The First Christmas is more than just the story of Jesus’ birth. You will find the whole Nativity story. It includes the story of Zachariah and Elizabeth (John the Baptist’s parents & his birth), the story of the Angel telling Mary about her being chosen to be Jesus’ mother, Joseph’s Dream and visit from the Angel telling him to marry Mary all the way through the birth of Jesus, their trip to Bethlehem, the shepherds and the Wise Men.
I loved that each mini story takes place on 2-4 pages, the pictures are full page, eye catching and very detailed. Another detail that I loved is that there is a short discussion section with each story and you can use these for morning devotions, bedtime talks, children’s church, and more. You’ll find questions like: “Have you ever been chosen to do a special job? How did it make you feel?” and “Were you ever scolded when you hadn’t done anything wrong? How did you feel? How do you think Mary felt when people looked at her and whispered to each other?” The questions are thought provoking and designed to help the children understand what is happening in the story, the feelings and customs of the characters in each story. This little book is ideal for kids 3+. I think it would be a great addition to your advent activities (read a story each day – you’ll have enough for 13 days).