Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Book Review “God Gave us Christmas”

In all the anticipation of Christmas, I managed to make sure to find some great books that point to the birth of Jesus for Elizabeth to enjoy in the years to come. Like most families, courtesy of Pinterest of course, we’re starting a tradition of giving Elizabeth a Christmas book and jammies on Christmas Eve. This year she received “Song of the Stars” by Sally Lloyd Jones (same author of our favorite children’s bible) but this book would’ve been a great option as well.

When I chose this book to review through this awesome program (any blogger can do this for free) I was anxious to get it and read the story. Incidentally Elizabeth received it as well from her Grandma so we now have 2 copies. May be good for a giveaway soon:)

This is a great book. As I mentioned before, Santa won’t be visiting our house but that doesn’t mean we won’t talk about him, watch movies about him, and read about him. This book takes both Santa and Jesus and gives justice to each one without spoiling the surprise just in case Santa’s comin’ to your house!

Our favorite polar bears go on an adventure to find Jesus in the everyday because God can be felt, seen, heard, and experienced in everyday life. It’s really a neat way for little kids and adults to remember that God is everywhere. While the book doesn’t explicitly go through the story of Jesus’ birth it does a great job building anticipation for the day of His birth by reminding us all how near Jesus is and how special His birth is.

As we continue to build our library of Christmas books to use throughout advent and the Christmas season, I’m glad I found this one. It will be a great addition to our library and so fun to read as we anticipate the birth of Jesus!

(Disclaimer: I was given this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review)

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