Why Christmas?

Author: Barbara Reaoch
Illustrator: Carol McCarty
Paperback, 64 pages
ISBN 9781936908622

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About the book

Why do we celebrate Christmas? Most children do not know the true answer to that question or why God sent Jesus to live on earth. Why Christmas? is a helpful devotional with Scripture reading, memory verse, Christmas carol and questions to direct your child’s heart towards God. The readings, which begin on the first day of December, are Biblical, short, and effective. Colorful illustrations illuminate the events of the incarnation. This book will provide parents with the assistance they desire for leading their child to the Christ of Christmas.

See also: A companion volume, Why Easter?, is also available to assist parents in teaching their children about Jesus’ death and resurrection.


“God coming to earth as a baby?!  That’s as incredible as fitting an oil tanker into a bath tub or a 747 into your garage.  No, it’s even more astounding!  Christmas may be God’s greatest miracle of all and every boy and girl should be able to know why.  And Why Christmas? provides an exceptional opportunity for parents and Christian leaders to lead their children through a rich and wonderful discovery behind the miracle of Christmas – I highly recommend this brilliant little book for every child!”
—Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

Why Christmas? provides an attractive, joyous, and rich overview of the meaning of the coming of Christ into the world.  Parents and children alike will be grateful for the wealth of clear and biblically-faithful teaching this small book offers.  To use this book with your children is to give them one of the best Christmas gifts they could ever receive.”
—Bruce A. Ware, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

About the author

Barbara Reaoch is Bible Study Fellowship International’s Director of children’s programs. For nearly twenty years, she taught women’s BSF classes in the United States and South Africa. Barbara has also worked at the Rafiki Girl’s Center in South Africa, teaching the Bible and life skills to young women. She has been married to Ron for forty years; they have three grown children and four grandchildren.


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