If you read my post on Tuesday, I failed to mention this great book. It is called Christmas Stories at Bedtime by Renae Brumbaugh.
It is on sale right now for $4 at Amazon! I found this at Sams last year before Christmas and bought it since we love to read in this house and are always looking for great bedtime books.
This book takes you through Bible stories all centered on Jesus' birth. I love how this book relates the Christmas story to our lives today.
One reading is a verse about Mary and Joseph going to Bethlehem to be taxed. Then, you read a page that talks about what it must have been like for Mary and Joseph. It was a long journey and Mary was pregnant. It must have been a difficult journey for her, but she did what she was asked without fussing or complaining.
Then, the prayer at the end makes it personal to us about complaining when we have to do things we may not want to do.
This book is geared for kids 5 to 8, but it is speaking to me.
How many times do we complain about having to do something that we don't feel like doing?
We may not make it verbal, but we are thinking it and it shows in our attitudes and actions. Wow!
So, if you are looking for a good Christmas book that is focused on Jesus, this is a great one.