The First Christmas

The True and Unfamiliar Story

The First Christmas

A beautifully illustrated gift book that offers the real, historical drama of Christmas by award-winning author and historian Paul L. Maier.

Kristoph and the First Christmas Tree

Kristoph and the First Christmas Tree

It's Christmas Eve 722, and Kristoph, a young orphan boy, is accompanying the missionary priest Boniface through the German countryside. They are hurrying to reach the next village by nightfall when they come upon a group of people in the forest worshiping an oak tree and preparing to sacrifice the son of the village chieftain. To prove that the oak is powerless and that there is only One True God, Boniface miraculously fells the giant tree with a single ax stroke. In its place stands an evergreen. Calling it "the tree of the Christ Child," he instructs the men to mend their lives and take the tree home where it will shelter "loving gifts and lights of kindness." Now rescued, the son of the village chieftain invites Boniface and Kristoph to share Christmas with his family . . . around another evergreen that Kristoph cuts down for their own celebration.

Our First Christmas

Our First Christmas

It’s that time of year when the world falls in love . . .” Join four of your favorite authors for tales of Christmas romance to remember forever. “Under the Mistletoe,” Lisa Jackson Megan Johnson’s marriage is over—or so she thinks. When her husband Chris lands in the hospital, she remembers the unexpected joy of their first Christmas together . . . “A Ranger for Christmas,” Mary Burton The holidays bring painful memories for history professor Marisa Thompson. But agreeing to help Texas Ranger Lucas Cooper solve a case presents her with more than a distraction . . . “A Southern Christmas,” Mary Carter Reporter Danielle Bright is heading home to write about Christmas down south—and possibly win back her ex. But Sawyer, the sexy photographer, is determined to jingle her bells . . . “Christmas in Montana,” Cathy Lamb Family is where you go after quitting your job, but Laurel Kelly isn’t prepared for the changes at home in Montana—or the fact that her high school boyfriend now owns the family land . . .

The First Christmas

The First Christmas

"The Little Children's Bible Books is 24 best stories of the Bible retold for pre-schoolers in 24 volumes. Forty pages of learning and fun – including two four-page jumbo fold-outs!"

The First Christmas

The First Christmas

Each story in the series is retold in about 500 words with bright and cheerful pictures. The full series comprises: From the Old Testament: -God makes the World (07459 4861 8) -Noah and the Flood (07459 4862 6) -Moses and the Princess (07459 4863 4) -David and Goliath (07459 4864 2) -Jonah and the Whale (07459 4865 0) -Daniel and the Lions (07459 4866 9) From the New Testament -Jesus and the Fishermen (07459 4868 5) -Jesus and the Miracle (07459 4869 3) -The First Easter (07459 4872 3) -Jesus and the Prayer (07459 4871 5) -The First Christmas (07459 4867 7) -The Lost Sheep (07459 4870 7)

The First Christmas

The First Christmas

This book tells the story of the birth of Jesus, from the angel's visit to Mary to the flight to Egypt. It is very simple and straightforwardly faithful to the Bible accounts in Matthew and Luke. The charming pencil and watercolour illustrations by Sophie Allsopp respectfully complement the great story, adding detail and warmth that will be appreciated by adult and child alike. This little hardback is a beautiful but very accessible presentation of the familiar nativity story which makes a lovely Christmas gift.

The First Christmas Gift

The First Christmas Gift

This is a delightful, rhyming story of the birth of Jesus as the first Christmas gift and what that means for us. It shares the wonder and surprise of this amazing event in a way children will love. It has been joyfully approved by the author's eleven grandchildren and would be a wonderful addition to your family Christmas traditions or as a gift for the children you know and love.

The First Christmas of the War

The First Christmas of the War

SPECIAL PEARL HARBOR 75TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION WITH ALL-NEW BONUS MATERIAL From USA Today bestselling author Alan Simon ‘Twas the week of Christmas, Nineteen forty-one; The season’s joy overshadowed by the war just begun. The Great Depression years finally behind them, the entire Coleman family of Pittsburgh has been looking forward to this Christmas for almost the entire year. For the first time in more than a decade, Gerald and Irene Coleman have tucked away enough extra money to make up for all the lean years of disappointingly modest Christmas gifts for their children. But December 7, 1941 has changed everything, and for the past two weeks the entire family has followed with despair the Japanese advances all over the Pacific as well as America finally being dragged into the two-year old European war. Though a few glimmers of hope can be found amidst the ominous war news, both parents fear not only for the country’s fate as this new war begins but also, more personally, for the fate of their sons who will likely soon be joining the fighting in one war theater or another. Still, despite the sense of dread hanging over almost every aspect of the family’s daily affairs, Irene Coleman is determined that if indeed this will be the last Christmas that the family spends together––at least until after the war, or perhaps even forever––then she will do everything in her power to make Christmas, 1941, the first Christmas of the war, a happy one for her children and her entire family. Come spend the week leading up to Christmas, 1941 with the Coleman family including: Jonathan––The eldest son at nineteen, Jonathan fatalistically realizes the inevitability of his military days arriving very soon, whether he succumbs to the pressure to enlist or if he waits until he is drafted. But Jonathan has other problems on his mind as well. His long-time girlfriend Francine Donner, whom only days from now he plans to ask to marry him, broke a date with him this past weekend to go out with one of Jonathan’s best friends from high school (and one of her own former boyfriends), because he is headed off to boot camp right after Christmas. Jonathan has ominous feelings about this turn of events...and he’s right. Charlene––The third child in the family and the oldest daughter, Charlene has just become secretly engaged at the age of sixteen to her boyfriend who is soon headed to boot camp. She shares the news of her engagement with her cousin Lorraine Walker, but Lorraine quickly breaks her promise to keep the news secret. When Irene Coleman learns of her daughter’s engagement and the circumstances surrounding it, she has yet another problem to confront. Irene––In many ways, the backbone of the family...the classical 1930s-1940s matriarch who runs her household her way, no questions asked. Like her husband, Irene is mortified by the ominous war news and does her best to occupy the hours of her day with an endless string of tasks and chores, trying to keep her mind off her own fears for her sons’ safety. …and the others. December 20-26, 1941: The First Christmas of the War