Monday, October 6, 2014

Review: The First Christmas by:Janice D. Green

 The First Christmas
About the Book:
The First Christmas, by Janice Green and illustrated by Violet Vandor, tells the account of the birth of Jesus Christ. Adults and children alike will enjoy snuggling up to share these thirteen colorful scenes and the engaging discussion questions as this timeless story unfolds. Even older readers may be surprised to learn something new as they read again of the Messiah's birth.

My Review:
 God decide that one day we would need a Savior, so He sent us His precious Son to fulfill the prophecy set out many years previous that was told about in the Old Testament. So it was that a young woman by the name of Mary would usher the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes into this world in order that He would save us all from our own sins. We have heard the story told many times and have each probably read it for ourselves, but the author has provided us with a more unique way to read this sweet book to our children, she has made it interactive by providing questions at the bottom of the page. By doing this she is able to connect with our children on a more personal and deeper level.

 As a very neat way to draw your children in deeper to learning about this special gift to mankind, the author provides a craft type activity in the back of the book. This is a very special time of year that needs to be gone over with our children and starting at a very young age gives them a better understanding. My 4 year old enjoyed reading about "his Jesus" and I loved reading it to him. If you are interested in learning more, you can at this link.

Disclosure of Material: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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