Friday, November 6, 2015

The Legend of the Christmas Cookie by Dandi Daley Mackall

"The Legend of the Christmas Cookie -- Sharing the True Meaning of Christmas" by Dandi Daley Mackall is a beautifully illustrated book with a sweet and thoughtful story.

This book tells of young Jack who learns the story of the Christmas cookie and the blessing of sharing God's love with others.  Spoiler alert -- Jack gets the opportunity to share God's love (and his special cookie) with a traveling stranger.

Each Christmas cookie is made using an intricately carved wooden mold, as in the Middle Ages.  It would be great if a set of these molds were for sale to go along with the book.  I have a wooden mold from New Zealand of a kiwi bird and so I have seen firsthand how interesting the cookies made from wooden molds can be.  For those of you who bake, there is a recipe included in the book.

While the book doesn't go into great detail about the actual story of Jesus' birth, the angel's declaration of the good news is key to the story:

"Today in the town of David 
a Savior has been born to you: 
He is Christ the Lord."

It seems that this book is intended for those who are already familiar with Jesus' birth and with why Jesus came to earth.  So -- the true moral of the book is for those who DO know to share God's love and Jesus' gift of salvation with those who don't yet know.  Overall, this is a sweet and inspiring story that will encourage those who believe to reach out to those around them.

If you have any questions about Jesus' birth and the reason for it -- please don't hesitate to ask a question in the comments below or e-mail me.  I would love to tell you more about God's love for you.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

~❀~ Chelsey ~❀~


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