If you are looking for ways to incorporate more spiritual activities with your children this Christmas, look no further than Mary Engelbreit’s new Christmas anthology, Peace on Earth: A Christmas Collection.
“Peace on earth” was the phrase used by the angels, speaking to the shepherds, as the common Christmas Hymn reminds us ( “It came upon a midnight clear/ That glorious song foretold, from angels bending near the earth, to touch their harps of gold: Peace on the earth, goodwill toward men… “). Engelbreit artfully reminds us of the birth of Jesus and the Good News that the angels foretold.
This book has been a perfect addition to our family. We love to sing Christmas Carols as we light the candles on our Advent wreath after dinner each night. This book makes that tradition easy, as it includes adorably illustrated classics, such as “What Child is This” and “The Friendly Beasts.”
I especially liked her retelling of the story of the three wise men. It is heartfelt, deepening the reader’s understanding of the Christmas season. This book is refreshing. It takes a spiritual approach to the holidays, and it shies away from the stories about Santa, shopping, and how many presents are under the tree.
It will touch people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, and will delight the imaginations of young and old alike!
If you have enjoyed her bright, engaging illustrations in the past, I recommend incorporating this new book. It is a fabulous collection of well-chosen, uplifting songs and stories, appropriate to the season of warmth and light!
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