- Paperback: 36 pages
- Publisher: TFG (October 18, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0988413213
- ISBN-13: 978-0988413214
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,607,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Finding the Baby Jesus: A short story about how recovering a long-lost carving changed a boy's Christmas Paperback – October 18, 2012
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The basic story is about a typical kid at Christmas time, expecting a pricy gift and whining because he probably will not get it. Then he goes to visit his Grandpa whom he loves very much and while there, Grandpa tells him the special story about the unique and blackened Nativity sitting on his mantle. The story touches the kid's heart enough that he chooses to give to someone in true need. It really helps you see the good in people's hearts. Sometimes we just bury it.;)
I cannot wait to share this with my family this Christmas and hopefully touch their hearts the way Finding the Baby Jesus: A short story about how recovering a long-lost carving changed a boy's Christmas touched mine. Excellent job Mr. Fisher! 5 Stars!
**NOTE: I received this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Perhaps the first thought in a child's mind about Christmas is receiving presents. This short book would be a wonderful family Christmas reading to help demonstrate that Christmas is about baby Jesus and giving. A sweet story of change of heart, from a selfish one to an altruistic one. With the hussle and bussle of this holiday, we can use a reminder of WHY we give presents. Chris's story would do that.
**Ebook copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
Visiting Grandpa at Christmas, Chris was reminded just how much he missed his grandma since she had died, they had been extremely close. Each year she would treat him to a special Christmas tree present just for him and she would also display wooden carvings of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, given to her by her father. Sadly when she had taken ill a fire had started in the house and the Mary and Joseph carvings were scorched and baby Jesus was lost. Grandpa had finally decided to display the two carvings this year but saddened that he could not find baby Jesus to complete the set.
When Chris's friend, Hyrum, arrived at Grandpa's carol singing, Chris learnt that he lived as an orphan with nuns and his only Christmas wish was to have a coat to wear of his own size. Having complained so much about not getting his wish, a Tony Hawk skateboard, hearing this sadness and finding a rather special hidden present really made Chris stop and think about what was really important at Christmas Time.
A beautiful tale that will make you feel Christmas glow.
This story is a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas! The brevity is fantastic because it allows for the story to keep young people's attention. It's short enough to be enjoyed in one sitting, which is the perfect thing for the busy holiday season. It's also written in a beautiful way that children of all ages will be able to relate to. I loved this story, and I think it will be a wonderful way to bring in the true meaning and spirit of Christmas. This story will make a great new Christmas tradition, so definitely check it out.
Book provided for review.