Both books for

ages 4 and up.

So this is the cover for the new story. After some prayer, I received this  idea to use the empty tomb. It certainly illustrates the answer to Kelly's question. Here are a few reviews from others:

"Kathy's story takes a simple question from her daughter and shows how to answer it--even when Kelly herself didn't understanding fully what she was asking.  We parents don't always know the right questions to ask, but our Heavenly Father answers us in just the way that we need."

Diana Cunningham

"I gave the book to my grandson and his wife. They  have 3 girls aged 5 and twins who are 3. I think they will enjoy it for years."  Jeannette Bosma

"Children will like it and the scriptures for parents to look up in the Bible are great. Good job my Friend!"

Lidia Molinar

"Children love stories about other children. Tiny ears and eyes find the adventures of their generational peers irresistible. With simplicity and clarity, Kathy Banks and Kelly Renee offer children and families a captivating and beautifully illustrated story, which takes them on a journey through the 'nuts and bolts' of the Gospel. I am confident parents will discover that 'How Do We Know It’s Jesus?' will foster the development of a steadfast and enduring Christian faith in the lives of their children. I fully commend this simple book as a tremendous resource for the 'tool box' of believing parents who desire to lead their children to know and love our Risen Savior."

Pastor Mark A. Wilson, D. Min.

Sierra Baptist Church of Visalia, California

Endorsements & Reviews for "How Do We Know It's Jesus ?"

Every Christian parent wants to teach their children to love Jesus.  Yet the greater gift a parent can give is to teach their children that Jesus loves them.  A parent can give no greater gift to their children than to reveal the love of Christ! This book is an endeavor in that most transformational of  proclamations.
--Rev. Joel Renkema , Lead Pastor

   Visalia Christian Reformed Church


What a lovely outline, or illustration to the questions, and of the book itself. I love it not just because Kathy is my good friend.

God bless you on this journey that you are with Jesus on. You will have more success each and every time you publish a book.

It's beautiful, awesome. And I love the reviews.  But we give all the glory to God.


There is no better time to talk about Jesus to children than bedtime.  Distractions are put away, the lights are low.

Your child has played hard and will soon sleep soundly.

Make use of this time with Kathy Banks’ book, How  Do We Know It’s Jesus? The book will ask and prompt questions

from the curious mind of your children. Though we don’t

have to go into theological deeps in our  answers, providing timely responses to questions from our       children is one

of the most important responsibilities of Christian parents.  This book will provide some stones for building a study foundation on truth  for your child.
--Jim Elliff President,

Christian Communicators Worldwide

"I believe this concept is for 10-13  yr olds. It's a Bible lesson. Your idea of encouraging conversation & questions about who is  Jesus is a great idea. I remember reading stories to my daughters. Keep up your writing, Kathy. Kids need good Christian books and need to accept Jesus into their hearts at a young age."    Hazel

 "God gives us children to teach us the greatest lessons about our relationship to Him.  The time we spend with our kids is being used by our Heavenly Father to teach not only them, but us!" -Diana, Mom of 8

Reviews for "Momma, Do You Remember..."

.. made me CRY...yes, that's a good thing...sweet memories. I love this story!  I'm praying for the Lord to open the doors wide on this and other stories in the future. 

This is a great reminder for parents to choose to take those limited opportunities to spend quality time with their kids.  I say limited, because it's only now that those young years are past that I realize I missed a lot of opportunities.  As a mom of eight,  I spent a good deal of time reading & talking at bedtime, but I still regret not spending more time with them!

.Diana Cunningham, Colorado Springs

I think it's a beautiful story. An encouragement, not only to parents, but also to me as a sister  and daughter not to let time, business or tiredness keep me from seeking to have meaningful, quality, talks  and moments with my family,  like are had in this story at bedtime, while I still can. 
Jessica Cunningham

Beautiful illustrations, Kelly Renee is so talented. Your book is a great reminder that night time is an excellent opportunity to have meaningful, thought provoking and often life changing conversations   with our children, with the most important question in life being, “Who is Jesus Christ to them?”

Shauna Horsting 


Good going! 

Any Christian literature is a good thing 

and will do a good work somewhere, sometime.
God bless you.
Jim Jones

It’s like a little Bible Study.

Great job, Kathy. 

It helps children see what it means

to accept Jesus as Savior.
Brenda DeJong



I think the book would benefit Bible Study classes an classrooms.