‘The Christmas Promise’ by Alison Mitchell is the latest in the recent series of children’s books we’ve seen from our friends at The Good Book Company. This book tells the traditional Christmas story and touches on the following points:
- The angel visits Mary
- The angel visits Joseph
- Mary and Joseph journey to Bethlehem
- Jesus is born in a stable
- The angels appear to the shepherds
- The shepherds visit Jesus in the stable
- The wise men follow the star and journey to see the new king
- The wisemen visit toddler Jesus, who is living in a house with his parents
In short, the main theme of the book is that God’s promises came true when Jesus came to earth as the new king, the rescuing king, and the forever king.
If my little ones are any indication, the artwork should be a hit with your little ones too. We’ve read ‘The Christmas Promise’ to our girls ages three to seven numerous times and apparently it never gets old.
Props to Alison and Catalina for showing the wise men visiting toddler Jesus. I’m always a little bummed when I see the shepherds and wise men all hanging out together outside the stable in the majority of children’s Christmas books available today.
If you’re on the lookout for a new children’s book to add your Christmas selection, ‘The Christmas Promise’ is a fabulous choice. I recommend pairing it with the matching advent calendar, that is also available from The Good Book Company.
My family is extremely pleased with ‘The Christmas Promise’ and our overall rating is 5 stars!
About the Author:
Alison Mitchell is the Children’s Editor at The Good Book Company, where she has written a range of Bible-reading notes for children and families. Alison is also involved with youth training events around the country, including the Growing Young Disciples training days and Sunday School training mornings.
About the Illustrator:
Catalina Echeverri is a Colombian freelance illustrator and designer specialising in children’s illustration. Catalina is based in London, UK
Where to buy:
This product was provided by The Good Book Company for review. The reviewer was under no obligation to offer a favorable review.