The holiday season is upon us. It seems that each year we are getting further and further away from it’s true meaning. We have forgotten about the most precious gift that has been given to us – Jesus Christ. Instead our thoughts are often focused on the decorations, parties and Santa Claus. “A Royal Christmas to Remember” reminds us what is really important.
“A Royal Christmas to Remember” is the story of Princesses Joy, Grace, Faith, Charity and Hope as they discover the true meaning of Christmas. The castle is decorated in all it’s Christmas finery and the girls are bubbling with excitement over the gifts that they will receive Christmas morning. Their excitement is cut short when a group of bandits storm the castle. The girls pray to God for courage and safety. Will the girls escape? Will they discover the true meaning of Christmas?
“A Royal Christmas to Remember” is a reminder to us all about what is really important at Christmas time. Just like the Princesses’ in the story we often get caught up in the “Holiday Extras”. Parents seem to be focused on picking out the perfect gift for their loved one and children are focused on Santa and the gifts he brings. It is all to easy to lose focus on the greatest gift of all…Jesus Christ.
The book is based on Luke 12: 15-21, the story of the Rick Young Ruler. The end of the book is “The Princesses’ Journal” and it explains the connection between the story of the Princesses’ and the Bible story. The girls were focused on the here and now…what Christmas would bring them. They had forgotten about God and his greatest gift to us, His only Son. It wasn’t until bandits attacked their castle and home that they remembered what is most important.
The story reminds us that not only do we need to tell others about God’s love for us, but that we also need to show it through our actions. Our friends and families need to see it reflected in how we live.
The book is geared toward girls between the ages of 4 through 8. Younger children will enjoy having this book read aloud to them, while older girls will enjoy reading it on their own. The illustrations are full colour and add a wonderful visual element to the story.
“A Royal Christmas to Remember” is a fun story to share with your little girl during the Christmas season. It would make a wonderful gift to open on Christmas Eve and share at bedtime. The book is available at most major retailers including Zondervan Publishing.
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