The Legend of the Christmas Tree: The Inspirational Story of a Treasured Tradition

The Legend of the Christmas Tree The Inspirational Story of a Treasured Tradition On a visit to a tree lot the Johnson family sees three beautifully decorated trees standing in the center of the lot A mysterious silver gift wrapped box is under one of the trees The old lot owner n

  • Title: The Legend of the Christmas Tree: The Inspirational Story of a Treasured Tradition
  • Author: Rick Osborne Bill Dodge
  • ISBN: 9780310700432
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On a visit to a tree lot, the Johnson family sees three beautifully decorated trees standing in the center of the lot A mysterious silver gift wrapped box is under one of the trees The old lot owner notices their intrigue and what he tells them, not only marks the beginning of a new family tradition, but also brings meaning and understanding into their Christmas celebratOn a visit to a tree lot, the Johnson family sees three beautifully decorated trees standing in the center of the lot A mysterious silver gift wrapped box is under one of the trees The old lot owner notices their intrigue and what he tells them, not only marks the beginning of a new family tradition, but also brings meaning and understanding into their Christmas celebration In The Legend of the Christmas Tree, children ages 4 to 8 will discover the wonderful story of how the evergreen tree first became a symbol of Christmas and a way to tell people about God The beautiful illustrations by Bill Dodge add a wonderful richness to the story and help bring meaning to one of our best loved traditions decorating the Christmas tree.

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    1. This book takes a religious look at Christmas tree history. Though it credits the idea as being entirely Christian, which is a falsehood, it does a pretty good job of bringing out the history of the tree from the Christian point of view with some often overlooked Christmas tree history. Good for the family that is trying to find the religious underpinning of what is often viewed as the secular portion of the holiday celebration. I liked the book though the moralistic, relatable-family aspect was [...]

    2. We like to make Christmas and our traditions meaningful and God-centered. We like The Legend of the Christmas Tree because it helps our children to understand why we put up a Christmas tree each year. The execution of this book leaves a bit to be desired, but the message of following Jesus is a good one.

    3. "Merry Christmas Shannon. Love always, Mom and Dad. 2001." I'll give my mom credit, there are lots of opportunities for misses when purchasing books for someone, and she misses an extraordinarily few number of times. I liked the legend itself, but I didn't really care for the illustrations at all.

    4. This book was interesting as it shared a Christian view on why we celebrate Christmas with a tree. I liked the history behind it. We did stop for a moment and talk about our belief in the Godhead and how they are 3 different beings as the book shares that they are one.

    5. 3.5 stars. Nice to have some exposure to the history behind the Christmas tree, and how it is used as a symbol of Christ. It did require some discussion in our family about the godhead (we believe in three distinct personages, not three in one like the three points of a Christmas tree.)

    6. We received this book for Christmas. I love reading it with my children. It's not the best children's book I've ever read, but it does remind us of why we celebrate and my kids really enjoy it.

    7. What a wonderful 3 minute story! So, glad I was able to read it as the beginning of the Christmas season has begun.

    8. AS with the book about candy canes, this book has nice illustrations, a terrific idea, and a less-than-stellar execution.

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