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Christmas Crossroads based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
A Wonderful Choose Your Own Adventure Book When my son was growing up, he loved reading "Choose Your Own Adventure" books. He would read them over and over just to choose a different path and see what happened. In this book there are three journeys to take with three different characters from the time of Jesus' birth. It is where you as a parent, grandparent or Sunday School teacher can discover with your children as you take this Christmas journey together. Journey 1 is a trip with a shepherd boy, Journey 2 is with a young girl from Bethlehem, and the final journey is with a boy from Parthia. Each journey includes decisions and the implications for those decisions. This book lets the reader explore Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and even journey across the desert with the Wise Men's caravan. Christmas Crossroads is for children who've wondered what they might have seen if they were in Bethlehem when Christ was born. It is extremely entertaining with engaging characters. This is a must for family libraries as well as church libraries. It can be read more than once to see what happens and learn more about the time and birth of Jesus. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
What a fun read! It's a "you choose" adventure with many options to allow the reader to experience different aspects of what life might have been like the night Jesus was born. I ended up making every choice so I could soak up all the rich, well-researched details. Even though this is written for young readers, I learned a lot. This would be a terrific family read aloud during Advent, or a lovely gift for a young person.