The Whole World Needs Jesus

A read-aloud children's book about God's Great Commission!


 (Be sure to also see our matching children's book: The Fishless Fisherman.) 



The Whole World Needs Jesus is a delightful read-aloud book for the whole family to enjoy - with a focus on the Gospel and God's Great Commission!

(Especially for younger children, ages 4-8)


For Parents & Grandparents:

Moms and Dads, you're going to have so much fun reading this mission-minded book to your children! The rhyming text is especially geared for younger kids and the whimsical illustrations (and mission-message) will be enjoyed by everyone!

If you're a grandparent, this is a great book with a strong Gospel-message. You'll enjoy reading the pages to your grandchildren or giving the book as a special gift. The message will encourage your decendants (both your grandkids and "grown-kids") for God's Great Commission!

For Churches, Teachers & Children's Ministers:

The Whole World Needs Jesus is a great addition to any church or Christian school. It's a perfect length to read aloud in a classroom -- from nursery, to children's church -- and it could also be a wonderful baby dedication gift - to encourage parents to train and disciple their family with a focus on God's eternal purposes and reaching people for Jesus.

For Missionaries, Mission Organizations & Partners:

Our prayer is for The Whole World Needs Jesus to really help to promote global missions - both at home and overseas. The text clearly presents the Gospel message and the focus gives appreciation to both those who GO and those who SUPPORT, through praying and giving.

The Whole World Needs Jesus could be a wonderful encouragement as a GIFT to overseas missionaries with young children (And guess what? Our very first book sale was purchased give to a missionary couple, both medical doctors with a couple little kids, serving Syrian refugees in Lebanon! How cool is that?) --  If you're a missionary, this book could also be an appreciation gift for YOU to give to your special partners with children or grandchildren or to give to your primary supporting churches.


Author: Ann Dunagan
Illustrator: Caela Rose Buhholtz
Publisher: Harvest Ministry 
ISBN: 978-57818209-48
Book Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.5 x 11




The Whole World Needs Jesus is delightful and inspiring with its rhythmic cadence and beautifully creative illustrations — and the message to GO! I'm thankful to be in the grandparent-ing season and can't wait to enjoy this book with our grandchildren. Thank you! — Susie Phillips - Grandma from Oregon

The Whole World Needs Jesus is a beautiful book with the best message. Thank you for writing this book which has quickly become my girls' favorite. And the pictures are so fun and funny. We love this book! — Nicole Stranz - Mother of 3

As an Intercessor, The Whole World Needs Jesus moved my heart. Not just for my need to pray more into missions, but to teach our children and grandchildren to pray for missions and missionaries. Caela Rose did an outstanding job expressing God’s heart for His world through her illustrations. Beautiful! — Christy Berthold - Women’s Bible Teacher

The Whole World Needs Jesus was written as a call to the Great Commission in a way even the youngest can understand. I love Ann's ministry and heart for missions that can be felt behind every word. As a veteran homeschooling mom of seven who traveled around the world with the message of Jesus, Ann ignites so much hope in me that my family will be able to do the same as we endeavor to make the treasured commission of our Lord Jesus our first priority in this life. — Ruby (Joye) Dicharry,



Note: If you are a mission ministry, blogger or ministry leader interested in helping to promote this book, please refer to our KIDS BOOK - BLOGGER INFO - with a special video from Ann  - and use the hashtag #wholeworldneedsjesus on all social media sites. Also, if you are a Christian ministry, mission organization, retail bookstore or online distributor interested in selling this book, we are seeking at least six partnering ministries or stores to help see these books get into the hands of families and children. Please email [email protected] for information.


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