Big Farmer Big Jesus

5.5" x 12.75"
Big Farmer

Big Farmer Big by Kathryn and Byron Jackson, pictures by Feodor Rojankovsky (NY: Simon and Schuster, 1948)

Bible Story Book: A Complete Narration from Genesis to Revelation for Young and Old by Elsie E. Egermeier (Anderson, Indiana: Warner Press, 1947)

The Story of Jesus by the editors of Reader's Digest (Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Association, 1993)

Holy Bible: New Home Reference Bible, beautifully illustrated with many of the world's most cherished paintings (Chicago, Illinois: Dominion Publishers, 1968)

Leonardo da Vinci by Jack Wasserman (NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1984)

The Complete Woodcuts of Albrecht Durer, edited by Dr. Willi Kurth (NY:Dover, 1963)

The Dore Bible, illustrated by Gustave Dore with a new introduction by Millicent Rose (NY: Dover, 1974)

International Visual Dictionary, written and edited by Leo Francis Daniels, illustrated by Fernando Burgos Perez (Los Angeles: Clute International Institute, 1973)

Big Jesus

"The work is not only Biblically sound, but rests upon established pedagogical principles as well."--Paul E. Kretzman, Ph.D., D.D.

"It is indeed the best that has come to the attention of our book department."--Wm. A. Pettingill, Dean of the Philadelphia School of the Bible


A limited edition facsimile of this book is available for sale.

Big Farmer Big Jesus—September 3, 2014--original blog post

On this summer's road trip through mountains and plains, I discovered this curiously shaped book (5.5" x 12.75") in a used bookstore—Big Farmer Big.

A sticker on the endpapers tells me it was originally bought from Schuster Books in Milwaukee, where, I presume, you would also find Little Farmer Little still stuck to the front cover.

I found, instead, a gap there—LFL lost, like a soul—just a void.

So I brought Big Jesus in.

We saw a lot of Him, too, on the road trip, in farmer's fields, expressing reactionary political views.

Bill boarding.

I happen to know a farmer—Ruthie—whose views do not line up that way.

Thank the Lord.

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