We Believe in Christmas by Karen Kingsbury
Geared Towards: Ages 4-7
Published By: Zonderkidz
Publication Date: October 2008
In a day and age when Christmas has become so commercialized and the true meaning behind it all has become lost more often than not, We Believe in Christmas by Karen Kingsbury was a welcome and wonderful book to read. I'm not saying I don't enjoy the commercial aspects just as much as the next person, but I do find it incredibly refreshing to find a book that not only brings to attention the fun commercial aspects of the holiday but one that also tries to draw the reader's focus on the genuine reason behind the Christmas celebration.
I think Kingsbury did a great job of drawing to light the fact that even as we go about our regular holiday traditions, both religious and secular, there's still room to remember the true reason behind it all. When you think of the presents you get and receive, think of the greatest gift of all and how amazing that gift was. When you sing Christmas carols like Silent Night, don't worry if you don't get it exactly right. Remember what the song itself is about and how imperfect that situation could have been and yet how incredible it all turned out. When you think of Santa and how much the little children believe in him, think how much more you can believe in Jesus who has done so much for you.
We Believe in Christmas is well written, beautifully illustrated, and carries with it a weighty message that even the youngest among us can appreciate. No matter what your holiday traditions, enjoy them. But never forget to see the beauty in the true meaning behind it all. Christmas isn't really about Santa and Christmas trees. It's about the Christchild and the amazing gift God gave us the day that He was born.
*Thanks go to Stephanie over at Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists for sending me a copy of this wonderful book for my daughters' collection and for this review opportunity.*
OUR RATING: 5 hearts