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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Book Review: One Wintry Night

I was so excited to get the opportunity to review "One Wintry Night" by Ruth Bell Graham!

Here's a snippet of the publisher's description that piqued my attention:

 A classic Christmas picture book, One Wintry Night tells the story of a mountain boy who is injured in a snowstorm and seeks refuge in a cabin. While he waits out the storm, the woman who lives there tells him the Christmas story. In a magnificent blend of a contemporary setting with the history of God’s redeeming love, Ruth Graham created a wonderful and unique version of the Christmas story. Breathtakingly illustrated by renowned artist Richard Jesse Watson, One Wintry Night is the perfect gift for the young and the young-at-heart that will fascinate both those who have heard the Bible story many times and those who know only a few details.

I was particularly excited about the way that Ruth Graham wove together the whole of the Bible to tell the Christmas story. She recognizes that all of Scripture speaks of Jesus, from Genesis to Revelation. Since this is something I am attempting to teach my children, I was so excited to find a Christmas book like this!

Since my girls are on the young side for a book like this, I chose to begin the story at bedtime on December 13 and read one chapter every night, ending the story on Christmas Eve. I will say that my two year old didn't quite have the attention span for this story -- the word to pictures ratio is probably a bit much for her age group. 

Speaking of the pictures...they are absolutely breathtaking! This is probably one of the most gorgeously illustrated children's books I have ever seen.

If you've got kids in the 4 years old and up range, I would highly recommend adding this to your Christmas book collection!

And I can help with that! Thanks to the generous folks at Tommy Nelson, I have one copy of the book to giveaway.

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I received a copy of this book for review from Tommy Nelson. All opinions are my own.


  1. I would love to have this! Always looking for creative ways to share Christ with my girls!

  2. What a cool looking book! I love having Christmas books that we only get out for the Christmas season! The kids look forward to reading them!


  3. I've always loved the book and would love to have it. Thanks for hosting the giveaway Amy!!

  4. I would love this! It looks wonderful! I love the Christmas books with the lights and music. We do jammies and a Christmas book every Christmas Eve. Would love to give this one next year!

  5. I remember reading this as a kid! I loved it and would love to have a copy for the boys!

  6. This sounds like a cozy, fireside story from a creative perspective. I would love to have this book in my home!