Disclosure: I received a review copy of Itsy Bitsy Christmas so that I could provide my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
So, I’ve been so excited lining up reviews and giveaways for you all! I have been able to share some fantastic books and products, and I love being able to give back to some of you as well! Speaking of which, have you entered my Scripture Lullabies giveaway yet? If not, go check it out. Make sure you come back though, because you do not want to miss this fantastic resource today!
A couple of months ago, I was blessed to be invited to join the “Tommy Mommy” bloggers for Tommy Nelson. I love their selection of faith-focused children’s books.
One of my books this month was Itsy Bitsy Christmas by Max Lucado. There is so much commercialization surrounding Christmas that it’s sometimes hard to find quality products for children that aren’t Santa-filled. So, I’m always grateful to find faith-based books that will remind our children of the real meaning of Christmas. And this book does a superb job of doing just that, while still being engaging for children.
I’m also a huge Max Lucado fan, especially when it comes to children’s books (You are Special is one of my very favorites!). Anyway, Itsy Bitsy Christmas is no exception. The story is sweet and inspiring from beginning to end. It follows two little mice who learn the exciting news that a king is coming. They look and look for the king (several pages are devoted to looking here and there–great opportunities for engaging little ones in a guessing game of where they might find the king). During their search, they are repeatedly mocked by the other animals. Will they find the king in the least likely place, just when they’ve nearly given up hope?
My favorite part of this book is the simple, beautiful presentation of the gospel–that Jesus came “to love us, help us, and save us.”
I’m a softhearted person. I don’t even try to read Chicken Soup books because I cry at every single story. I’ve even been known to tear up at a commercial or two (or maybe more). So, there’s my disclaimer. But, when I got to this page in the book, I couldn’t help but tear up. Such a sweet reminder that Jesus came to save ALL of us. No matter how undeserving we are. No matter how bad, how grumpy, how sinful. He came for you. He came for me. Such a profound and overwhelming truth.
If you’d like to purchase this book, you can do so here (it’s available in hardback or paperback). Tommy Nelson has generously provided a copy for me to giveaway here on the blog :) All you have to do is enter via the rafflecopter below.
(it is much easier to keep up with and fairly choose a winner with this widget than it is with a comment, and it allows me to offer a completely free entry for you with just a couple of clicks–no liking or commenting required.)