Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New Releases: November 10, 2008

The Christmas List
Susan K. Leigh
Concordia, July 2008

During this season of giving and getting, many children make a Christmas list. In this picture book for six to nine-year-olds, readers learn that a wish list of gifts is fun, but it's not as important as God's list of all His children, the Book of Life. This story encourages children to focus away from materialism by reminding them of the meaning of Christmas, the day God sent His Son to be our Savior, who is the best gift of all!

Christmas Is Here!
Wendy Brawer
Kregel Kidzone, August 2008

The joyful sounds of ten traditional Christmas songs accompany this beautifully illustrated, interactive book. Packed with over 50 flap surprises, Christmas is Here! tells the story of the very first Christmas. As they explore the pages, the entire family will delight in listening to hymns on the enclosed CD. Simple activities and questions related to the songs help kids apply the Christmas message to their own lives.

Nooma: Tomato (DVD)
Rob Bell
Zondervan, November 2008

Nooma is a revolutionary product that is changing the way people view spirituality. This new format called Nooma is a short film along with a study guide. Rob Bell's newest Nooma is about surrendering the ideals of our image. We all get consumed with ourselves; sometimes we're not even aware of it. We learn from a young age that life if about winning and impressing. We pick up that our worth comes from looks or skills. Jesus invites these parts of us to die, the parts of us that tell us our worth comes from the things we say and do. Maybe it's only when we let these things die, that we truly begin to live.

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