Around Christmas we say that “Jesus is the reason for the season.” How can we find ways to help our children see how important it was for Jesus to be born as a baby. Why do we celebrate his birth? It all revolves around how God promised long ago to send a special King. Every king’s birth is royal and special, but Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph in a manger in the midst of stable animals. Mary and Joseph were told that Mary would give birth to a special baby, a king, and the shepherds and the wise men were told that God’s king had been born. While the book revolves around the months before and after Jesus’ birth, the final page ends showing that this King is Jesus, and it shows four pictures of Jesus as an adult sawing wood, teaching crowds, dying on a cross, and reigning as the resurrected King. He is the new King, the resurrected King, and the forever King.
This is the shorter version of the The Christmas Promise book, which I haven’t yet read. So I don’t actually know what information was left out. But the illustrations are good and exciting for little kids. Since it’s a board book, I’ve written below that the age range goes from 1-5 years. Micah had plenty of board books at the one-year mark, and the teeth marks are there to prove it. It’s a great way to simply tell the Christmas story, especially through pictures for the smallest children, over and over again. The story is simple, and it repeatedly emphasizes that Jesus is the King, and he will reign forever. There is more to Christmas than presents. We have a King who gives us not only eternal life, but also himself.
- Series: Tales That Tell the Truth
- Author: Alison Mitchell
- Illustrator: Catalina Echeverri
- Age Range: 1-5 years
- Board book: 16 pages
- Publisher: The Good Book Company (October 1, 2019)
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