Wednesday, December 22, 2010
God Gave Us Christmas
God Gave Us Christmas by Lisa Tawn Bergren and illustrated by David Hohn is a wonderful journey that a young cub and her mother take to find out how God gave us Christmas. This story is not just another perspective on the Scripture story of the birth of Jesus, this rather speaks to the why Jesus came and who he is. There are many Biblical truths shared in this story as response to the sweet innocents of child's questions. Through their travels the evidence of God and his good gift is found in the awe and wonder of the natural world around us, from the Northern Lights to an early spring flower. These natural wonders show the power, goodness, light of God from the dark and more. I couldn't agree more that evidence of God is all around us. This is a wonderful read to reveal the true meaning of Christmas and the wonderful gift God has given us. The artwork is bold, colorful and engaging. This story also responds to the question and curiosity children have with Santa at this time of year. I love the simple answer that 'Santa reminds us of many good things like generosity and care.'
This is just one of the polar bear stories from the God Gave Us... series by Lisa Tawn Bergren. Others in this series include: God Gave Us You, God Gave Us Two, God Gave us Heaven and God Gave us Love. Coming out in January is the latest of this series, God Gave us the World.