Jesus’ Family

by Audra Cava Illustrated by Kathleen Forelli



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/5/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781664294202
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781664294219

About the Book

Did you know that Jesus has a big family? Are you part of it?

Jesus’ family is bigger than just his parents and brothers and sisters. He loves everyone in the whole world, and he welcomes us all into his family.

This simple yet clever story will help children understand that all who follow Jesus are part of a real and loving family. As children make animal sounds and count Jesus’ family members, they will imagine Jesus’ everyday life with his earthly family. Then, as they turn the pages, they will see his family grow into the eternal family of God.
“The Jesus’ Family picture book will help children understand the humanity of Christ. Told from the unique perspective of Jesus’ childhood and based on Biblical and historical truths, this book would be a wonderful addition to any library and will become a well-worn favorite for many families.” - Meredith Schulz, Step By Step Preschool Director

About the Author

About the Author
Audra Hemsworth Cava is allergic to her lovable cat, so she relies on her husband and children to do most, but not all, of the kitty snuggling. Audra spent 15 years as a stay-at-home mom before returning to teach high school English among other subjects. Almost every day she enjoys walking, thinking, and praying in her backyard. On a crisp Long Island autumn day, you can find her chasing falling leaves in her yard to see how many she can catch before they hit the ground. Eight is her record. Try it, it’s more challenging than you might think! She teaches kids Sunday school regularly and enjoys speaking at MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and other women’s groups. She has found kindred spirits at her two Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators critique groups. If you have questions about her books or about arranging speaking engagements, please email her at

About the Illustrator
Kathleen Forelli has been blessed with an artistic ability. She has always wanted to glorify God with this gift. When approached by Audra, a dear friend from church, to illustrate this book, she was thrilled. Kathy started her career in pastel portraits for which she’s won various awards. She later started an additional business in another passion, photography. During this time, she raised her two beautiful children who now have children of their own. Kathy illustrated a book cover for Street Cop - The Dark Side of Suburbia a retired police officer’s biography, which was followed by illustrating an inspirational children book, Little Bit - The Smallest Tree in the Forest. Today, Kathy paints house portraits using watercolor in addition to painting on reclaimed wood planks. She spends as much time as she can with her five amazing grandchildren, joyfully spoiling them. Her favorite spot in her new home in Virginia is her prayer chair overlooking the scenic pond in her yard. Visit her site: