Prepare your young children for Christmas by reading aloud these delightful and inspiring stories. Familiar customs such as the Advent wreath and the Christmas tree, as well as traditions from other parts of the world, are woven into charming stories with colorful illustrations. Included are stories from the Bible related to the birth of Christ, along with tales of children learning the true meaning of Christmas.
Ages 3 to 7 years
Sophie de Mullenheim
Discover the true meaning of Christmas with A Special Place for Santa: A Legend of Our Time.
8.7 x 7.7 x 0.4 inches
Recommended age: 1 - 5 years
This is the exciting story of Ishmael, a shepherd and handsome boy of thirteen who knows how to be gentle and kind, but is not afraid of putting up a fight to protect his sheep.
Along with the other shepherds in his family and their flocks, he arrives in Bethlehem. Crowds are pouring into the town to obey the command of Emperor Augustus: he has ordered a census to count all the people in the world. Ishmael is worried. Shepherds are not always welcome in the villages. What would happen in Bethlehem?
A beautiful and moving Christmas story about peace and reconciliation, brilliantly illustrated.
Ishmael is about to discover friendship and peace of heart through the birth of Christ. What if all the children of the world were to come and kneel before the baby Jesus, and receive that same deep love and peace?
Hardcover: 32 pages
Are your holidays too hectic? Take a few minutes to savor the season with this beautiful Christmas edition of Jesus Calling devotions, a perfect gift that includes 50 short selections along with festive and breathtaking imagery.
Jesus Calling® for Christmas is a compilation of 50 seasonally appropriate devotions from Sarah Young's bestselling brand. In addition to the heartwarming devotions, enjoy scriptures about the Christmas story and exquisite seasonal images.
Whether a self-purchase to enhance your observation of Advent and the birth of the Christ child or a natural gift for friends and loved ones, Jesus Calling® for Christmas will prove an annual treasure for celebrating the season.
The first feature film ever on the story of St. Joseph - carpenter, husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus Christ. Scripture tells us that St. Joseph was a "just man", and that God gave him the most daunting task ever asked of a man - to be the husband of the woman who would give birth to the Messiah, and the father and protector of this Holy Family, the man closest to Christ.
Starring Tobias Moretti in a manly, appealing performance, we are shown the human, noble and the deeply spiritual aspects of Joseph the carpenter, son of David, servant of God and loving husband of Mary. He is presented as a man of faith who has to grapple greatly with the profound mysteries of the divine conception, virgin birth and the Incarnation of the Son of God, and the incredible challenges of protecting and raising Jesus amidst the threats on his life from the moment of His birth and beyond.
As Joseph is informed by God's messengers about trusting and following God's plan for the mysterious divine conception and humble birth of Christ, the dangerous flight into Egypt to save his child, and finally returning to Nazareth to raise Jesus, teach him carpentry and guide his family, this lovely film presents beautiful vignettes of these and other powerful scenes in the life of the young Christ and the Holy Family that are authentic and inspiring. Also stars Stefania Rivi as Mary, and Franco Interlenghi and Andrea Prodan.
"Tobias Moretti is appealing and manly as the foster father of Jesus, and Stefania Rivi makes a fine Virgin Mary... Joseph and Mary’s relationship is well handled, and the film follows Catholic tradition in depicting Jesus’ “brethren” as the nephews of Joseph. The Annunciation scene is well done."
Steven Greydanus, National Catholic Register
"The movie captures well the humanity of a man who had to grapple with the great mysteries of the Incarnation, the divine conception of Jesus, and the Virgin Birth. Joseph of Nazareth is quite good. The lead performance by Tobias Moretti, a highly acclaimed European actor, is excellent. The movie makers demonstrate a very good grasp of the historical context and details. I think this is a fine movie for the entire familyCatholic, Protestant, and otherwisewishing to appreciate more deeply the humanity and holiness of St. Joseph, the "Man Closest to Christ." And, if I might say so, the accompanying booklet is filled with a lot of helpful and fascinating information (about St. Joseph).”
Carl Olson, Author, The DaVinci Hoax
This DVD contains the following languages: English with Spanish subtitles.
Includes a 16 page Collector’s Booklet as well as a special documentary film on St. Joseph.
This is a Region 1 DVD (playable ONLY in Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, United States and U.S. territories).
The film vividly captures the essence of Mary’s profound faith and trust in God amidst the great mysteries that she lived with as the Mother of the Messiah, as well as her compassionate humanity and concern for others, and the deep love that she and Jesus shared for one another. The movie underscores her special role in God’s plan for our redemption, her unique relationship with Christ, and the tremendous suffering that she endured in union with his passion and death, as well as her serene joy at his Resurrection.
It was directed by acclaimed European film director Giacomo Campiotti (Bakhita, Doctor Zhivago, St. Giuseppe Moscati), and written by Francesco Arlanch (Restless Heart, Pius XII, Pope John Paul II). In addition to the luminous performance by Jung, the film also has inspiring portrayals by Andreas Pietschmann as Jesus, Luca Marinelli as Joseph, Paz Vega as Mary Magdalene and Antonia Liskova as Herodias. The original music score by Guy Farley is enthralling and majestic.
After viewing this movie, Pope Benedict XVI said: “ Mary of Nazareth is the woman of a full and total ‘Here I am’ to the Divine Will. In her ‘yes’, even when faced with the loss of her Son, we find complete and profound beatitude.”
Two-Disc Collector’s Edition. Includes many Special Features – Interview with Alissa Jung; “Backstage” film segment; Film Photos Slide Show; Interview with Fr. Don Calloway; Music Video with song “Pieta”; 24 page Collector’s Booklet & Study Guide; and more.
In English with Spanish and English subtitles.
"The most stunning portrayal of the Virgin Mary on film. A masterpiece!"
- Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC
"Mary of Nazareth captivated me from the first scene to the last."
- Johnnette Benkovic, Women of Grace
"A profound story of faith, love, suffering and hope. See this film."
- Archbishop Samuel Aquila, Denver, CO.
From the Brother Francis Collection.
Celebrate the wonder and joy of Christmas with Brother Francis in this heart-warming presentation of the birth of God's Son! Witness the moving submission of Mary, Joseph and others as they make way for our Savior. This episode contains: The Christmas Story (animated presentation of the many wonderful events that led up to the birth of Jesus), What Is Christmas? (catchy visualized song that reminders us of Who Christmas is really all about), Away in a Manger and Silent Night (two traditional songs that continue to inspire praise and thankfulness for the coming of our Lord.
25 Minute Cartoon
Updated DVD with new Features: From Producer Stephen McEveety (The Passion of the Christ) comes an amazing documentary on the Star of Bethlehem. This presentation, has rapidly grown in popularity around the world by thousands who have seen this dramatic revelation as it explores the exciting truth of scripture and reveals the evidence for God s existence as seen in the stars above. Presenter Rick Larson walks you through Biblical and historical clues revealing the incredible significance of this celestial event as well as the vastness of God s creativity. Features: Produced by Stephen McEveety (Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ) Dramatic presentation on the significance of Bethlehem s Star and its connection to the life of Christ. Bonus Features: English with the added feature to view with Spanish sub-titles, Closed Caption added, Region zero perfect for international customers.