Monday, December 14, 2015

Book Review - It's Not About You, Mr. Santa Claus


Christmas is one of the most important holidays celebrated in most countries around the world, yet the true origin of this special day is often missed. Almost everyone equates Santa Claus and the giving of gifts with Christmas, but what event was the catalyst behind this centuries-old tradition?

This delightfully illustrated children's story is sure to become a tradition for you and your family as the holiday rolls around each year. Christmas is a special time and celebration and one in which we must take time to reflect on what is most important.


Author Soraya Diase Coffelt is a native of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. She is a mother of two sons, lawyer and former judge. She loves children.
Active in her church, she served as a parent volunteer and then a lay minister in the Children's Ministry for over 15 years. She has also participated in mission trips providing food, medicine, clothing and other necessary items to people in need in Honduras and the Amazon River Region of Peru. She frequently helps feed homeless and hungry people in the Virgin Islands and whenever she travels. Her late husband, Gordon, supported her wholeheartedly.


This is another adorable book from Soraya Coffelt! In this book, the child writes to Santa Claus to let him know the true meaning of Christmas. It tells the story of the Christ child, Jesus, and I really love the illustrations in this book.

As it tells the story of Jesus and his birth, it also explains a lot of things like what a manger is and why the wisemen brought the gifts to Jesus that they brought. I really like that this was explained because I'm sure  a lot of children wouldn't really understand about these things.

There is a lot of humor in this book, too, as the child talks about the shepherds. I got a chuckle out of several things in this story. It would definitely entertain a child while explaining very well about Jesus.

I love this book. It's easily understood so even the youngest of children could enjoy it. The illustrations are very colorful and add a lot to the story. I also like that she always invites the reader to accept Jesus as their Savior if they haven't done so already.  I highly recommend this book and it would be a great book to read on Christmas eve! It's not too late to order one for Christmas so don't wait - you'll enjoy it so much! I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by the author

Blessings - Julie

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