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Friday, November 13, 2015
Christmas Time by Sue Murray Barksdale with giveaway
About the Book
Since Christmas is such a captivating time of year, it’s the perfect setting for telling children about the miracle of the Lord Jesus Christ’s birth. Using selected passages from the first chapters of the gospels of Matthew and Luke, Christmas Time – It’s All About Jesus tells the story of Jesus’ birth in a delightfully poetic and child-like way. The sensational illustrations create an unforgettable image, so a child can always remember the true meaning of Christmas.
As an added bonus, Pastor Russ and Sue have developed devotionals to be used by families to enrich their Christmas celebrations. These are complete with attributes and names of Jesus, questions for discussion, and activities to do as a family to share Christ with those around them. Coupled together, this story and devotionals will enhance your celebration of Christmas during the season and all year long!
Christmas Time is a nice book geared toward 3-8 year olds. The rhyming meter is catchy for the preschooler to want to listen to the story and easy for the beginning reader to take on reading the book by them self. The true message of Christmas is very much in this book. I'm a believer in making sure children know what Christmas is really all about. This book definitely qualifies. I also like the fact that there are pages at the end of the book to use as resource tools for understanding the true meaning and celebration. The illustrations are big and bold and fun loving. I like the way the words wave across the page they aren't in one straight line. You can take a peek inside the book here.
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About the Author
Sue Murray Barksdale has been a pastor’s wife, mom, and educator for over 30 years. She and her husband Russ live in Arlington, Texas, where Russ pastors the multi-site The Church on Rush Creek, a multi-site church. Sue has a BS in Elementary Education from The University of Houston and enjoys teaching at a public charter school in their neighborhood.
Russ and Sue consider their relationship with their grown children and spouses and their six beautiful grandchildren as one of the greatest blessings in life! Their desire to leave a legacy of Christ-centered lives motivated them to write this book for their own family and all the children in their sphere of influence. This is Sue’s second book, her first being G.I.F.T.S.: A Prayer Book for Kids and Those Who Love Them.
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