Each Autumn I browse through all the new Christmas books for children, looking for the one that I like best. I have four grandchildren, so the ritual is of considerable significance. This year I have chosen a lovely book that will undoubtedly enrich the hearts of many children this Christmas.
The Good News of Christmas: Celebrating the Glory of Christ’s Birth Story (Harvest House) tells the story of how God promised His people long ago that He would send a savior. After many centuries, the long-anticipated Messiah came to save the world and usher in the kingdom of heaven.
The angelic visitation of Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, the birth of Jesus, and the visitations by shepherds and wise men from afar are simply told and beautifully illustrated. The Good News of Christmas adheres tightly to the actual events as portrayed in the scriptures and does not deviate from the biblical story. The illustrations by Sian James are realistic, yet rich and colorful enough to appeal to a young child.
In the closing pages of The Good News of Christmas, Rousseaux Brasseur explains why the ancient Christmas story is not only historically true but is also good news for us today. If we open our hearts to the good news of Jesus and his kingdom, we too can receive the glorious Christmas gift from God – the good news of Jesus Christ.
-Darrel Holcombe, Owner
Sanctuary Christian Books and Gifts
Colonial Promenade, Alabaster