God Gave Us Christmas is a sweet story of a little bear cub that asks his Mommy to help him find Santa. Instead she suggests they look for God. On their journey together Moma bear points out God's light through the northern lights, His power that is able to move glaciers, the morning star, a surprise flower that bloomed unexpected. With each discovery Moma bear points her cub to the real reason for celebration: the birth of Jesus. God Gave Us Christmas is clever and delicate at explaining that Jesus is more important and exciting than Santa. This is accomplished without denying Santa's existance, but recognizing him as a reminder to be generous and caring to others. The illustrations are also very impressive.
This precious book is how Little Cub realizes that God Gave Us Christmas! Little Cub was very curious about how and where Christmas was "vented" as she says. (invented) Little Cub's mother wisely explains that Jesus is more important than Santa Clause.Little Cub and Mama take a trip to "find God". They found evidence of Him everywhere! Little Cub is so full of questions, but Mama is able to answer each one with wisdom.It is wonderful having a book that is easy reading and explains that "Jesus is the best present of all!" This book would be a great Christmas gift for the young person in your life.
I thought that God Gave Us Christmas answered some great questions for children in ways that make for more in-depth discussion. The story is enjoyable and beautifully illustrated by David Hohn. I would suggest that this book is for children over the age of 3 or for those who have started asking questions about Christmas, Santa, Jesus birth, etc.