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God Gave Us Christmas Hardcover – October 10, 2006
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About the Author
David Hohn is an award-winning illustrator who graduated with honors from the Maryland Institute college of Art. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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Top Customer Reviews
The story starts with Little Cub wanting to go find Santa. Mama Bear says that Santa is hard to find but says they will go find God instead. They go for a hike, when camping for the night Mama Bear wakes up her child. When Little Cub asks why, Mama Bear replies "Because it's God, Little Cub. Come see!" Then she shows Little Cub the northern lights. Through out the book God is compared to other things such as; ice falling into the sea, a "star that changed from green to red to green again", and a flower. I think these poor analogies would just confuse a young child and that the message of this book is wishy-washy. I will not be reading it to my daughter.
Another very important aspect addressed in this wonderful book is the power of the Lord, in which He commands the water to freeze and glaciers to melt.
Many books do not question the importance of Santa Claus during the holiday season, however, "God Gave Us Christmas," does just that. By showing children that Santa is just an aspect of Christmas, helping to show generosity, the child is able to learn that the Savior Jesus Christ is the true meaning of Christmas. As a Christian parent that worries about my children confusing the commercialism of Christmas as the true meaning of the holiday, this important aspect of the story is welcoming.
In this book, the little cub is grateful for her mother's teaching of God. Every parent should be willing and happy to share the love of God and teach their children about the gift of salvation. Now their is this great book that allows us to do that. I encourage parents of young children, especially while in the midst of the Christmas season, to pick up this book, read it to your children and remind them of its many lessons.
This book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multanomah Publishing Group.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book to wake up to on Christmas. We get so caught up in the presents and decoration that we forget the true and best gift is Jesus Christ! Read morePublished 13 hours ago by Amazon Customer
So excited for this book! The illustrations and writing in this book are amazing. So thankful for books like this that teach our children the real meaning of Cheistmas. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Jonathan Lombard
Bought as a Christmas gift, a great idea and gift, very nicely put together and I would buy again.Published 20 days ago by UH60Girl