Purchased this product several years ago and have enjoyed using it as a tool to get our "focus" on the true gift of Christmas. We have friends, and/or family, over and pass out each book to those attending. We then read the books in order, thus everyone has a part in the telling of Jesus coming to earth for our salvation. It is a special time together followed by blowing out the candle on Jesus' birthday cake.
I was very excited to get this book set / advent calendar. I ordered one for me, one for my sister and one for my brother-in-law's family. As soon as they came, I eagerly read each book and then promptly repacked them for a return. I will not spend time reading books to my children that tell an inaccurate or embellished account of Jesus' birth. I don't know why anyone would. I certainly wish that I had noticed the one review that calls the books historical fiction. I never would have purchased them.
I received this calendar as a gift 18 years ago when my son was born. I used it through 2 children and still love it. We would read one "book" each night, then hang them on a little tree that I had in the children's rooms. Now, I am buying it for special friends with young children.