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Found 14 resource(s) in 'Book Reviews', for December 2020.
Reviews for December 2020 (all)Editor: This month we have included a number of books for children, to help them understand the real meaning of Christmas. ** Comfort and Joy – Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas By John Kiddie, CHP (80p single copy; pack of 10, £7; pack of 50, £30)... (1089 words)
Comfort and Joy – Nine Lessons and Carols for ChristmasBy John Kiddie, CHP (80p single copy; pack of 10, £7; pack of 50, £30) Churches all over the country will be marking Advent and Christmas in both new and familiar ways this year. ‘Comfort and Joy’, the Church of England’s 2020 Christmas campaign, will help enrich your Christmas It features daily reflections for the... (152 words)
The Radiant Dawn – Luke 1-2 for AdventBy Tom Parsons, 10Publishing, £3.99 You will conceive and give birth to a son … And there were shepherds living out in the fields near by … You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke’s opening chapters ring with the familiar well-loved lines that herald the warm solemnity of... (140 words)
Free at LastBy Asia Bibi, Authentic, £9.99 Here is the remarkable story of the woman who refused to renounce her faith and unwittingly became the global symbol of the fight against religious extremism. After drinking water from the same glass as a Muslim woman, Asia Bibi, a Christian, was sentenced to hang by the Islamic Republic of... (120 words)
The Newborn KingBy Sarah J Dodd and Raffaella Ligi, Lion Children £5.99 This is an engaging retelling of the first Christmas, with bright and appealing pictures that bring the wonderful scenes to life for younger children. A new king is born! His name is Jesus. See the gladness of Mary, the joy of the shepherds, and the... (59 words)
The Extra Special Baby – the story of the Christmas PromiseBy Antonia Woodward, Lion Children, £6.99 This beautifully illustrated Christmas picture book shares the joy of Christmas with young children. It tells how: ‘A long time ago, a long way away, some very clever men discovered a very exciting promise… the baby that was so extra special that life on earth would change forever…’ (53 words)
99 Stories from the BibleBy Juliet David and Elina Ellis, Candle Books, £9.99 Here is an excellent way to introduce young children to the great Bible stories. Each story is told across a double page spread and there is a mixture of full-page art and spot illustrations throughout the book. The stories cover: At the Beginning, Samuel Listens, Esther,... (72 words)
Let it Slow – an Advent calendar with a differenceBy Stephen Cottrell, CHP, £6.99 Christmas is one of the most joyful times of year, and it can also be one of the most stressful. This understanding and uplifting book offers another way to approach Christmas, and to discover how its joys and promises can restore our lives, not add to their burdens. (52 words)
37 Kings and a BudgerigarBy Richard Littledale, Authentic, £7.99 For many of us, putting out a crib set is one of our treasured Christmas traditions. But what do these scenes really tell us about the original Christmas story? Richard Littledale, a regular contributor to Daily Service and Sunday Worship on BBC Radio 4, shares reflections, Bible readings and prayers... (103 words)
With Love from God to YouBy Vicki Howie, Bible Society, £2 This children’s story booklet offers a fresh retelling of the nativity story focusing on God’s heart for all He has made. Created in partnership with HOPE Together. (34 words)
The Mystery of the New Noisy NeighbourBy Dai Woolridge, Bible Society, £2 This children’s story places a mouse detective at the heart of the action in Bethlehem, and he slowly discovers who Jesus really is: Emmanuel, Rescuer and King. It is perfect to give out as a free gift to children in your church or local school. (51 words)
25 Crafts for ChristmasBy Christina Goodings and Samantha Meredith, Bible Society £5.99 Here is a craft for every day of Advent, or just to keep your children entertained in the run up to Christmas. You can make decorations, your own Christmas cards, and a variety of gift boxes and trimmings. Suitable for age 3-7 years. (51 words)
It Begins in Bethlehem – a Nativity Rhyme for ChristmastimeBy Bob Hartman, Bible Society, £2 These entertaining rhymes will make it easy for you to share the message of Christmas with children in your family, church and community. (28 words)
The Sleepy Shepherd – a magical Christmas tale for childrenBy Stephen Cottrell, SPCK, £5.24 The Sleepy Shepherd is so dozy that he completely misses the visit of the angels and the chance to greet the Christ-child in Bethlehem. But one crucial night, years later, he makes an important decision – to be a real shepherd to a man whose friends have all fallen asleep.... (60 words)
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