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Stars, Stockings, and Shepherds: Discover the Meaning of Christmas Symbols

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Do you know the symbolism behind evergreens, sheep, or the color red? This adorably illustrated picture book teaches the meanings behind 24 Christmastime objects and is the perfect gift for any children, parents, or grandparents on your list. Make your family’s holiday season one to remember with this inspiring reminder of the gospel roots behind our treasured Christmas tr ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 14th 2014 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media (first published October 12th 2014)
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Melanie
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've learned about most of these symbols before and have had beautiful handouts with some of them over the years which I've either tossed or can't find. It's nice to have a beautifully illustrated book with the Christmas symbols and their meanings! No more hunting around for scraps of paper since I know this will be with the rest of my Christmas books.

The author takes 24 different objects, animals and people, from trees, lights, reindeer and sheep to Mary, Joseph and Jesus and explains how they
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Shauna
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is AMAZING and would make a PERFECT family read for the holidays!

"Discover the meaning of Christmas symbols"

Remembering that "Jesus is the reason" helps us to see the symbolism in the things we decorate the holidays with.

Look at some of the things you will learn in this book:

Did you know that the evergreen green tree which stands tall and remains green all year long shows us to be strong and firm in our beliefs and to look to Heaven in all things?

We decorate with lights because "Christ
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My Book Addiction and More MBA
STARS, STOCKINGS, & SHEPHERDS by Shersta Chabot is an meaningful Christmas traditions/Holiday symbols. What a delightful as well as educational book. The illustrations are by Corey Egbert and they are fantastic.

I had forgot a lot of the symbols of the Christmas season meanings, how very sad for me. Some I knew, such as the Candy Cane, The Wise Men, Jesus, and many more. The author has done an exceptional job of the definitions, explanations, and the meaning of Christmas. I loved this book. E
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I love all the symbolism that surrounds Christmas. This book does such a great job of explaining the symbols in a way that children will understand. The pictures are perfect- colorful and happy. I'm having visions of curling up on the couch with a snuggy blanket and the little ones close, sharing a few precious minutes of quiet time to think of and remember Jesus Christ, whose birth and life we celebrate at Christmastime.

I loved this book. I wish I would have had it when my kids were little! I h
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Rhonda
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it

4 STARS

I need this book to remember what each thing we traditionally decorate means. This is a short 32 page children's book that tells us what stars, Christmas tree reminds us why we use these symbols to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. A lot of time we are so rushed at Christmas we forget what we are celebrating.

Some of the answers I knew and some I had no idea why we use them like reindeer fir example.

I like the bright cheery pictures in the book that Corey Egbert drew.

This is one Chr
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Peacejanz
Dec 14, 2014 rated it did not like it
I received this book from Goodreads in return for an honest review. This book deserves one star because of the lovely art work. Most of the text is the writer's imagination. "The candy cane is a symbol of the love of Jesus." ??? Where did that come from.? A candy cane is candy. "Because of their strength and kind service, reindeer are a symbol of service to others." ??? Only in this author's mind. I thought this would be a good book to read to children to teach them about the symbols of Christma ...more
Hamster
It's so easy to get caught up in the presents and delicious FOODIES.
This book is very interesting (I learned some things!) and is perfect for shifting my (and my kid's) focus back to where it needs to be.
Great pictures and awesome message!
Teri
Jan 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas
Ehhh. Not quite as good as I was joining for, but nice enough for learning a little about Christmas symbols.
Cathleen Bonville
Nov 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: first-reads
Lovely pictures. Inaccurate information. Symbols mentioned in the book came long before Christianity. Very very disappointed in this book. It is loaded with Christian propaganda.
R.c. Hancock
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A great tool for teaching about the true meaning of Christmas. Loved the illustrations, too.
Miss Pippi the Librarian


Reviewed from a free GoodReads FirstReads copy. Thank you, Shersta Chabot and Cedar Fort Publishing!
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