I’d like to thank Christian Focus 4 Kids for sending me The Christmas Story by Carine Mackenzie in return for my honest review, and also for providing a book to give away!
The Bible does a wonderful job of telling the Christmas story. It is, after all, God’s Word. The Bible is all about Jesus.
It’s so fun to have a Christmas story book for children, though, that your kids can hold, look at the pictures, and ask you to read again and again!
Christmas Story Book for Children
Here’s what I love about The Christmas Story: The Bible Version by Carine Mackenzie (CF4K, 2014):
- It’s in chronological order. The accounts of Jesus’ birth in the Gospels all highlight different aspects of his story. Here they’re all told together.
- It’s faithful to the biblical account.
- There are 19 numbered 2-page spreads, so if you’d like, you can read a small part of the story each day leading up to Christmas.
- It starts with Adam, addresses the prophets, and then tells the story of Christ’s birth. The whole Bible is addressed. Because the Bible is all about Jesus.
- The book ends with “God’s Gift to Us” and a picture of a girl and boy under a Christmas tree. Mrs. Mackenzie explains why Christmas is a time for rejoicing for all Christians, and quickly tells the story of Jesus’ life, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension.
- I really like Carine Mackenzie’s storytelling.
- The illustrations by Natascia Ugliano are whimsical pastels that just make me happy. (There are no pictures of Jesus’ face, for those who require that detail.)
Purchase The Christmas Story: The Bible Version
The Christmas Story: The Bible Version is a great addition to every Christian family’s library.
or Christian Book: The Christmas Story
Your kids can learn about the Bible, who God is and more with this fun daily devotional for kids. With 12-months of Bible verses calendar printable sheets, your family will concentrate on a monthly focus. There are six days of reading each week, each day with it’s own focus within the monthly theme.
Your 12-month Bible verse calendar has themed devotions focusing on:
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- The Church
- The Holy Spirit
- The Fruit of the Spirit
- Our Father
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