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Post by JessNWheeler » 30 Nov 2018, 16:58

[Following is an official review of "Creation to Christmas around The Jesse Tree" by Pamela Nelson.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Isaiah wrote about things that were going to happen in the future. He wrote about a new branch growing from a tree stump called the root of Jesse. The new branch meant that a new king would come. Author Pamela Nelson retells many stories from the Bible in her children’s book titled Creation to Christmas Around the Jesse Tree.

First, God created the Earth, the sun, and the moon. Next, Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden. Later, there was a great flood. Later still, Moses went to the top of the mountain to talk to God. Each moment was leading to the day that would change the world forever.

This is a children’s book that is meant for families with strong Christian values. I had never heard of the Jesse Tree before reading this book. I was compelled to do a bit of research. This book encourages families to read during the season of Advent. There is a Biblical story for each day. The family is welcomed to create an ornament based upon each day’s story. The family will have twenty-five ornaments to hang on their Jesse Tree for Christmas time. Children ages five to eight would enjoy listening to an adult as they read this book to them. Young readers would also enjoy creating ornaments for their tree.

This book is skillfully written, organized, and edited. The story is told with simple and understandable language. This makes the Biblical stories easy for young minds to understand. There is not one grammar error to be found. The story comfortably flows from one scene to the next making it pleasant to read, and it is sure to inspire young imaginations.

Illustrations are a vital part of any children’s book. The illustrations breathe life into each Biblical story featured in this book. Each picture is beautifully colored and very well executed.

I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. This book is beautifully illustrated. The pictures will engage and delight young readers. Families with strong Christian values will enjoy reading this book together.

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Post by Kendra M Parker » 05 Dec 2018, 10:02

This seems like a marvelous book for the season. Thank you for that wonderful review. I’m going to definitely check this one out.

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Post by teacherjh » 05 Dec 2018, 12:29

It sounds like a great Advent tradition.
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Post by cristinaro » 06 Dec 2018, 04:56

In time, I've actually noticed how well written and beautifully illustrated Christian children's stories are. This looks like a great gift for the holidays especially since children and parents could work together to make the ornaments for the tree. Thanks for a lovely review!
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Post by kandscreeley » 06 Dec 2018, 08:28

I love the activity of creating an ornament after the day's readings! That's such a great idea for kids. It sounds like a really good book for this time of year. Thanks.
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Post by Jagiine » 10 Dec 2018, 16:02

As a Christian with a heart for the youngins, I find that many children's versions are watered down. It is encouraging to see that this compilation managed to keep the stories engaging while still simplifying them. I pray it can encourage and shape love in many hearts!

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Post by EvelynBlake » 11 Dec 2018, 16:08

I am not religious, but connecting the bible stories with crafts as the Christmas approaches seems like a lovely tradition to have. Thank you for the review!

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