Looking for a traditional and charming rendition of the Christmas story to read to a 4-to 7-year old in your life? Tim Dowley's My First Story of Christmas retells the biblical account in simple terms, complete with bright, cheery illustrations that are sure to put a smile on the face of the reader. This Christmas, give the children in your life the best gift of all--a story that explains the reason for the season. Make this the Christmas book that your children will treasure for years. They'll read it over and over again each holiday season.
About the Author
TIM DOWLEY, a native of London, holds a bachelor¿s degree in history and a doctorate in church history, both from the University of Manchester, England. He has written a number of children's stories and books on biblical subjects and the history of Christianity, as well as works on music and literature. A few of his latest books include Bible Atlas, A Public Faith: From Constantine to the Medieval World AD 312-600, My First Story of Christmas, and Bedtime Book of Bible Stories. Tim has traveled extensively, particularly in Israel, Turkey and other biblical lands. He lives in Clapham, South London, with his wife and family.
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My First Story of Christmas
By TIM DOWLEY
Moody PublishersCopyright © 2003 Lion Hudson
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One day God sent the angel Gabriel to Mary. "Don't be afraid!" he said. "God is pleased with you."
When at last they arrived in Bethlehem, Mary was very tired. They knocked at the door of an inn.
That night, with the donkey and cows standing close,
"Tonight a special baby has been born in Bethlehem.
in the stable - and baby Jesus lying in a manger.
At the time that Jesus was born, in a far country wise men were looking at the night sky.
"Look!" said one. "I've never seen that new star before."
So the wise men set out on a long, hard journey,
They gave him rich presents: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
And just as God sent Jesus as the best gift of all.
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