Here is the story of the historical Saint Nicholas, who was a servant of God. Through him, God's love was reflected to others. The story touches on the ministry of Nicholas and his generous gift of a dowry to three young girls as a response to God's love in Jesus. And it brings application to our own lives as we, too, respond with grateful hearts to God's great gift of love to us.
Combining museum-quality artwork and family friendly language, this book clearly articulates how God showered His love upon us through Christ and helps children see that our own gift-giving is a grateful response to the sacrificial gift of God's Son. Recommended for ages 5 and up, 32 pages.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 32 Vendor: Concordia Publishing House Publication Date: 2003 Dimensions: 10 X 9 (inches)
ISBN: 0758603762 ISBN-13: 9780758603760 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Ages: 4-8
His true story became today's legend of Santa Claus. He may be known as Santa Claus today, but his real name was Nicholas. His true story became today's legend of Santa Claus. A Christian bishop, Nicholas's generosity was a faith-filled response to God's own gift--His only Son, Jesus Christ. With Saint Nicholas, parents, teachers, and grandparents can teach children of all ages that Christmas is a time to celebrate that God showers His love upon them through Christ and that gift giving is in grateful response to that love.
Lacking both the crisp style and substance of Demi's thorough introduction to
the saint (see above), Stiegemeyer's (Thanksgiving, noted above) effort
oversimplifies its subject. Here the author narrows the biographical focus to
one of Nicholas's legendary good deeds (he secretly leaves money for a needy
local family). Much of the text whips up an overly excited, teacherly tone
("However, God is even more generous and loving still!") and the most solid
information is contained in an author's note that begins "Dear Grown-up." The
white-bearded Nicholas's face, caught in moments of compassion and reverence,
dominates many of Ellison's (King of the Stable) realistic and technically
proficient paintings. Ages 5-up. (July) Copyright 2003 Reed Business