Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Charlene's Book Review ~ Finding Baby Jesus

I participated in the Book Blast that I'm a Reader, Not a Writer held for Finding the Baby Jesus and warned you that I'd be back today with my review.  Enter to win a tour wide contest with a $25 gift card or PayPal cash as the prize, and then check out the rest of stops on Kimball Fisher's tour.  Enjoy!

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Finding the Baby Jesus by Kimball Fisher

After being forced to wear lederhosen for the annual holiday card picture, twelve-year-old Chris thinks that the least his parents can do is get him the Tony Hawk skateboard he wants for Christmas. But when he recovers the hand-carved Baby Jesus that everyone thought had been destroyed in a fire the year his Grandma died, Chris realizes that some gifts are even more important than skateboards.

When the author had to discontinue a cherished tradition of reading Christmas stories out loud with his family and holiday guests each week in December, he wrote Finding the Baby Jesus. He had been unable to locate enough meaningful stories that could be read in a single sitting with wiggly children.

My Review:

Like most boys, twelve year old Chris looks forward to getting the best present ever for Christmas, but it doesn't look like it will happen.  His family can't afford it, there is no Santa after all (though he'd never dash his little brother's dreams of all that), and the best grandmother in the world will never be there to make it all special again.  Among other things, store-bought strudel will never match the special way she had made it.  Things looks pretty glum.

But, when a boy from school comes caroling and tells Chris that all he wants for Christmas is a warm coat that fits right, Chris realizes there's more than a Tony Hawk skateboard.  And when he accidentally finds something his grandmother had tucked away (and most likely forgot where she put), the true meaning of Christmas shines in Chris's heart.

Finding the Baby Jesus is a sweet Christmas time read that will warm your family's hearts.  Well written and perfect for youngsters, the story will be a sweet add to your holiday gathering.

What others are saying:

“Tender and true, this warm Christmas tale brought tears to my eyes.”
–Heather Vogel Frederick, author

“A touching story that speaks to the importance of family, giving, and the true spirit of Christmas.”
–Matthew Kirby, author

“Deeply moving. Poignant.”
–Deborah Halverson, former editor 

Get yours now!

About the Author

Kimball Fisher writes novels for young readers. He is also a best-selling business author, professional speaker, and management consultant. Some of his past jobs include: sailboat builder, ghost writer (not as scary as it sounds), illustrator, and factory manager (more scary than it sounds). For fun he builds furniture, stained-glass windows, and writing pens.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities (with minors in English, Asian Studies, and Japanese), and a Master of Organizational Behavior degree from Brigham Young University. He and his amazing wife Reenie live in Portland, Oregon, where they have seen pheasants, coyotes, and a bobcat in their own backyard.

Find out more about Kimball here: 

Tour Giveaway
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Until next time, may your dreams be magical.



Kimball Fisher said...

Thanks for posting something about my little Christmas book!

Charlene A. Wilson said...

You're welcome, and best of luck, Kimball.