The Pine Tree Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs
Genre: Christian Children’s Board Book
Pages: 28 Board Book 8 x 9.90 x 0.80
Date Published: October 4th 2011 (orig. hdbk 1992)
Publisher: Tommy Nelson, a division of Thomas Nelson
This heartwarming story of a child’s hope and a woman’s unselfish gift shows children what it means to “love your neighbor as you love yourself.”
A Christmas tree farmer’s wife plans to save the most beautiful tree on the farm for her own family until one December night when a child shows her the true meaning of Christmas. Throughout the story, Scripture verses teach a resounding message of God’s love. Over 300,000 copies sold in other formats.
You may remember my excitement last October with Thomas Nelson and Liz Curtis Higgs released one of her children’s books in a big board book format perfect for the season –> The Pumpkin Patch Parable (My Review). This year I am ecstatic about their release of another of her children’s books into a big board book format great for this coming Christmas season –> The Pine Tree Parable.
Seriously, I could not be more excited! I am so in love with this new big board book type of format that I am plain giddy. Liz always has love in my book since her Christian Historical Fiction novels were my introduction into my novel passion, but her children’s books are wonderful too. Each book with a great overall message straight with Biblical inspiration and each page within filled with a verse that guides the story as well as gives an opportunity for discussion points with one’s child.
As I said with The Pumpkin Patch Parable, big board book… What this book is, is a beautiful parable format using the image of a pine tree to share the gospel with our kids. With an applicable verse on each page bringing the story and the message in the bible alive this book is creative and meaningful. The size is great, and AppleBlossom even as a toddler is excited to be able to touch the pages and flip them herself and I rest easy without the fear of her tearing the pages. I love it!
*Thanks to Thomas Nelson for providing a copy for review.*
LIZ CURTIS HIGGS is the author of twenty-seven books with three million copies in print, including: her best-selling historical novels, Thorn in My Heart, Fair Is the Rose, Christy Award-winner Whence Came a Prince, and Grace in Thine Eyes, a Christy Award finalist; My Heart’s in the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland, an armchair travel guide to Galloway; and her contemporary novels, Mixed Signals, a Rita Award finalist, and Bookends, a Christy Award finalist. Visit the author’s extensive website at www.lizcurtishiggs.com.
Preview of a hardcover edition:
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