Add to your Christmas celebrations with books, from old favorites to some with unusual approaches!
For the Children (all with exceptionally beautiful illustrations):
The Fourth Wise Man – a beloved classic!
One Wintry Night – An injured boy, caught in a snowstorm, takes refuge in a cabin and hears the Christmas story. A new setting for a telling of the nativity story.
Song of the Stars –The stars, oceans, animals, and all creation announce “It’s time! It’s time! The One who made us has come to live with us!” Especially for younger children.
A Northern Nativity; Christmas Dreams of a Prairie Boy – William dreams and tells of the nativity in a Canadian setting.
For the Adults:
The First Christmas, by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan (232.9 B) – the subtitle describes the book: What the Gospels really teach about Jesus’s birth.
The Drama of Christmas, by Morton Kelsey (232.9 K) – Explores the lives and thoughts of the major participants in the first Christmas.
Tracks in the Straw (232.9) – A collection of original stories centered around the birth of Christ.
-Carol Jensen, Church Librarian