November 8, 2015

Christmas Time: It's All About Jesus! by Sue M. Barksdale {Children's Book Giveaway}

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I love everything about the holidays! The decorations, the festive music, and spending it all with my family. Of course there is one other thing about the holidays that means a lot to me, and that is celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Now that I'm a mother, I have the amazing privilege of also teaching my son about Jesus' birth and the true meaning of the season.

There are many books out there that tell the wonderful tale of our Lord's birth. I recently discovered Christmas Time: It's All About Jesus, which has been a true joy to read to my little one.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Since Christmas is such a captivating time of year, it’s the perfect setting for telling children about the miracle of the Lord Jesus Christ’s birth. Using selected passages from the first chapters of the gospels of Matthew and Luke, Christmas Time – It’s All About Jesus tells the story of Jesus’ birth in a delightfully poetic and child-like way. The sensational illustrations create an unforgettable image, so a child can always remember the true meaning of Christmas. As an added bonus, Pastor Russ and Sue have developed devotionals to be used by families to enrich their Christmas celebrations. These are complete with attributes and names of Jesus, questions for discussion, and activities to do as a family to share Christ with those around them. Coupled together, this story and devotionals will enhance your celebration of Christmas during the season and all year long!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sue Murray Barksdale has been a pastor’s wife, mom, and educator for over 30 years. She and her husband Russ live in Arlington, Texas, where Russ pastors the multi-site The Church on Rush Creek, a multi-site church. Sue has a BS in Elementary Education from The University of Houston and enjoys teaching at a public charter school in their neighborhood. Russ and Sue consider their relationship with their grown children and spouses and their six beautiful grandchildren as one of the greatest blessings in life! Their desire to leave a legacy of Christ-centered lives motivated them to write this book for their own family and all the children in their sphere of influence. This is Sue’s second book, her first being G.I.F.T.S.: A Prayer Book for Kids and Those Who Love Them.

Illustrator, Alicia T. Young has an amazing way of creating such adorable depictions of biblical characters in gorgeous vibrant colors. These illustrations are on the top of my list of favorites when it comes to children's books. The text is shown in swirls throughout each page. It took a little bit of getting used to when it came to reading the line breaks, but I actually like the unique way the text was written. It gives the book an extra something.


Speaking of text, the author does a wonderful job at putting together the story of Christ's birth in a way that children are sure to love. My son really enjoys me reading this to him, and it feels good to be able to share the true meaning of Christmas. In the back of the book, you'll also find five devotions that you could read with your child to help celebrate the season.

Christmas Time: It's All About Jesus is another one of those holiday books that you are going to want to pick up at the book store. Now that we own this book, I can't imagine my son's library without it.

I am so excited to also offer a giveaway right here on Our Everyday Harvest! The publisher has graciously provided me with a second copy of Christmas Time: It's All About Jesus. One winner will be chosen to receive this sweet Christmas book for the little ones in their life.


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56 comments:

Dee the Producer said...

My favorite Christmas stories are from Elf and the Grinch

Kara Kudro said...

I love all christmas books but espically those that speak of the real reason for the season.

AB said...

Favorite Christmas story would be how Kind Herod tried to have Jesus killed but God was in control back then, just like he's in control now.

Kelly mcgrew said...

My favorite Christmas book as a kid was the Grinch!

Kelly said...

Definitely a classic! :-)

Kelly said...

Amen! God is always in complete control.

Kelly said...

Same here, Kara! :-)

Kelly said...

Two great ones!

Kelly said...

I remember looking forward to the Grinch TV special every year when I was a kid.

Pamela F said...

In addition to books about the nativity, we really like Polar Express.

Darlene Cruz said...

Letters from Father Christmas

Brook Lewis said...

My favorite Christmas book is The Best Christmas Pageant Ever :)

Katie Anderson said...

By far my favorite Christmas book is Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Danielle williamson said...

The night before Christmas

Jessica Compton said...

Night before Christmas

brendashandmade said...

We like Big Bird's Christmas.

Julie Lundstrom said...

I love The Grinch.

Megan M said...

The Polar Express!

Shaylin S said...

Love the Grinch Story!

Kelly said...

Always enjoyed this one! :-)

Kelly said...

Love the movie!

Kelly said...

Such a great classic!

Kelly said...

Oh this sounds like one my son would love! :-)

Kelly said...

We were just watching the cartoon version of this! :-)

Kelly said...

Awesome one!

Kelly said...

A classic! Thank you for entering!

Kelly said...

I never read this one. I definitely want to check it out., though :-)

Kelly said...

Tolkien! I have this on my wishlist to read! :-)

Kelly said...

I never read the book, but I love the movie!

coneal said...

This would be a wonderful book to read to my 6 grand kids! Night Before Christmas

Gail Fernandez said...

I love the Bible Nativity story the most, and I also like The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

Michael N Michelle Hensley said...

I like the books that have the true meaning of Christmas.

Kelly said...

I bet they'd love it! :-)

Kelly said...

Same here, Michael! :-)

Kelly said...

The Bible Nativity one is definitely a favorite here, too! :-)

megan tilley said...

We love the story of Baby Jesus, and the Lift the flap nativity books!

taryn tener said...

We always read Twas The Night Before Christmas, and the Bible story!

Chic Southern Charm said...

The Night Before Christmas

Candace said...

Twas the Night Before Christmas

liz l said...

Probably the Grinch

Ken Ohl said...

love the little drummer boy it is the family favorite

Chickie Brewer said...

Not sure which is my favorite.. There are tons of good ones!

Amber Hall said...

my daughter would love this

Julie Waldron said...

I like A Child's Christmas at St. Nicholas Circle by Douglas K. McKelvey Thomas Kinkade. :)

Angela saver said...

My favorite is Twas the Night befoe Christmas!

Sue Hull said...

I like books about the birth of Christ. Its important to teach kids the reason for the season. Thank you for the chance :)
sue-hull64(at)comcast(dot)net

Kelly said...

Me too and I couldn't agree more, Sue! Thank you for entering! :-)

Kelly said...

A classic! :-)

Kelly said...

I will have to check that one out...it sounds really nice! Thanks!

Kelly said...

It is a wonderful book! Thank you for entering!

Kelly said...

Definitely a family favorite! :-)

Kelly said...

A classic! Thank you for entering!

Kelly said...

I always enjoyed this one, too. Thank you for entering!

Kelly said...

Two great ones! Thank you for entering!

Kelly said...

Same here! He's the reason for the season. Thank you for entering, Megan!

Kelly said...

A Christmas favorite!

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