“The star of the King of Christmas! Where will we find him?”
Inspired by the story of the magi and Mary’s Magnificat and featuring a family prayer, The King of Christmas invites children and families to share the joy of searching for Jesus during Advent.
Join FatCat and the wise men as they follow the light of the Christmas star, journeying over sea and field, through market and temple, to find the King of Christmas. In each place they look, a new friend joins their search.
The journey doesn’t end at the manger. Once the magi and their lively cast of friends and friendly beasts find Jesus at the nativity scene, they ask where else he can be found. On the cross? In the tomb?
And where do we find the King of Christmas today? In his word, where he promises to be found. Wherever his name and word are, you will find him too. Merry Christmas to all God’s children!
Christmas is a great time for children to learn the gospel story of who Jesus is. This vibrant book invites parents to bring their children along on the journey to find the true king of Christmas, the Messiah, the Christ. And it reminds us that he is near, even in the word that is in our ears when we learn the story.
The excitement and anticipation over the King of Christmas builds with each page! I love this treatment of the Christmas story, with its colorful illustrations and interactive catechism that invite the whole family to consider the miracle of Immanuel, God with us.
—Rachel Joy Welcher
The job of a Christian parent and a Christian minister is the same as that of John the Baptist. Our job is to point. We must point our kids away from a consumeristic and power-hungry world. Away from their own greedy and selfish hearts. Our job is to point them to Jesus where he is present by his Word and with his people. With a simple look-and-find plot that follows the magi (and Fat Cat) as they journey to find the Savior, The King of Christmas does just that. Kids will see where the Savior cannot be found—in rich palaces or in military might—and where he is most clearly seen—at the cross. Pick up this great resource to read with your preschool children this Christmas.
How can anyone, no matter how young or old, grasp the message of the Bible? The church’s answer has always been the catechism: The Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments.
The catechism teaches us what the Bible teaches us: our faith. The catechism is “fat,” bursting at the seams with meaning and challenge. FatCat is our way of making the catechism approachable, bringing theology to readers of all ages.
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Natasha Kennedy is a freelance illustrator and homeschooling mom from Seattle, Washington. She and her husband, Lindsay, have four children and a grey kitty named Tiny.
Todd R. Hains is an editor at Lexham Press. He and his wife, Veronica, have two children and two grey cats—Crumpet and Utini.