northern Utah with his wife, Crystal, and their four children: Ethan, Kaiden, Logan, and their newest addition, Emily Jean. As a family they enjoy traveling and any activity that they can do together.
Very Captivating For All Ages!
by D'Lynne - reviewed on April 22, 2012
I got my book yesterday and have probably read it 10 times already. This is a great book and my 4-5 year old primary class was captivated as I read it to them today. Simple to understand and very identifiable. A great read with great pictures.
LOVE I BELIEVE IN JESUS TOO!!
by Linda - reviewed on April 19, 2012
I purchased six books as Easter gifts and plan to purchase several more! It is a special book! Touched my heart!
by Heather - reviewed on May 04, 2012
Wow. This book is absolutely stunning. The illustrations are life like and vivid, beautiful and attention grabbing. I enjoyed traveling with children of different nations to their native lands. Readers see what kind of homes they live in and what types of church buildings they meet in on Sundays. From New York City, to Finland, Spain and Taiwan. So many different faces, cultures and ways of life are explored all in a few pages. The teachings are simple and beautiful. I would recommend I Believe in Jesus Too to all ages. As an adult I found myself turning the pages again and again. It would make a wonderful gift for a child in your life or a treasure for your own family to read out loud and pass on.
A perfect book with an important message for kids of all ages
by Kimberly - reviewed on May 17, 2012
This book is beautifully written and illustrated. The message is simple, but powerful and cuts to the core of our Christian religion. People all over the world believe in Jesus and go to church. They may go by different means of travel, speak different languages, and their church buildings may look different from ours, but the teachings of the gospel is the same everywhere we go.
I Believe in Jesus Too is simply a beautiful book.
by Sheila - reviewed on July 13, 2012
I Believe in Jesus Too is simply a beautiful book. The words are simple and heartfelt. The Illustrations are realistic, with colors that are bright, crisp, and bold. You truly want to keep looking through the pages, over and over again, because of how striking they are. The publisher lists this book for children ages 9-12, but I think it works for all Primary aged children 3-12. What a wonderful idea for a book that let's all LDS children know, that regardless of where you live in the world, other children are living the gospel: going to church, being baptized,praying, reading the scriptures, just like them, but in different locations and slightly different ways according to their culture. This book can be used at home for Family Home Evening, at church in the classroom,for story time and would make a fabulous present for children from parents or grandparents. The main thing I loved most about this book,was how happy the children in the book looked. Whether they lived in Kenya or Canada,Tonga or Bolivia, they all had a peaceful look about them as they are taught that Jesus loves them, as they learn to believe in him. All children will be delighted to own this book. I can see them coming back, again and again, to have this book read to them. We definitely need more books like this that share the gospel message in such a simple and appealing way.
by Melissa - reviewed on September 11, 2012
My two year old son and I love reading this together and talking about children all over the world and how they love Jesus and go to church. The text is simple but powerful and the illustrations are gorgeous. I can't wait to give some as gifts!
Simple and adorable book.
by Kara - reviewed on April 19, 2012
Our family loves this book. It's simply worded and I love the all around the world idea. It's wonderful and I highly recommend it.
Great for toddlers too!
by Kari - reviewed on April 18, 2012
Me and my daughter read for the first time today and she was very attentive. Beautiful, simple words combined with striking pictures. I know she related to the other children in the book, even as little as she is. Thanks for a great addition to our gospel library.
Very cute book
by michelle - reviewed on February 24, 2012
This book is a very good book!! I love how it makes you feel!! Also that children all around the world Believe in Jesus too. Great book for little one's!!
What a great book!
by Yasser - reviewed on February 09, 2012
I picked up this book at Deseret Book yesterday and we loved it. My 6 year old asked me to buy copies for her cousins too. The illustration is very well done and the idea of kids around the world and how they attend their meetings and follow Jesus is awesome!
Great books for families
by Deb - reviewed on March 26, 2012
This book is a wonderful book for the entire family! We loved it because it shows our kids that there are kids around the world who love Him too!!
by Adam - reviewed on March 04, 2012
This is a perfect book to help us all remember that we believe. Perfectly written in a way that introduces children of the different ways children express their faith in Christ all around the world. Beautiful illustrations help the little ones SEE different areas of the world and imagine what it would be like to have Family Home Evening in a hi-rise in Tokyo, or travel by subway to church on Sunday in New York. All three of my children really enjoyed reading/having it read to them. Well done, thanks for the reminder!
Each young child should go to sleep with the message of this book.
by Toinette - reviewed on March 13, 2012
What a wonderful book! Not only is the message wonderful, it is a beautiful book to look at. I am giving each of my grandchildren a copy of it, even if they are in the same family. My hope is that they will read it often and save it to read to their children someday. What a blessing it would be if all children could go to sleep each night with the message of this book on their mind. The world would be a better place if we all believed and loved our Savior.
Every family needs this book!
by Customer - reviewed on March 22, 2012
What a wonderful book. My children love to read the book and they especially love the illustrations! I truly believe that every family should have this book because the message is timely and important.
Great message for Easter!
by Lori - reviewed on March 24, 2012
what I love about the message of the book: it celebrates our differences while showing that our belief in Christ is what unifies us. We are all equally loved and cherished in the eyes of God.
Simple and profound
by Becky - reviewed on March 26, 2012
This book will help kids and families all over the world appreciate the diversity in all of us.
The perfect children's book
by Jacob - reviewed on May 23, 2012
Mark Nielsen and his artist did a great job to make a simple, yet articulate view so that children can see that the world is a big place but there are lots of people who love Jesus. I don't have any kids of my own yet, but I am saving this one for when I do.
by Andrea - reviewed on June 03, 2012
This book was a lot cuter than I expected from the title. The story is simple, but cute. The illustrations are great! Overall, a great family book.
by Laura - reviewed on June 07, 2012
This book pulled my kids in on the first page. They wanted me to read it over an over. It takes the reader all over the world with a turn of the page. It's beautifully illustrated and bears a simple powerful testimony of believing in Christ.