Book Review—Jesus Came for Me

We teach little ones that we celebrate Christmas because Jesus was born. But what does Jesus’ coming mean to preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades?

This board book with three short stories, just long enough for a young child’s attention span, seeks to expand their understanding with concepts they can hold on to as they grow. Read More…

– Diane

Book Review—Mouse’s Christmas Gift

When it comes to celebrations, little things can make a big difference. That’s true whether you’re a boy handcrafting a simple wreath for the village church door, or, well, whether you’re a small mouse doing all you can to keep Christmas. Read More…

– Diane

Book Review—The Giving Manger

Part of a boxed set, this new book encourages giving gifts to Jesus at Christmas by serving and helping others.

As Christmas approaches, Anne and Ben learn there will be more gifts than usual this holiday season. They are surprised, saddened, and a bit angry to discover that doesn’t mean more gifts for them, but gifts of love and service to others. Read More…

– Diane

Book Review—The Advent Storybook

If you want your children to understand why we celebrate Christmas, help them understand Advent first.

Advent, the 40-day period leading up to Christmas, is a season of watching and waiting for what Christmas delivers—the arrival of the Savior.

In 25 short stories with traditional artwork, this picture storybook for use during Advent shows children and families why Jesus came and why He is the reason for rejoicing. Read More…

– Diane

Book Review—The Epic Bible

Suitably sophisticated, this new retelling of the biblical story as a graphic novel serves its subject matter and its intended audience—teens and young adults—well, epically! Read More…

– Diane

Book Review—Dive In! Devotions for Kids

I firmly believe that the best way to get to know God is by reading His Word, so this new devotional had me on board with one look at the cover:

“Go deep with God, by understanding His Word.”

And with the very first devotion:

“This book will help you get to know God by reading the Bible. Like learning any good thing—playing an instrument or a sport, for example—that takes time and practice. Don’t get discouraged if it’s hard at first. Dive in and read God’s story! The main character loves you and He can’t wait to spend time with you.”

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– Diane