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If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas Hardcover – May 15, 2001


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (May 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1588600246
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588600240
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #725,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 2-4-A moving story told in a simple and straightforward style from a child's point of view. During a bitterly cold winter in North Dakota in 1943, a young girl's mother buys a manger scene at the local five-and-dime and discovers that there are two identical Baby Jesus figures in the set. The woman puts up a notice at the store that reads: "If you're missing Baby Jesus, call 7162." On Christmas Eve, a woman living in an unheated house with her five children calls the number in desperation, hoping to find some good Christians, and the narrator's family gives her not only the extra Baby Jesus but also some much-needed help. The excitement of the season and the special joy of an adventure on Christmas Eve shine through and give this story its big-hearted appeal. The message that "Jesus saves" is emphasized but not in a heavy-handed manner. The accompanying woodcut illustrations lack grace but evoke the feeling of an old-fashioned, small-town Christmas.-E.M.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Jean Jeffrey Gietzen is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in McCall's, Reader's Digest, Catholic Digest, A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul, and Multnomah's Stories for the Heart series. She is the author of A People Set Apart and Questions and Answers for Catechists. She is a mother of three and grandmother of four who lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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This is one of our all time favorite Christmas stories.
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It is a wonderful way to pass along the true spirit of Christmas to friends and family.
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This little book and story is so touching, and so sweet.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Marie Newport on December 27, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book is easy to read, simple in its point, and suitable for children as well as adults. As a 5th and 6th grade art teacher, I read it to my classes every year at the beginning of Dec., when we begin our Christmas projects, including recycling old cards to make new ones for a local family shelter. Much as "The Gift of the Magi" opened my eyes to what a "good gift" is, "If You're Missing Baby Jesus" illustrates the true meaning of Christmas. The fact that it is a true story makes the book even more attractive to me. It also brings the opportunity to teach things about "the good ole days," like living in a small town, you only needed to dial the last four digits of someone's phone number to reach them and there used to be such a thing as "penny candy." I usually can't get through the reading of this story without crying, it touches my heart so!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mary Cronin on December 15, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful little story with beautiful illustrations that conveys the true meaning of Christmas. A good choice to read aloud to a group of children (ages 5 to 8 or so), the story contains enough humor to lighten the message.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Addington on October 23, 2007
Format: Hardcover
A friend shared this at an adults only gathering several years ago, and we had to find our own copy of the book. My husband (a pastor) has used it many times since for Christmas-time devotionals~he has even read it during our morning worship service. Children love the book, too. It reminds us all what is REALLY important, especially during this notoriously busy time of year. If someone was "missing Baby Jesus", would they know to call on YOU? This is one of our all time favorite Christmas stories.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bronte Mitchell on March 8, 2007
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I bought this book to share with my children after a freind shared it with me. It is a nice little story that conveys the real meaning behind the Christmas holidays and helps children to focus on what is important and not so much what they want for Christmas. I wanted my small children to understand that giving to others is what matters most.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sharon L. Pakkala on March 25, 2014
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I was absolutely charmed by this story and will give several for gifts next Christmas 2014. My daughter shared it with me, and I am so glad that she did. It will make beautiful gifts with Christmas love.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tammy Cook on March 19, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Young Jean and her family bought a new nativity set. When they opened it, they discovered it had two figurines of baby Jesus. Her mother was sure another box was missing baby Jesus and was determined to get the figurine back it's owner. She asked the store manager to place their phone number next to the remaining nativity set boxes with the message "If you're missing baby Jesus."

It was soon Christmas Eve and no one claimed the baby Jesus figurine. Jean and her brother were excited about their evening plans. Dad was on edge from all the holiday business. Mother was happily waiting for the owner of baby Jesus to call.

Mother finally got her call, someone really was missing baby Jesus! But things didn't turn out the way she thought they would. You'll have to read If You're Missing Baby Jesus to find out who got the baby Jesus figurine.

This book is very touching. It shows us how people get caught up in all the holiday excitement and they miss out on the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus. I would recommend this book for both children and adults. Our family received this book from friends. It took me 10 years to finally read it. Don't wait as long as me, you'll be missing out if you do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles Miller on January 15, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I am a pastor and found this story very touching. I read it to my congregation as a Christmas devotional and it was well-received.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 14, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book isn't the most beautifully written or profound book I've ever read, but the sweet story touched me just the same. If you are looking for a family tale about the TRUE meaning of Christmas, this is the book for you. Childrens and adults alike will enjoy this holiday book.
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