Monday, November 23, 2015

Christmas Time: It’s All About Jesus,

Illustrated by Alicia Young
(Aneko Press, 2015), pb., 28 pp.
Ages 2-9

You might be tempted to overlook this book as just one more Christmas story with simply a cute story & very little biblical content. But, that would be a real mistake! I was pleasantly surprised by this one.  The author retells the Christmas story following very closely the accounts from Matthew and Luke in poetic form. I was impressed by how careful she was to follow the biblical text, and the nice poetry made the reading even more fun and engaging.

Part of the Christmas tradition in our house is retelling the Christmas story on Christmas morning. The form of the retelling has grown with our children, often involving them acting out, with little figurines, what I read. If we had had this little book when our kids were smaller, I would have used this for our reading. It is that good.

So, as you prepare for Christmas this year, this is a fun, readable book- one which your children might continue to read for themselves, as mine have. We warmly commend it to you as we prepare to celebrate the wonder of the Incarnation.

In fact, I have an extra copy to give away! Pass on word about this review and you will be entered in the drawing to receive a free copy. You can link to this on Twitter (@rvannest), Facebook, or your own site. Provide your link in the comments here to insure I see it and enter you in the contest.

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At 12:31 PM, Blogger erin said...

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At 12:36 PM, Blogger Ray Van Neste said...


At 1:20 PM, Anonymous Zach Young said...

I shared this on Twitter.

At 1:38 PM, Blogger Ray Van Neste said...

Sure you did, Zach. I don't see it on there!


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