Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holiday Books Day 3: To Whom the Angel Spoke (and Giveaway hints)

Each day leading up to Christmas, I'm going to feature a children's book that I've really enjoyed and would make a great choice to share with your family for the holidays. It may be one I've loved for years or one I've just recently found, but all would be great additions to your holiday story list. Hopefully you'll find something to enjoy!

Author Terry Kay and illustrator Eileen Blyth have teamed up to create a beautiful telling of the three shepherds who heard the voice of God and went to see the baby laying in the manger in a barn. Each shepherd is more different than the last, but when they hear that voice telling them of the birth of Christ, they are instantly the same in their belief.
I really loved the honesty of the story and the focus on those shepherds that we always hear about, but just seem to gloss over in the Christmas story. The message is a strong one, that no matter how different we may be, if we believe in God, we are one and the same. This would make a really nice family story to sit down and discuss the true meaning of Christmas.

In an author's note, we learn that this story began as a simple reading to create a church Christmas program, but has obviously since been published. I'm so glad someone found this gem and made a book out of it!

Short and sweet, with beautiful illustrations, this is one you should definitely check out this Christmas season.

To Whom the Angel Spoke: A Story of Christmas
Terry Kay
32 pages
Picture Book
Peachtree Publishers
October 2009
Review copy received from publisher

Ohhhh and I promised you giveaway hints. Well, I have a BIG upcoming you are not going to want to miss. Make sure you watch and enter quickly, as the giveaway will only be up for a couple of days, in order for me to get you the books in time for Christmas. And yes, I did say books! Lots of them!

To learn more about this book, or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon. I am an Associate and will receive a teeny commission on your purchase. Thanks!

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