Where Do I Find Jesus? is a cute and simple book that teaches kids how to make that very first step of asking Jesus into their hearts to be their Lord and Savior. The premise and storyline are very simple, the illustrations are cute, and I believe that Walsh’s book fills a gap in children’s Christian books. There are many Christian children’s books with Bible stories as well as books that teach children how to pray, how to behave, how to treat one another, etc. But there aren’t too many books that come to mind that addresses the very first step in becoming a Christian.
I see Walsh’s book being most appropriate for a place where there will be a mixed audience – kids that come from Christian homes and kids that do not. Where Do I Find Jesus? opens the door for kids who perhaps don’t understand how their friends “became” Christians.
Where I think the book is lacking is in explaining WHY a child would want to be a Christian in the first place. The only thing a child could glean from Walsh’s book is that being a Christian means you get to go to the Kid’s Club, play on the playground, learn stories, and have snacks. Why cheapen it? Why not explain to children what it’s REALLY all about? I can’t seem to figure out why this aspect was left out or ignored. Without it, Christianity is pointless.