25 Stories of Advent--December 3

Today's first book is a classic; you might have had a copy when you were a child. The Christmas Story by Jane Werner is a sweet re-telling of the familiar story in Luke in the child-friendly format of a Little Golden Book. The timeless illustrations by Eloise Wilkins add to the traditional feeling that will make this book a keepsake. I found our copy at a local toy shop. It can be ordered online as well.

Our second book is a newer, original story by Lisa Tawn Bergren. God Gave Us Christmas  is told as Mama Bear's answer to Little Cub's question, "Who 'vented Christmas?"

Mama Bear and Little Cub venture out into winter where Mama Bear shows her cub God at work in the Northern Lights explaining that Jesus is the Light of the World. As they continue their exploration Little Cub sees other aspects of God's nature and hears Mama Bears explanation that leads Little Cub to the realization that "Jesus is the best present of all." God Gave Us Christmas, (Waterbrook Press, 2006).

What's your favorite Christmas book?

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