If your friend has no idea who Jesus is then the first place to start is to say to her, ‘why don’t you ask Him who He is?’ I had been in the faith for many years and thought I knew Jesus but I didn’t really know Him at all, being really an adult ‘child’ in the faith. So one day I asked God to show me who Jesus is and after this I have been on a wonderful discovery of Jesus.
Please don’t overwhelm your friend with lots of material to read, your friend may just think it’s all too much to be bothered with. The Catholic faith can seem overwhelming in it’s richness and vast amount of things to take in and then on top of that all the devotional stuff as well…it can seem a totally overwhelming thing and may make your friend feel like they can never possibly handle all of it.
As another poster suggested, just sit and listen to your friend to begin with without starting a mission to hand to your friend every bit of material you can lay your hands on! Pray to the Holy Spirit to inspire your heart to respond to hers in His Spirit.
If there is a Bible study group at your Parish, you may ask your friend along there, so that your friend may get to know our Lord in the Sacred Scripture and learn about Him this way.
Another way of telling someone about Jesus is to tell them what the Lord has done for you and how faith leads and shapes your life. Your friend already values your opinion enough to ask you for it, so share with your friend your own journey in faith.
You could also ask your friend if they would like to come into the Church and pray with you, perhaps at some time when there are very few people around, say in the week at the end of a Mass. Being before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the place to receive graces to learn about Him
I know you will be sensitive to your friend’s heart, but remember your journey in faith is not the same as anyone else’s and no two people love God the same, so beware to let her express herself the way she needs to, simply offer her to God and He will work by the power of the Holy Spirit in her heart, mind and soul.
Remember also what will lead one person to Jesus will not lead another, each follows the same narrow path, but is brought there by differing means. You know your friend’s personality so tailor your conversations to this.
Most of all, if you want to effectively show someone Jesus, pray for them!
I often pray this prayer: Good Teacher, teach me.
I will keep your friend and yourself in my prayers.
God Bless you and much love and peace to you