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The Jesus Story

Meet the Illustrator

When Don Hammatt first talked to me about illustrating "The Jesus Story", I was delighted! Then, I was overwhelmed. No one knows what Jesus looked like, so who am I, to even try?


So, I prayed, "Lord, help me to show who You are, and not what You look like", then it was much easier. It was His tender touch, the looks of love and joy as He ministered.  It was His ability to look in the face of those that persecuted Him, and forgive. Don prayed over every word, and I prayed over every illustration.


"Jesus in Me", is a simple picture of His life in us, as we trust in Him, and walk by faith. Don Hammatt lived his life in such a way that anyone who spent time with him saw Jesus.  God gave His faithful servant a vision, and a heart that found joy in serving. I have been so blessed to have worked with him on these books, but even more honored to have been his friend.   What a joy to see this ministry span the globe, and touch lives.  Praise Him!


 - Christine (Anthony) Leone

Christine (Anthony) Leone is a working artist, who lives in Olympia Fields, Illinois. She has been painting murals in homes and businesses for over 30 years. She is an award-winning, Distinguished member of Chicago Pastel Painters and has illustrated several books.  Christine is married, has three grown daughters and four granddaughters..

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