Charles Dickens, born in 1812, is one of the great English novelists author of such classics as A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist. He wrote The Life of Our Lord in 1849 expressly for his children. Although it was never published during his lifetime, it represents the sincere efforts of a loving father to teach his children about the life of Christ in a simple, beautiful, and instructive way. Dickens s opening lines reflect his deep love of the Savior: For everybody ought to know about Him. No one ever lived who was so good, so kind, so gentle . . . Richly illustrated by renowned artist Simon Dewey, this 200th anniversary limited edition volume features more than twenty memorable scenes from the life of Christ in a book the entire family will enjoy.