Finding the Baby Jesus by Kimball Fisher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Recieved to Review
Genre: Christmas / Inspirational
Book description: 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
My thoughts: This is a beautifully written short story.
Christopher is surly and unhappy when he goes to his Grandfather's for Christmas. He doesn't think that he will get the present that he has wanted this year. He also misses his Grandmother, who died in a fire three year prior.
His Grandfather tells him the story of wooden nativity figures on the mantle. They are blackened from a house fire, the figure of the baby Jesus wasn't found in the rubble.
Christopher's heart is touched in a way that he didn't think possible. He finds the spirit of Christmas when he opens his heart and helps another in need.
This story takes 10-15 minutes to read. It is touching and is perfect to help bring the real meaning of the season into your thoughts and heart.
About Kimball Fisher:
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 him at ~ website / facebook
Purchase Links: Smashwords / Amazon Finding the Baby Jesus: A short story about how recovering a long-lost carving changed a boy's Christmas
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