Review: This is Jesus by J. Kirk Richards

This is JesusThis is Jesus
by J. Kirk Richards
Christian, Art
Hardcover, 40 Pages
March 2nd 2015 by Deseret Book


The life of the Savior is portrayed in stunning fine art pieces by award-winning artist J. Kirk Richards. These striking new images were created by the artist exclusively for this book. Accompanied by a harmonized account of the Savior’s ministry, Atonement, and Resurrection, these exquisite paintings reflect a deep reverence for Christ’s mission and sacrifice. Each page is beautifully designed to complement the unique style of the artist. A perfect reminder of the true reason we celebrate the Easter season, this handsome volume will be treasured by the entire family for years to come.


My Review

This is Jesus was an absolutely beautiful book. Christ's ministry is portrayed from the Sermon on the Mount to His death and resurrection. I loved the pictures and how they each depicted a moment from His life. I loved the artistic technique and how the texture came across each page. Each picture definitely caught my interest and I enjoyed studying each one. I also loved the scriptural references that accompanied each picture. The last picture, which is cropped on the front of the book, was my very favorite. This is definitely a book perfect to display on a bookshelf or a coffee table and to gift to friends. Again, just beautiful.

Source: I would like to thank the publisher, Deseret Book, for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

Pages from the Book

This Is Jesus

This Is Jesus

This Is Jesus

About the Artist

The award-winning artwork of J. Kirk Richards has been featured in galleries across the United States and in various exhibits, publications, and documentary films. His work is highly sought after by collectors (eleven of the seventeen original paintings for this book sold within 24 hours). He has studied with many notable artists, including an apprenticeship with Swiss-born symbolist Patrick Devonas. Kirk and his family reside in Woodland Hills, Utah.

I thought this was a perfect book to review today in honor of Easter. It's a beautiful book and was a good reminder of why the holiday is celebrated.


  1. Happy Easter, and thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Wising you a wonderful, joyful day spent with family, Tressa. Hope it's lovely.
    Ps; love your cute Owl graphic. :)

  3. Happy Easter, Tresssa! Have fun with the family and kiddies. I love those Easter egg hunts! I miss them, actually lol.It definitely is a great day to think about new life and positivity <3 I wish you those and more on this joyous day!

    -Diamond @ Dee's Reads

  4. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone that entered!

  5. I love stories about two people who are not suppose to be together getting together. They are so much fun to read. Great review as always Tressa!

  6. They are fun. These are the days, right? ;)

  7. They are fun to read! This one was sweet and feisty. :)


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