Book Review: Jesus Came for Me: The True Story of Christmas

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Synopsis from New Growth Press

Jesus came for us. Because Jesus was born at Christmas, we can know that he is with us always. This board book by author Jared Kennedy helps toddlers and preschoolers understand the true meaning of Christmas in a personal, memorable way.  

Jesus Came for Me is part of The Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible series. For children ages three to five, this beautifully illustrated book begins with the announcement of John the Baptist’s birth to Zechariah and ends with the visit of the wise men. Jesus, our great God, was born as a little baby, and his birth is good news and great joy for all people—including your child! 

Help your little one know that Jesus is always present, and he helps us believe and wait for him. Because of the compelling content and modern, vivid illustrations, children will live in the joy of the greatest truth of all: Jesus is with us! 

This conversational book simply tells the story of the gospel and invites children to respond. Jesus Came for Me helps toddlers and preschoolers celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

Publisher: New Growth Press

Source: Purchased from New Growth Press

Leslie’s Review: 4 Stars/I really, really love it

Jesus Came for Me: The True Story of Christmas by Jared Kennedy is a fun book to read at Christmas time to your little ones. Mr. Kennedy has written the book so that young ones can understand the Christmas Story. I loved that Mr. Kennedy went beyond just telling that Mary gave birth to Jesus, the Shepherds, and the Wise Men, but also included (briefly) parts that usually get left out when telling the Christmas Story to toddlers. In Jesus Came for Me, kids will be introduced Elizabeth and Zachariah (which is one of my favorite parts of the Christmas Story) and to King Herod.

I also loved how Scripture References were sprinkled throughout the book along with questions to help your little one understand. The questions also help to see where the child is in comprehending the story which could lead to important conversations about Jesus. The pictures are adorable as well. (I loved how they showed how Zachariah couldn’t speak–too cute!) I believe Jesus Came for Me is a great way to introduce young ones to the Christmas Story in a understandable way.

Have you read Jesus Came for Me: The True Story of Christmas? How did your family enjoy the book?

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Jared Kennedy | Trish Mahoney

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