If you are looking for a wonderful book to share with your children that teaches the true meaning of giving gifts at Christmas and what Jesus really wants, then you have got to get a copy of The King's Christmas List by Eldon Johnson. This sweet story of Emma and her Honorable Gentle Dog Shu-Shu speaks in a way that is easy for children to understand to instill a great truth in them- that Jesus wants us to take care of others and by doing so we are giving Him the gift He truly wants.
My boys lap this book up and want to read it again and again. Each time we read it I feel like they understand the principles of Christ-centered giving just a little bit better. The back of the book even has suggestions for ways you can give by donating to blood:water mission or World Vision.
Why stop there though? This is a great time of year to purge old toys to donate or give in a tangible way that your children can understand. You don't have to have a lot of money to take care of others and there is always someone worse off than you. After all, it is more about your heart than it is about what you are actually giving. Do what you can- Jesus knows where you're at.
It's not too late to pick up this book to share with your kiddos this Christmas!
I received this book for free in exchange for honest review as a participant in the Book Sneeze program for Thomas Nelson. All opinions are solely my own.
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