Monday, January 10, 2011

The Christmas Journey Book Review and Giveaway

The Christmas Journey by Donna VanLiere

Publication Date: October 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genre: Christmas/Seasonal
ISBN-13: 9780312613723

The eighty-mile journey of a common carpenter and a simple peasant girl is one of the most powerful stories in history. As books go out of print and stories fade from memory, the journey of Joseph and Mary and her delivery inside a common barn continues to bless and inspire hope in people around the world.

Accompanied by moving and beautifully rendered watercolor illustrations throughout, Donna's signature voice retelling shows that the story of the nativity is alive in our modern world.

The first thing that caught my eye with this book was the stunning cover.

The reason behind the season.  Pure and simple.  This book reminds us of what Christmas is about and it's a beautiful thing.

If you're thinking it's a very deep and long read, it's not.  It's a short read filled with beautiful colorful graphics and easy enough for my children to read, and read they did.

In this day and age where Christmas seems to be all about the material things and commercialization, it feels good to have a book that simply reminds us of things that we tend to forget about.  The author reminds us of what Joseph, Mary and Jesus went through to make it possible.

Really good book and it's going to become one of our family traditions, we will be reading this book every Christmas day.

-An excerpt from THE CHRISTMAS JOURNEY:  
-Audio excerpt from THE CHRISTMAS JOURNEY:  
-About Donna VanLiere: 

Thanks to Anne Staszaleck from St. Martin's Press, I have a copy to giveaway.  Wouldn't you like to add this beautiful book and story to your Christmas collection??

If so, all you need to do is leave me a comment and an email or a way to contact you.  That's all.

The contest is open to US and Canada residents only and will run until Monday 17th, 2011.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday 18th, 2011.  Good Luck!

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