In The Legend of St. Nicholas, the new artwork, created by Marley and Me illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, captivates audiences and tells the story of a young man named Nicholas, who was moved by the plight of the poor and needy. Nicholas spent his life secretly helping the poor all over the world, giving gifts on Christmas Eve to remind people of the greatest Gift of all, Jesus Christ. This gentle Christmas book introduces the original St. Nicholas and offers inspiration for readers to become cheerful givers themselves. The final pages in the book include fun Father Christmas traditions in other lands.
As a christian parent it is so easy to get caught up in the worlds view of Christmas. Every where you look is Santa Claus. I have always enjoyed the history behind St. Nick and this story not only captures the true meaning of Christmas it also inspires kids to take a look around and fill a need rather then receiving.
My seven and three year old loved hearing the history behind a boy named Nick and how he made a difference with the money he had. Since we do not do Santa in our house this helped them understand how Santa was created but them helped them focus on Jesus- the TRUE reason for Christmas.
I encourage all parents to read this book but when you finish sit down and talk about how you can reach people in your community. Do you kids really need a million things under the tree or can you use some of that money to pay for a homeless child to be off the streets for a month? Can you help stock your local food pantry? Can you organize your own coat drive?
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Thanks Zondervan for supplying this book in exchange for an honest review and supplying a book to one winner. All opinions are 100% mine and I was not paid for this review.
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