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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.
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.
And we just keep adding to it. This is a wonderful addition. While we love all things Christmas,
it is a great reminder that Christmas is the celebration of Jesus' birth!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Try to read the story online somewhere prior to purchasing. It was very hard to follow the story for an adult let alone a little one, kind of all over the place with the story... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kelly Wood
A great way to teach children the true meaning of Christmas in a way that is understandable for themPublished 3 months ago by gramma
I thought this story was well written and the concepts are fairly easy for young children to grasp. I always believe that books help to introduce children to topics that may be... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Christine
I purchased this book as a gift for my niece and nephews so that they had some holiday books to read before Christmas arrived and this was one that they really enjoyed.Published 4 months ago by S. Evans
I love this book. It's the second "God Gave Us..." book I've purchased and we weren't disappointed. My kids (ages 5 and 2) enjoyed the story, and I enjoyed the message! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mary Rhoades