Catholic Book Spotlight: Christmas is about Jesus


Christmas is About Jesus by Mukkove Johnson
Tate Publishing, 2009

Reviewed by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

It might seem a bit early to be thinking about Christmas, but Advent will be here before we know it, along with all the hustle and bustle that goes along with that time of year. “Christmas is About Jesus” is a lovely little book that will help children (and their parents) focus on the true meaning of Christmas. Each day from December 1st through the 24th features a Scripture verse and a reflection on a symbol of Christmas and how that symbol reminds us of Jesus. Some of the symbols covered include snowflakes, candy canes, ornaments, St. Nicholas, Christmas trees, Christmas lights, cookies, songs, and stars. As the days get closer to Christmas, the devotions focus on those who were at the first Christmas – the wise men, shepherds, Mary, and the most important one of all, Jesus.

The book is attractively designed and easy to use. It could be used at home or as part of a religious education class. The reflections could be used alone or combined with a craft for a longer lesson. “Christmas is About Jesus” will help keep minds focused on Jesus during the Advent season.

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Copyright 2010 Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur


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  1. I am VERY glad to know about this book & thank you for the review & posting on this! I’ve already ordered my copy & look fwd to using it in our home during Advent! I love to add something new to Advent every year & wondered what it would be this year … and now I know! Thank you & God bless!!!

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