The Christmas Promise Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  November 6, 2014
The Christmas Promise Book Cover The Christmas Promise
Alison Mitchell
The Good Book Company
November 4, 2014

A captivating retelling of the Christmas story showing how God kept His promise to send a new King. Superb illustrations by Catalina Echeverri and faithful, Bible-centered story-telling by Alison Mitchell combine to make this a book that both parents and children will love.

A long, long time ago so long that it's hard to imagine God promised a new King. He wasn't any ordinary king, like the ones we see on TV or in books. He would be different. He would be a new King; a rescuing King; a forever King!

This book helps pre-school children discover exactly how God kept His Christmas Promise.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for The Christmas Promise (The Good Book Company, 2014). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“I highly recommend this book for parents and for churches to purchase to place in their Sunday School classrooms.”
Reviewer: Mike Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Beverly Terry
Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend this book for parents to read with their children during the Christmas season.”
Reviewer: Joanne Viola
Rating: 5 Stars

“The colorful illustrations and the child friendly, sweet prose included in the book make this picture book one that could be used again and again, year after year.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 stars

“The Christmas Promise is a great book for parents to read to their children, reminding them of why we celebrate Christmas and what it means for all of our lives.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 stars

“This book will be a mainstay in my household and I will recommend it to my friends and family.”
Reviewer: Cliff VanNostrand
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you are looking for a helpful children’s book to tell you one of the most neglected “whys” of the incarnation, then let me recommend The Christmas Promise wholeheartedly.”
Reviewer: Allen Mickle
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is one of my favorite kids books we have ever had the joy of reading together.”
Reviewer: Josh Skinner
Rating: 4 Stars

The Christmas Promise is a fun and extremely well illustrated attempt to communicate the main theme of Mathew’s gospel.”
Reviewer: Joshua Torrey
Rating: 4 Stars

“Overall this may be one of the best Christmas story books for children that I have come across.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you are looking for a book to read to introduce children to the story of Christmas this Christmas season, this is a beautiful choice.”
Reviewer: Jill Ivy
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is a great introduction to the Christmas story and a great gift for the young ones in your family.”
Reviewer: Michelle Green
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book would be a perfect gift for young children and their families.”
Reviewer: Rani Grant
Rating: 5 Stars

“The Christmas Promise is a beautiful and endearing book that children will enjoy and parents will appreciate, thanks to the high quality artwork and theology.”
Reviewer: Amanda Cain
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book combines high quality art work with a gospel centered storyline.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“I imagine that when a book publisher breaks ground in a new market, they have to really make a splash. With The Good Book Company’s foray into children’s books, they don’t settle for the kiddie pool, they go straight for the deep end. This is some high quality children’s literature.”
Reviewer: Andrew Wencl
Rating: 4 Stars

“My five year old loves this book and so do I. The illustrations are beautifully done. The story is easy to listen and pay attention to. It stresses the gift of the Forever, Rescuing King. I think this is a good resource for young children.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 4 Stars

“I really liked this book and thought it was well done, both in terms of content and illustration. I can’t wait to read it to my child in a few years.”
Reviewer: Zack Ford
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you’re on the lookout for a new children’s book to add your Christmas selection, `The Christmas Promise’ is a fabulous choice. I recommend pairing it with the matching advent calendar, that is also available from The Good Book Company.”
Reviewer: Shaun Tabatt
Rating: 5 Stars

“The visual illustrations are simple, attractive, cartoon-like, child-friendly and a visual treat. I recommend this colorful and delightful book for parents to look at and to read with their young children.”
Reviewer: Ben Toh
Rating: 4 Stars

“I absolutely loved that this book is focused on the fact that this is a fulfilled promise from thousands of years ago in the Old Testament.”
Reviewer: Crystal Carney
Rating: 4 Stars

“Jesus is King. That is the theme in this wonderfully illustrated children’s book on the birth of Christ.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book helps pre-school children discover exactly how God kept His Christmas Promise.”
Reviewer: Sara Shoop
Rating: 5 Stars

“Both of my kids (5 and 2) listened intently, fascinated by the slightly different approach to the story of the birth of Jesus. I love books that connect the Old Testament promises to the New Testament fulfillment of those promises and this is a great introduction to that theme for young children.”
Reviewer: LeeAnn Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

“I believe this is a book that could be read any time of year.” Reviewer: Jennifer King Rating: 5 Stars