Children’s books of late have been less and less concerned with the truths of scripture, books which tell the first advent of the Lord. Yet out of this mire rises a book which is a shining light in the darkness proclaiming that God’s love triumphs over our sin. This book is called The Christmas Promise by Alison Mitchell and illustrated by Catalina Echeverri. Produced by the Good Book Company this work takes a creative look at the birth of the savior and tells of his subsequent work for our salvation.
The Christmas Promise has two major strengths the articulate teaching of God’s Word and the illustration. With regard to the teaching of God’s Word, The Christmas Promise is doctinary sound while being fast paced, sharp, and witty. With regard to communicating the truths of God’s Word, Mitchell goes to great lengths to communicate to young children, the Gospel starting with original sin, the need of a savior, and the provision of the savior in this unqiuqe approach to evangelism.
With regard to the illustration The Christmas Promise, has vivid colors and is masterfully drawn so that it not only captures a child’s attention but their imagination as well. Furthermore the illustrations start out bright then get darker as the story progress until Jesus is risen from the dead, these illustrations advance the story in a way words cannot do.
If you are looking to purchase, The Christmas Promise, it is a delightfully articulated and beautifully illustrated, the audience is for ages 3 to 7, yet when I read it to my daughter (age under 2) she was captivated the entire time. When I read it to a large group of children ages 3-12 they were all engaged the entire time and many had questions after. Children will truly appreciate this book and the truths of God found therein.
This book was provided to me free of charge from The Good Book Company in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
The Christmas Promise
© 2014 by Alison Mitchell
Publisher: The Good Book Company
Page Count: 32 Pages
Publishers Website: https://www.thegoodbook.com/