1. Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas, Hardcover
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    Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas, Hardcover
    Sarah Young
    Thomas Nelson / 2018 / Hardcover
    $11.49 Retail: $17.99 Save 36% ($6.50)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews Video
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  1. Tennessee
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    Jesus Calling The Story of Christmas by Sarah Young
    July 5, 2019
    Pat
    Tennessee
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    This is a beautifully illustrated book and captures attention quickly. The narrative tells the story of Jesus through Abraham and the prophets foretelling His birth. The story continues with Mary and Joseph, Jesus's birth and the shephards and wise men. It moves on to tell of the escape to Egypt and Jesus growing up in Nazareth. Then the author misses the great opportunity to share the critical component of the gospel and an eternal relationship with Jesus. The book states " Jesus loved people more than anyone who has ever lived on the earth. He died so that all the bad things we do can be forgiven and we can live forever with Him in heaven."

    No. Jesus died AND ROSE AGAIN so that we can be forgiven and live forever with Jesus. The resurrection is what separates Christianity from all other world religions. It is THE narrative that children must learn to understand the full scope of the love of Jesus and how to have eternal life. In spite of developing a beautiful book, by excluding the resurrection, the author has missed the essence of the gospel message. The author concludes the book with another troubling sentence, "This Christmas, remember that God loves you so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to the world so He could spend forever with you." No. God sent His son Jesus to the world so we can choose to spend forever in heaven with Him.

    The narrative misses a great opportunity to differentiate Jesus from any other world religion leader and thereby misses "Jesus Calling".
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful, spiritual and an excellent reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.
    January 15, 2019
    Mandy
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    *I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts below are my own.

    This well planned book is sure to be a family favorite this Christmas season! A beautifully illustrated children's version of the Christmas story that details the prophecies and events leading up to Jesus birth and after. It is an excellent resource for families to read together at the Christmas season and use to discuss the true meaning of the holiday season. Not only does this adorable book have scripture laden throughout it in the form of easy-to-comprehend little blurbs, but it is spiritually sound as author Sarah Young narrates the Christmas story. Near the end of the book, there is a message to children from Jesus and it is heartwarming and truthful.

    Since my daughter is just under one, this book was a highlight for her with its bursts of colorful illustrations that she loved. It is a bit mature for really young children in terms of wording, so it's best read with a parent who can encourage insightful study and answer questions a child might have. The book is paper pages so in that respect its better suited for older children, or toddlers who are gentle with books. (UPDATE: After posting this review, I learned this book is available as a board book!) Because the content is rich in spirituality, this book is appropriate for multiple ages with older children benefiting the most, however, it is one I intend to read to my little girl each Christmas. In our home, we don't shy from the reality of what our Lord went through in his young days being sought out by King Herod or taken to the cross to die for our sins. We want our children to understand these things at an early age and this particular book is a great gateway in explaining how and why our Lord came to earth as well as the reasons He loves us as His children.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great for even after the Christmas season!
    January 9, 2019
    Blinking Writer
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    My family and I thoroughly enjoyed Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas by Sarah Young. Sarah Young wrote the story of Jesus as a timeless truth that young ones will be able to understand. She added verses and even a "Jesus Calling" at the end of each page to give more depth to the story. My boys loved the pictures and we'll be reading this book throughout the whole year! Not just through the Christmas season.
  4. West Branch, MI
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Young Devotional
    November 8, 2018
    cristi6
    West Branch, MI
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    This was enjoyable from cover to cover. There are 13 small devotions for kids. The pictures are very well done to cover what Sarah Young is trying to bring across. This begins before the earth was ever formed and goes through when Joseph and Mary moved with Jesus to Nazareth. This is easy reading and I believe kids of many ages would like this book. This would make an excellent Christmas gift!

    I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
  5. NJ
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Perfect Read
    November 5, 2018
    Nay Denise
    NJ
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is such a stunning book for toddlers! As a fan of Sarah Young's devotionals, I knew I wanted something for my son. The artwork is stunning! My son loved it. As a mother, I look for books that help my child understand more about God, Christ and their love for us. This book is focused on the story of Christmas which is the birth of Christ. I love that it focuses on a key scripture, gives a two or three paragraphs explaining that scripture and then a piece called "Jesus Calling" which is where the first person letter from Christ comes into effect.

    As a parent and as a ministry leader I feel like this book is such a great one to have and utilize with younger children.
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