In the vein of other popular wordless picture books, like Jerry
Pinkney's wordless edition of The Lion and the Mouse and Aaron
Becker's Journey, Shine is a beautiful story of how one person can
change their world and be a positive influence on the people around
them. The main character, Mia, is an eight-year-old girl whose love
for Jesus is visually expressed through beautiful color that flows
from her to the people she encounters daily. Each day before Mia
leaves her home, she spends time showing her devotion for Jesus.
She is shown reading her Bible, praying, doing chores, dancing, and
being inspired by the creation around her. Every morning, colorful
Mia walks out into a dreary, dark city. The cityscape and the
people are monochromatic, and the crowd walks with their heads down
as if they have no hope--until one little boy notices Mia and the
light and color she brings into the otherwise drab and colorless
city. The boy eventually crosses the street to walk with Mia and
join in her silent mission to spread life and light, and he too
becomes full of color. Each day more and more people notice and
begin to join Mia, and as they do, the city and the people fill
with more and more color. These people who begin to join Mia are
also shown worshipping Jesus in devotional time. Just as in real
life, there are some people who resist the change and the light and
love Mia tries to share. Those who reject Mia's message remain
monochromatic and without hope while the city and the people around
them are walking in the city full of light and life. Mia looks out
across the city, now mostly filled with life and color, and
realizes it is time to move on to a new place where there are more
hopeless people, living in a lifeless city who need the light and
life that Jesus offers.
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