Discover the miraculous story of Jesus Christ’s birth and life, and his message of love and compassion in The Life of Jesus: How His Lessons, Miracles and Devotion Changed the World. Today Jesus's teachings are central to the beliefs of more than 2.2 billion followers, making Christianity by far the world’s leading religion. This special edition from TIME-LIFE—which honors Jesus from his humble birth more than 2,000 years ago to his crucifixion and miraculous resurrection—is told through beautiful paintings and illustrations and through the four writers of the Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. With maps, explanations of key Bible passages and illuminating sidebars, this compilation by the editors of TIME-LIFE is clearly yet elegantly written. Lavishly illustrated with inspiring works of art spanning hundreds of years, The Life of Jesus takes readers on a meaningful journey through a life that truly changed our world.