Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Crystal the Christmas Angel

Title: Crystal the Christmas Angel
Author: Theresa Oliver
Publisher: Write More Publications
Pages: 66
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
All of the angels in Heaven are preparing for a big event, and Crystal, a little angel, wants to be a part of it. But the more she tries, the more the angels tell her that she is just too little. That is, until God himself gives her the biggest, most important task of all ... going with the Archangel Gabriel to Mary, and bringing God’s greatest gift to the world. But can Crystal do what God asks? Journey with Crystal as she discovers that God sometimes chooses the most unlikely for the greatest tasks. Crystal also discovers that you are never too little to do great things. You just need to believe and never give up.

My Impressions: 

This was such a sweet book that I thoroughly enjoyed, even if the message was not 100% biblical. The moral themes that ran through it were biblical and worth being explored, the biggest being that all people, big and small, are important to God and can be used to bring glory to Him. The book also holds a little humor too, especially when you are reading it to kids and they pick up on the message.  My son got a big kick out of the fact that Crystal thinks she can lie to God and Him not already know, which led to a big conversation about God knowing our hearts before we utter a sound, just like He knew Crystals. Deanna did a great job with the illustrations that will hold the attention of the intended readers and guide the story along for them.

For More Information

  • Crystal the Christmas Angel is available at Amazon.
  • Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

Book Trailer:

  About the Author
Theresa Oliver grew up in southern Indiana, across from Louisville, Kentucky, in Clarksville, Indiana. In her childhood, she fell in love with the power of the written word, a love affair that has continued her whole life. She moved to Florida, where she has lived much of her adult life. She attended the University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, Tenn., and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications degree, News Editorial sequence. She also earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, Early Childhood Education sequence, from Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga. She is currently a writer, a full-time teacher, and the owner of Write More Publications and TNT Author Services. However, her greatest adventure is as a mother of three beautiful boys. Oliver currently resides in Kissimmee, Florida, with her husband and children.
Her latest book is the children’s picture book, Crystal the Christmas Angel.
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Disclaimer: Thanks to the author and Pump Up Your Book for the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest review.

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