This is a children's picture book edition of the best-selling adult book of the same title. Using illustrations and age-appropriate text, this children's edition features passages of scripture along with original text to tell the story of the birth of Jesus and provides ideas for family traditions that young children can understand to make the holiday more Christ-centered. Each spread uses one person from the nativity story to illustrate a theme and suggests one activity a child can do to remember the lesson learned from that character. For example, the story introduces Mary and talks about the search for an inn where she could stay with Joseph and give birth to her baby. The book then presents a question for the child to ponder--"How could you make room for the baby Jesus as part of your Christmas celebration this year?"--and an activity to do--"Place an empty stable somewhere in your home where you can see it every day until Christmas." Combining the biblical version told by Luke and Matthew with a beautiful story line and wonderfully charming, full-color illustrations, this book will help make Christ the focus of your celebrations this year.
|Publisher:||Shadow Mountain Publishing|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||11.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Emily Belle Freeman is a popular inspirational speaker. She co-authors a blog about putting faith into everyday acts at www.multiplygoodness.com. She is a wife and mother of four. David Butler is a high school religious educator and motivational speaker and writer. He and his family live in the Mountain West. Ryan Jeppesen is an accomplished illustrator, painter, sculptor, and toy maker.