BOOK REVIEW - A Beautiful Story: Jesus & St. Nick by Sarah French
Book Title: A Beautiful Story: Jesus & St. Nick by Sarah French
Category: Children's Non-Fiction (ages 3 to 8), 32 pages
Genre: Children's Book
Publisher: Sarah French
Release date: Sep 2023
Content Rating: G. Suitable for everyone.
The Christmas season is here, and you once again have to juggle the story of Jesus with good Ole St. Nick…
…but what if you didn’t have to?
This beautifully illustrated bedtime story teaches children the story behind St. Nick and how he was a follower of Jesus too! Children will learn about the birth of Jesus, the importance of giving, and the reason for many of our holiday traditions.
A Beautiful Story: Jesus & St. Nick will quickly become a family favorite. Parents love the values it teaches, and kids love the way it brings the real Christmas story to life! Make this book a Christmas tradition in your household so your kids will grow up understanding why we celebrate Christmas with certain traditions today. And don’t worry! We don’t give away any holiday secrets!
A Beautiful Story Jesus & St. Nick is the delightful story that explains the intersection of Jesus and St. Nick. What I love most about this book is that Sarah wrote this for her children so they would have a written history of their Christmas tradition.
Set on Christmas Eve, Mommy tells Blair and CJ that it’s time to go to bed. They ask to hear the story of Jesus and St. Nick. Jesus was born first, and the Christmas holiday was born. Mommy explains how St. Nick is just as important because he was a bishop in what we call Turkey today. He was a follower of Jesus, and thus found job in giving gifts to others, especially children. He also gave of his time and money to those who were less fortunate.
The illustrations are gorgeous, and I think this book is an excellent conversation starter for the meaning of the Christmas season. The book is well written, and the illustrations bring the story to life. The book is engaging the bible passages used resonated with me as I love giving gifts and showing those closest to me how much I love them.
I hope to read more from Sarah French. I love to see a series about her children and their other traditions!
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Sarah French is a three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist. She is a broadcast news anchor for the NBC affiliate, WCNC Charlotte.
Sarah joined WCNC from WHDH in Boston, MA. She was the morning anchor there and joined the team in 2011. She was also the host of What's Cooking, How to Help, and Backstage in Boston. Prior to WHDH, Sarah was the morning anchor at WTIC in Hartford, CT. Sarah began her career as a reporter for KOMU in Columbia, MO.
Sarah brings rich experience covering major world events. She was on the ground covering the Boston Marathon bombing, the destructive aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. She holds three prestigious Emmy Awards. She also received the "Speak for Thyself Award" honoring community advocates and non-profit leaders, as well as Boston’s Most Exceptional Women Honoree.
Sarah is an inspirational champion for several notable causes, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She is also an advocate for domestic violence victims. After the tragic death of her friend and colleague, Alice Morrin, Sarah worked tirelessly with Connecticut legislators to pass a 911 texting bill after Alice's death.
Sarah is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. In 2021, she went back to school and earned her Master of Journalism degree. After covering the Boston Marathon bombing, Sarah decided her research would focus on how to help journalists who cover traumatic events.
Sarah is a member of Cherokee nation. She grew up in Arkansas and lives in Charlotte with her husband and two kids. They also have two dogs, Buddy and Teddy! Sarah is a huge fan of the theater and enjoys spending her free time with family. Sarah also volunteers in the children's ministry of her church.
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