Sunday, December 2, 2012

Finding The Baby Jesus by Kimball Fisher, Book Review, Guest Post & Giveaway!

Blurb from the book:

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:

Finding the Baby Jesus is a short, sweet and simple story that illustrates the real meaning of Christmas.  It is poignant and emotional.  It is beautifully written and tugs at your heart strings!  It is a quick read, only about ten minutes, but perfect to sit down and read with your family, kids, and grandkids.  It will hold your interest and theirs too.  It brings to light that giving is much more important than receiving and that some things are much more precious than what lies under the tree.  I love this book so much that I am going to buy a hardback copy for my Dad for Christmas!  He loves Christmas stories as much as I do, and he used to read to my siblings and I every Christmas season!  Five stars for a wonderful Christmas read!

Guest Post by Author Kimball Fisher

There is something special about the holiday season, and whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or other holiday traditions, it's a wonderful time to gather the family together and celebrate the things that make us appreciate spending time with each other. It is also, however, a difficult time for many. Especially for those who have had rich traditions of family togetherness who are now isolated from them, or who have lost those they love. When I wrote FINDING THE BABY JESUS, a short story about a boy who recovers a long-lost carving that everyone assumed had been lost when his grandmother died, I remembered the first holiday season I spent as a 14-year-old boy without my Grandpa. He was hospitalized for falling off a roof and died soon after a problem in surgery. I had been very close to my Grandpa, and that year I didn't feel like celebrating without him. It must have been even worse for my younger brothers and sisters. 

Perhaps this season, if we are blessed with a happy celebration full of love and family, we might find a way to share a little bit of it with those who are burdened by loss or loneliness. Isn't giving what the season is all about? My little book has a discussion guide with questions that can prompt a family activity to help others who are less fortunate.

Author 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.

You can find out more about author Kimball Fisher thru his website or Facebook.

You can pick up Finding the Baby Jesus via Amazon or  Smashwords.


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 Happy Reading!!!

 I received this book for free and this is my honest review.


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  2. You are welcome, I loved it! Thank you for the opportunity to read and review it!

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