Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas (Children's Edition)

by David Butler, Ryan Jeppesen, Emily Belle Freeman

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Discover how each figure of the Nativity can lead your family closer to Christ this Christmas season. This children's edition of Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas will guide you through seven meaningful traditions inspired by the Nativity setting. These simple experiences are not meant to add more to an already crowded holiday season but to offer something different. They will give your family an opportunity to escape from the frantic bustle of the Christmas season and spend time reflecting on the baby Jesus and the miracle of His birth.

This interactive book invites children to watch each figure approach the waiting manger and encourages them to ask what they might have done if they had been there on the night Jesus was born. Seven beautiful ornaments have been created to accompany the lesson each figure teaches. Displaying the ornaments throughout the Christmas holiday will remind your children of the lessons they are learning about the baby Jesus.

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Size11.25 x 8
PublishedEnsign Peak 2017

About the Authors

David Butler

David Butler is by day a religious educator sharing his fierce love for the scriptures with anyone willing to listen. By night he is a fort builder, waffle maker, sports coach, and storyteller for his six darling kids. Somewhere in between, he is a motivational speaker and writer. He loves, loves, loves good food, spontaneous adventures, Christmas morning, the first day of summer, and every other day of summer. Above all he loves people. He has chosen as his life motto, "Stuff no mattah. People mattah." He and his adorable wife Jenny, live with their family amid the snowcapped peaks of the Mountain West, but they often dream of a beach house on a sunny shore somewhere.

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Ryan Jeppesen

Ryan Jeppesen cultivated his love for art while growing up on a dairy farm in northern Utah. Ryan graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's degree in marketing and a master's of business administration degree. He spends his days working at a cushy desk job and comes home at night to fully unleash his creativity by painting, drawing, illustrating, building websites, wood carving, toy building, sculpting, bread baking, and helping with countless Primary projects. He and his amazing wife, Brooke, are raising their four "Jeppesenite" children in the snow cities of the Mountain West ... and they like it there.

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Emily Belle Freeman

Emily Belle Freeman is a best-selling author and popular inspirational speaker. She has a deep love of the scriptures, which comes from a desire to find their application in everyday life. She is the author of numerous books, including Even This, The Christ-Centered Home, Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas, and Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter. She is also a favorite speaker at Time Out for Women. Her greatest joy comes from spending time with her family. Read more at emilybellefreeman.com and follow Emily on Instagram and Facebook: @emilybellefreeman.

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(based upon 6 reviews)

Celebrating a Christ -Centered Christmas
By , Submitted on 2018-10-06

It is a wonderful book and I recommend it highly

Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas
By , Submitted on 2017-12-13

I love this book! The illustrations are beautiful and the story follows along with the Christmas Nativity story, so it's perfect. You start reading this book a week before Christmas, and then every day you read another page and add the person discussed to the Nativity scene. There's also a question, activity, and ornament that goes with each day. I love how it brings your family together each night and helps them really ponder on the true meaning of Christmas. I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. You may read my full review on my book blog: the-readathon.blogspot.com.

Putting Christ in Christmas
By , Submitted on 2017-12-01

This book is just as incredible as the other books put out by this amazing team. Emily Belle Freeman is just awesome! Her love of the scriptures and the story of Christmas is apparent on every page. It is amazing that she worked with the creators of the Ites books to collaborate on making a children’s version of her adult version of “Celebrating a Christ Centered Christmas”
The co-author David Butler is equally amazing! His previous books have always inspired me to be better. He is really good at explaining deep doctrine in words that children can understand! This book helps my family get so excited about the people of the Christmas story. It makes everyone more personal and the greatest examples for us! But the illustrations are so magical and whimsical. The illustrations are what first capture you and the words keep you coming back! Beautiful, beautiful book!

By , Submitted on 2017-11-11

I read this book and immediately thought how great this would be too give to all my grandchildren ! Five stars !!!

By , Submitted on 2017-11-11

This book is so Beautiful! The message is amazing! It makes me remember the true reason for the season! I especially love that the Shepherds are shown running to see the baby Jesus. I love the imagery of that page. I love the excitement and hope that I can remember to also run toward my Savior!

Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas (Children's Edition)
By , Submitted on 2017-10-18

I loved this book. I really enjoyed how the author used scriptures, thought-provoking questions, and beautiful illustrations to help the reader understand the importance of each figure in the nativity. The encouragement of various service projects throughout the book remind you that Christmas is about our Savior, Jesus Christ. I especially liked the questions associated with each figure of the nativity allowing families an opportunity to discuss the importance of that sacred night and what we can do to keep Jesus at the heart of our celebration. This is a perfect book for Family Home Evening, especially for families of young children or grandparents looking for a perfect Christmas gift for their little grandchildren.

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