Many parents and teachers struggle with how to approach the
Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus dilemma. Many deal with this by telling
children that the legends surrounding Santa Claus are based on a real,
historical figure named Nicholas, a Christian bishop known for his
This picture book presents a shortened,
somewhat fictionalized version of the life of Saint Nicholas, explaining
that Nicholas was a servant of God and that, through him, Gods love was
reflected to others. The story touches on the ministry of Nicholas and his
generous gift of a dowry to three young girls as a response to God's love
in Jesus. And it brings application to our own lives as we, too, respond
with grateful hearts to Gods great gift of love to us.
Combining museum-quality artwork
and family friendly language, this book clearly articulates how God
showered His love upon us through Christ and helps children see that our
own gift-giving is a grateful response to the sacrificial gift of Gods
Son. 32 pages.