Christmas Time by Sue M. Barksdale



Since Christmas is such a captivating time of year, it’s the perfect setting for telling children about the miracle of the Lord Jesus Christ’s birth. Using selected passages from the first chapters of the gospels of Matthew and Luke, Christmas Time – It’s All About Jesus tells the story of Jesus’ birth in a delightfully poetic and child-like way. The sensational illustrations create an unforgettable image, so a child can always remember the true meaning of Christmas.

As an added bonus, Pastor Russ and Sue have developed devotionals to be used by families to enrich their Christmas celebrations. These are complete with attributes and names of Jesus, questions for discussion, and activities to do as a family to share Christ with those around them. Coupled together, this story and devotionals will enhance your celebration of Christmas during the season and all year long!

About the Author

Sue Murray Barksdale has been a pastor’s wife, mom, and educator for over 30 years.  She and her husband Russ live in Arlington, Texas, where Russ pastors the multi-site The Church on Rush Creek, a multi-site church. Sue has a BS in Elementary Education from The University of Houston and enjoys teaching at a public charter school in their neighborhood.

Russ and Sue consider their relationship with their grown children and spouses and their six beautiful grandchildren as one of the greatest blessings in life! Their desire to leave a legacy of Christ-centered lives motivated them to write this book for their own family and all the children in their sphere of influence. This is Sue’s second book, her first being  G.I.F.T.S.: A Prayer Book for Kids and Those Who Love Them.

My Thoughts

This book is adorable and I am looking forward to reading it to my grandchildren and pre-school students.  It is brief and the beautiful cartoon pictures and simple dialogue will hold their attention.  Those children who are 3 and up will enjoy this book during this holiday season.

In the conclusion, the author has included five devotionals centered around the acronym GLORY.  These will appeal to older children as well as the young.

If you are seeking a gift for small children at your holiday dinners, look no further.  This book will delight those youngsters in your life.  It will gently teach and minister the true meaning of this holiday.

Purchase this book directly from the publisher HERE.

Thank you to Aneko Press for the opportunity to review this book in exchange for my honest review.


2 thoughts on “Christmas Time by Sue M. Barksdale

  1. Thank you so much for the kind review of Christmas Time! I appreciate your recommendation, and pray this book will be used to delight and teach children during the season and all year long!
    God bless you!


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