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Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas (Book Review)

Christmas season may be going by quickly, but the true Christmas story is timeless. Jesus Calling: The Story of Chrismas by Sarah Young is a fantastic way for you and your children to learn about the timeless story that is told even before Jesus was born.

Throughout our Christmas season, our family read this book together countless times and enjoyed it every single time. We are still reading it even after the Christmas season.

Listening to me read Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas.
My oldest and youngest reading through Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas together.

Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas is beautifully illustrated by Katya Longhi. The pictures help tell the story and my boys loved them. They loved pointing out each character and asking questions about them. It helped them become more engaged in the story.

Here is a synopsis of Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas:


“Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas uniquely teaches the Christmas story to your children by starting at creation and sharing that Jesus has always been present and that God has always had a plan for Christmas. Bible verses and Jesus Calling devotions are on every spread of this beautifully illustrated book with foil and glitter on the cover.

Teach your children the story of Christmas . . . starting from creation! In Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas, children will discover that God always had a plan for Christmas.

“Christ was chosen before the world was made.”

—1 Peter 1:20

The Christmas story began long, long ago. Before the angel Gabriel told Mary she would have God’s Son. Before the shepherds saw the angels and before the wise men saw the star.

Even before the sun and the moon shone for the first time, before the first cows ever moooed and the first monkeys ever climbed! Before Adam and Even took their first walk in the Garden of Eden, God had a plan for Christmas.

From the beginning of time, God had a plan to save his children. That plan was Jesus!

Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas is a beautifully embellished jacketed hardcover with foil and glitter. Curl up with your little ones around the Christmas tree with Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas.”

Sarah Young adds depth to the story by having Bible verses for each page and a “Jesus Calling” that tells us what Jesus says to us about the subject of what we just read. We read a page a day and went through the book as a devotional. Even though it would be a perfect daily read through book for older children, my younger boys received more from it by taking it one page day by day.

I would highly recommend this book to families everywhere who are looking for a way to learn more about the Christmas story in a fun unique way. It was a blessing in our life and it would be a blessing in your life too!

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*We were given this book from FrontGate Media in exchange for a review. *

About the author and illustrator of Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas:

Sarah Young, the author of the bestselling 365-day devotionals Jesus Calling® and Jesus Always, has sold more than 25 million books worldwide. Jesus Calling® has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarah’s writings include Jesus Calling®, Jesus AlwaysJesus Today®, Jesus Lives™, Dear JesusJesus Calling® for Little OnesJesus Calling® Bible StorybookJesus Calling®: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence, each encouraging readers in their journeys toward intimacy with Christ. Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years. They currently live in the United States.

Katya Longhi studied at the Art Academy in Florence. Since then she has studied illustration at Nemo NT Academy of Digital Arts. When she was a child she drew everything she saw. Katya completed several animation and illustration workshops, which she found invaluable in establishing her style. In her spare time, Katya loves to read fairytales and collect snow globes. She works as a freelance illustrator based in Vercelli, where she lives with her very own Prince Charming! She has also exhibited in numerous art exhibitions throughout Italy.

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