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We really like Song of the Stars

Posted by Stephen Witmer on December 15th, 2015

The Advent season is a great time to read excellent children’s books about the meaning of Christmas. The really good ones will shape your children and give you benefit and pleasure at the same time.

Our family enjoys Sally Lloyd-Jones’ excellent Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story (Sally Lloyd-Jones is also the author of the much-loved Jesus Storybook Bible). Song of the Stars includes superb paintings by Alison Jay, and the text is simple, worshipful and beautiful. It points us to the true meaning of Christmas.

I read it the other night to Henry as his bed-time story, and was deeply moved again by the closing line:

‘Heaven’s Son

sleeping under the stars

that he made.’

So, dear readers, Tolle lege!