Sunday 24 November 2019

Santa’s Priority: Keeping Christ in Christmas - Tom Peterson and Michael LaVoy

Santa’s Priority: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Tom Peterson
Michael LaVoy (Illustrator)
TAN Books
ISBN 9781505115970

I received this in box of books from a publisher for review. I had not heard of it before it arrived but the cover and title both attracted my attention. First thing the next morning my youngest daughter discovered it on the counter, and immediacy we read it, before we had finished my son had come and joined us and we reread it a second time. The first time I started reading but my daughter took over, and she was the one who read it through the second time.

I think it is a wonderful book. I usually struggle over the holiday season. I dislike going to malls and having to go shopping in December. This book does an amazing job of reminding us about the real reason, and core of the Christmas message.

The Illustrations by Michael LaVoy of wonderfully done. They really do capture the magic of the season. And of Adoration of the infant Jesus. I would love to have a print of the penultimate image in the book to out up in our home during the holidays.

My daughters’ favorite part of the book was seeing Santa knee in adoration of baby Jesus. My son really notices Santa taking off his hat before kneeling before the creche.

It is an excellent little read and a reminder for all of us. The young and young at heart will love this volume. And it is one we will treasure in our home.

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2019 Catholic Reading Plan!

Other books by Tom Peterson:
Catholics Come Home: God's Extraordinary Plan for Your Life
Santa’s Priority: Keeping Christ in Christmas


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