Friday, September 18, 2015

Book Review: My Christmas Stocking

I absolutely LOVE Crystal Bowman's books! Crystal is actually a friend of our Joni, and when Isaac was born, Joni got an entire selection of her books for us, signed by the author.

What I especially love about her selection of holiday board books is that she touches on common, more pagan celebrations and spins them so that a Christian can use what may have been intended for bad and make it good.

An example is pumpkins. While not a Christian celebration in any sense of the word, Crystal wrote an entire book about pumpkins at halloween and compared them to God taking the "slop" out of us and putting his light inside. I have written about her book on my blog previously, and I am in love with them as much today as when I wrote about this in the past.

My Christmas Stocking is no different. Crystal illustrates the Christ-centered thoughts behind Christmas stockings. She tells the story of the origin of the stocking and how we can focus on Christ when thinking about putting gifts into a stocking for someone else. These were originally intended to illustrate the gift that God sent.

The books are sturdy and have withheld love from four different children in our family. You will never regret adding these to your library.

While Booklook Bloggers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, I actually accepted the review to give this book as a gift! We already have one in our library.

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