It’s Christmas Eve! On the final day of our festival Advent calendar we bring you a much loved book about the most important story of all…
“On a dark night long ago, and in a far country, some shepherds were keeping watch over their sheep. Suddenly a bright light shone on them. It was an angel, who told the shepherds that a baby had been born in Bethlehem – a baby called Jesus who would bring happiness to the world. They would find him in a stable, lying in a manger.”
And so begins The Christmas Book by Dick Bruna. I am not going to make a big song and dance about this lovely book, its simplicity is the key to its effectiveness.
The greatest story ever told is contained here in a few simple pages, charmingly supported by Mr Bruna’s trademark illustrations.
Over the last 50 odd years, I have had this book read to me, I have read it to myself and I have read it to my children.
For me, this is the one book that captures the essence of what we celebrate each year.
“All over the world people tell the story of the bright star which guided the shepherds and the three kings to the stable where Jesus was born. And that is the story of Christmas.”
Wishing you all a happy and hopeful Christmas. Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm in 2019 and we look forward to reuniting in the new year!
Merry Christmas booklovers!