The Night of Las Posadas
The Night of Las Posadas, written and illustrated by Tomie DePaola, is a children’s book is about the tradition in which Mary and Joseph go from door to door seeking shelter on Christmas Eve. This year Sister Angie, who is always in charge of the celebration, has to stay home with the flu, and Lupe and Roberto, who are to play Mary and Joseph, get caught in a snowstorm. But a man and a woman no one knows arrive in time to take their place in the procession and then mysteriously disappear at the end before they can be thanked. That night we witness a Christian miracle, for when Sister Angie goes to the cathedral and kneels before the statue of Mary and Joseph, wet footprints from the snow lead up to the statue.
Dog in the Manger:
Finding God in Christmas Chaos
Christmas card trauma. Over-the-top decorations. Post-Christmas blues. Dog in the Manger: Finding God in the Christmas Chaos has laugh-out-loud humor anchored by spiritual truths. Author Tim Schenck helps us maintain our spiritual sanity through the often frenetic chaos of Advent and Christmas. Dog in the Manger also explores the major characters of the season in new ways, including John the Baptist, Mary, Joseph, and of course, Jesus. Thoughtful questions following each section make Dog in the Manger ideal for personal reflection, seasonal book groups, or a last-minute Christmas gift.
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