Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas uniquely teaches the Christmas story to your children by starting at creation and sharing that Jesus has always been present and that God has always had a plan for Christmas. Bible verses and Jesus Calling devotions are on every spread of this beautifully illustrated book with foil and glitter on the cover.
Teach your children the story of Christmas . . . starting from creation! In Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas, children will discover that God always had a plan for Christmas.
Christ was chosen before the world was made.
—1 Peter 1:20
The Christmas story began long, long ago. Before the angel Gabriel told Mary she would have God’s Son. Before the shepherds saw the angels and before the wise men saw the star.
Even before the sun and the moon shone for the first time, before the first cows ever moooed and the first monkeys ever climbed! Before Adam and Even took their first walk in the Garden of Eden, God had a plan for Christmas.
From the beginning of time, God had a plan to save his children. That plan was Jesus!
Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas is a durable board book that will hold up for even the most active families. Curl up with your little ones around the Christmas tree with Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas.
About the Author
Sarah Young, the author of the bestselling 365-day devotionals Jesus Always and Jesus Calling®, has sold more than 25 million books worldwide. Jesus Calling® has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarah's writings include Jesus Calling®, Jesus Today™, Jesus Lives™, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling® for Little Ones, Jesus Calling® Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling®: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence, each encouraging readers in their journeys toward intimacy with Christ. Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years. They currently live in the United States.
Katya Longhi studied at the Art Academy in Florence. Since then she has studied illustration at Nemo NT Academy of Digital Arts. When she was a child she drew everything she saw—she has countless drawings of ice cream and Snoopy! Katya completed several animation and illustration workshops, which she found invaluable as they helped her establish her style, and were the stimulation for her passion. In her spare time, Katya loves to read fairytales and collect snow globes. She currently works as a freelance illustrator based in Vercelli, where she lives with her very own Prince Charming! She has also exhibited in numerous art exhibitions throughout Italy.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As my son continues to grow older, he continues to ask more and more questions about Christmas. I've been looking for some great books to share with him about the true meaning of Christmas and why it's more important to focus on Jesus than Santa, and this one will be a special one for years to come. In Sarah Young's signature style of many of her Jesus Calling books, she uses scripture and devotions throughout her book, as she teaches children that Christmas began even before Jesus was born- it began at Creation! If you're looking for a great Christmas book to share with your children this Christmas season, this is one I highly recommend! You will fall in love with it, just as I have!
JESUS CALLING: The Story of Christmas is the latest in the series, and especially designed for children. This would be a great gift - story - for your favorite preschooler or early elementary student. The illustrations are lovely, and will hold the children's attention. I really like how Bible verses are quoted in the story. It starts at when the angel appears to Mary and talks about her cousin Elizabeth, and Joseph, and talks about the small family fleeing to Egypt and then their return to Israel and what His ministry was like on earth. There is also a lovely takeaway and a "letter from Jesus." I highly recommend this book for a great addition to your Christmas. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
The Jesus Calling series of books by Sarah Young have been my devotions for the past few years. My son and I have also done the regular children's devotional books. I was excited to see there is a special Jesus Calling:The Story of Christmas book. Jesus Calling:The Story of Christmas has twelve devotional readings for young children. At the start of the book, after the presentation page, Sarah Young write a one page letter to parents and grandparents telling about her family and why she wrote the book as well as her hopes for the book. I especially liked this added touch. The book then goes into the brightly illustrated pages with the devotions, most of which are on two pages. Each devotion has a Scripture reading, followed be the devotion and ending with a reminder of who Jesus is and what he does in the Jesus Calling section. I think Jesus Calling:The Story of Christmas would be a great addition to any family's Christmas readings and traditional books to use year after year. If you are a fan of the other Jesus Calling series books, it will be especially meaningful. The book is suggested for ages four to eight and that seems about right as I read through it. Of course, it would make a great book for the whole family to enjoy together with all ages. The pages are a fairly heavy stock and should last a good long time with care. I would recommend it to any family as an addition to their Christmas tradition library. I received a copy of this book at no charge from Tommy Nelson. I was not required to write a positive review.