The three books in this post all have a link to the Christmas season… one is more obvious than the other two.
The Christmas Story by Carine Mackenzie
The subtitle to this is The Bible Version. Simply because we need to be clear that the story we quite often see portrayed in nativity plays and on Christmas cards isn’t the story we read in the Bible. When we read the scripture the shepherds and the wise men are not in the same part of the story. And there is a lot more to Jesus’ birth than simply the little town of Bethlehem. If you want your children to see that the birth of Jesus is important but that the child in the manger becomes the saviour on the cross then this is the book for you.
And Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas, at least in the U.K., without a Narnia blockbuster on the T.V. Clive Staples Lewis has worked his way into the festive season like Carols at Candlelight or a giant tub of office chocolates (I’m still hoping we’ll get one of those this year.)
So in honour of one of the 20th centuries greatest story-tellers we have two books that introduce different ages to his life and christian testimony.
The Little Lights Series has a title: Can You Imagine? http://www.christianfocus.com/item/show/1590/-/sr_2
and the Trailblazer series for 9-14 year olds has: The Story Teller