BOOK REVIEW: In God's Gift, Christian and his sister, Mary, believe they get more presents at Christmas. However, Jacob and Jeremiah believe they get more presents on Hanukkah. The children learn that Christmas and Hanukkah are about celebrating the gift God has given to His children. It's not about how many presents are under the tree at Christmas or the eight days of presents for Hanukkah. It's about God's provision fro those He loves. God gives the gift of the Messiah to the Christians and the gift of Light to the Jews. The true gift from God is learned in this colorful holiday story.
MY REVIEW: This is a beautiful, hardcover kid's book. Christian and Jacob are fighting over who gets the most presents--Christian says he does at Christmas, and Jacob says he does at Hanukkah. The boy's mothers teach them the real meaning of the season and have them tell each other what they have learned. Christian tells Jacob about the baby in the manger, and Jacob tells Christian about the oil in the lamp that burnt for eight days. In the beginning of the book, each child had prayed for toys. In the end, they thank God for His many and wonderful gifts to them.
In the very beginning of the book, the boys are helping their fathers put up their Christmas/Hanukkah gifts. Christian and his father put up a tree and strings of sparkling lights, while Jacob and his father put up the Star of David, and blue and white lights. It is interesting to see the difference between them.
This is the second of Lee Ann Mancini's books that I have read. They are bright, colorful,and glossy. Fun even for me to read. :) And the stories are very good--teaching children valuable life lessons that will help them to live for and love God. It can be hard to find good books like these.
I received this book from the author through BOOKCRASH in exchange for my honest review.