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A Faithful retelling of the Christmas story for younger children

Long, Long Ago in Bethlehem: The Birth of Jesus, Carine McKenzie
(Christian Focus, 1999), hb.

This is a great illustrated story book for younger kids about the birth of Jesus. Carine McKenzie is our favorite bible story author. She is always faithful to the text and often points you to larger theological truths. The book is also illustrated by Fred Apps, one of our favorite illustrators.

The story is simply told, basically a faithful retelling in simple form of the actual biblical texts. Along the way pertinent texts are given an entire page to be quoted in full. The illustrations are engaging, making this a good way to read the Christmas story with smaller children. With children a bit older you can tease out some of the implications of the Old Testament prophecies, etc.

This is a great resource.

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