Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas 2015 Special Edition

Hi Readers,
   Of course, we need a special edition of the blog for Christmas. Today I want to recommend two of my favorite Christmas books. They are picture books, and they are perfect for families. Hopefully the will help you remember Christ all year.

A Night Without Darkness: A Nephite Christmas Story by Timothy Robinson
This book has been in my house ever since I can remember. It is the story of the people in ancient America who witnessed the signs of Jesus Christ's birth as foretold by prophets. Although the main characters portrayed are fictitious, the story brings to life the plight of believers in Book of Mormon times. They watched for the sign of Christ's coming, much as we watch for his second coming.

The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale by Angela Elwell Hunt
A dear friend gave this book to us a few years ago around Christmas time. All I can say is, it is beautiful. It will lead you to ponder the life of Christ, and love him more. It will help you see that everything happens for a reason.

Be sure to share your favorite Christmas books in the comments!

One last thought, this time from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

"This is a season of rejoicing! A season of celebration! A wonderful time when we acknowledge that our Almighty God sent His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem the world! To redeem us!

It is a season of charitable acts of kindness and brotherly love. It is a season of being more reflective about our own lives and about the many blessings that are ours. It is a season of forgiving and being forgiven.
But perhaps most of all, let it be a season of seeking the Lamb of God, the King of Glory, the Everlasting Light of the World, the Great Hope of Mankind, the Savior and Redeemer of our souls."

1 comment:

  1. We have that first book--really neat! I also love 'A Cardboard Christmas' by Michele Ashman Bell--a sweet story that reminds you of the true meaning of Christmas. And, of course, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson.