Saturday, November 23, 2013

The First Christmas Night {Review & Giveaway}

Most of us are familiar with the traditional "T'was the Night Before Christmas" poem, with the cute rhymes and fun images.  The First Christmas Night by Keith Christopher is written in the traditional style of that poem, but with a much more beautiful story.

The moon, shining bright
in the heavens so high, 
gave the luster of midday
to the Bethlehem sky. 

The author, Keith Christopher is not only an educator, but has a history in music as a composer, arranger, editor and producer, among other achievements.  His background shines through in the lovely flow of the poem.

The book is a beautiful retelling of the birth of Christ.  My boys were quiet from front to back, because they were engaged.  The rhyme was easy to follow, and the pictures by Christine Kornacki were absolutely stunning.  It's truly a beautiful book.  The boys have gone back to look at it on their own more than once.

We really enjoyed it, and it will hold a place on our bookshelf with our favorite Christmas books.  You can purchase a hardcover copy of the book from Ideals Books for $16.99, as it would make a lovely addition to any Christmas book collection or church classroom.  You can also enter to win a copy right now!

As part of FlyBy Blogger Promotions, I am able to hold a giveaway, so that one lucky reader will win a free copy of The First Christmas Night by Keith Christopher.  Winner must be 18 or older, and have a mailing address in the U.S. or Canada.  One winner will be chosen randomly on Saturday, November 30th, 2013 and notified by email.

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  1. Last year we discovered the book A Gift From St.Nicholas which I thought was a great way to explain Santa Claus with a Godly perspective. Both of my boys loved it! :) Thanks for the giveaway!
    Jenn@Teaching Two Stinkers

    1. That book sounds great, I will have to look for it!

  2. Thanks for the giveaway. I don't have a favorite "book" but I love the nativity story! I will read it in any format, in any book, etc.

  3. I've always liked reading the kids Max Lucado's Crippled Lamb.