Saturday, June 6, 2015

If He Had Not Come by Nan F. Weeks/ Reintroduced by David Nicholson

"If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin."-John 15:22




Five words are the premise for the children's storybook set at Christmastime, "If I had not come."

In the story, a young boy named Bobby experiences what life would be like if Jesus had never come.  He wakes up one Christmas morning, only to find it is not Christmas.  Nobody is celebrating.  Nobody knows what Christmas is.  There are no Christmas decorations or celebrations.  But it goes beyond that.

As the story progress, we find out what life would have been like for all mankind had Jesus never come.  There would have been no churches, children's homes, hospitals, or homeless shelters.  

Eventually Bobby wakes up and realizes it was a dream, but the impact is real.

At first glance, I thought this book would just be about what Christmastime would be like with no Jesus.  But as I read on, I realized that the implications of no Jesus on this earth, would have far reaching repercussions.  I had never thought about it that way before.  

Jesus is the source of compassion and goodness in the hearts of the men and women who love Him.  The Bible says God is love and when He resides in a person's heart, the ability to love like He does resides there also.

This is a sweet children's book.  I received it in e-book format, but would like a hard copy to share with my family.

I recommend it to anyone who wants to share the message of the Gospel with their family. It would be a good addition to a library of books to read with your children each Christmas. There are discussion questions and activities in the back of the book to enable you and your family to dig deeper into the message of the story.

Many blessings to you as come to know in greater measure Jesus, who did come, and now resides in the hearts and lives of those who will receive him!

Beth




Disclaimer:  I received this book free from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for a review. I was not required to give a favorable review.  The thoughts and opinions her are entirely my own.






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