Finding the Baby Jesus

Rated 5.00/5 based on 12 reviews
After being forced to wear lederhosen for the annual holiday card picture, twelve-year-old Chris thinks that the least his parents can do is get him the Tony Hawk skateboard he wants for Christmas. But when he recovers the hand-carved Baby Jesus that everyone thought had been destroyed in a fire the year his Grandma died, Chris realizes that some gifts are even more important than skateboards. More

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About Kimball Fisher

Kimball Fisher is a best-selling business book author who also writes children's literature. He lives with his sweetheart—and a few wild animals that occasionally wander into his yard—in Portland, Oregon. You can reach him at kimball@kimballfisher.com.

Reviews

Review by: April11 on Feb. 13, 2013 :
After I read this short story I felt like I had read a novel--every sentence is packed with action and imagery. I was emotionally connected to the characters, and the story is touching. I didn't see the plot twist at the end coming! A great story to read every Christmas.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: April11 on Feb. 13, 2013 : (no rating)
After I read this short story I felt like I had read a novel--every sentence is packed with action and imagery. I was emotionally connected to the characters, and the story is touching. I didn't see the plot twist at the end coming! A great story to read every Christmas.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Shauna Wheelwright on Jan. 22, 2013 :
Christmas stories help us remember the true meaning for Christmas...Christ...and...how to have Christlike charity.

Finding the Baby Jesus is a cute short story of a boy who only wants a skateboard for Christmas...

BUT...After finding the baby Jesus that his grandmother had hidden away for him he realizes that there are more important things that should be given for Christmas.

A good read to make your holiday truly meaningful! I LOVED it!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Megan McDade on Dec. 20, 2012 :
Finding the baby Jesus is a beautiful story and perfect for this time of year. Chris is your typical teenager complaining that he isn't getting the perfect present he wants for Christmas but underneath he is boy still grieving for his grandma who he cared for deeply and thinking about the Christmas traditions that are no more as his grandmother isn't around anymore.

Finding the baby Jesus is a story that reminds you of the real meaning of Christmas. It is not getting the present you want or it being commercialized as it now is ,but it is about family and friends, the birth of Jesus and remembering that not everyone has a family to spread Christmas with and that we are forunate to have a roof over are head and family to care about us.

Kimball Fisher has done a wonderful job with this short and sweet story that will remind you what you are grateful for and the true meaning of Christmas with Midway, Utah setting the scene!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Megan McDade on Dec. 20, 2012 :
Finding the baby Jesus is a beautiful story and perfect for this time of year. Chris is your typical teenager complaining that he isn't getting the perfect present he wants for Christmas but underneath he is boy still grieving for his grandma who he cared for deeply and thinking about the Christmas traditions that are no more as his grandmother isn't around anymore.

Finding the baby Jesus is a story that reminds you of the real meaning of Christmas. It is not getting the present you want or it being commercialized as it now is ,but it is about family and friends, the birth of Jesus and remembering that not everyone has a family to spread Christmas with and that we are forunate to have a roof over are head and family to care about us.

Kimball Fisher has done a wonderful job with this short and sweet story that will remind you what you are grateful for and the true meaning of Christmas with Midway, Utah setting the scene!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jill Hancock Reeder on Dec. 09, 2012 :
I read this book as part of a review/blog book tour.

A touching story for sure. Tears were streaming. A great way/story to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. I highly suggest reading it! Definitely worthwhile.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Regina Hott on Dec. 05, 2012 :
Anger is not an emotion that should accompany you, especially when you’re on your way to your Grandpa’s to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Yet, Chris’s family doesn’t have the money for the kinds of gifts he wants and nothing has been the same since Grandma died.

There are no little gifts in the tree. No tart apple strudel. No one sitting with Grandpa. No one bringing Chris that feeling he needs for Christmas.

Hott Review
What I liked: I loved this story. It’s just perfect to read as a bedtime story for any age. The love and lessons shown throughout remind us, as they teach our families, about the true meaning of gift-giving.
What I didn’t like: It was too short!! I can’t wait for more.

Grade: A+
Ages: 4+
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Heidi Grange on Nov. 30, 2012 :
This is a tender story about family, love, and the miracles that can come with the Christmas season when we open our hearts. Christoph really misses his Grandma and her game of hiding presents in the Christmas tree. To make up for her abscence he hopes to get a Tony Hawk skateboard for Christmas. But when a couple of special surprises come his way, he is reminded about the most important gifts of all. I found this a sweet story, long enough to get the message across and short enough to be perfect for sharing.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Beverly S on Nov. 20, 2012 :
My thoughts:
I LOVE Christmas stories, all types of Christmas stories. I was excited to have the opportunity to read this one and I am so very pleased that I did.
This little book is packed with all that is the meaning of Christmas. I was thrilled that we hear it from a child.
This is one I will be sharing with friends and family. A MUST read for the holiday season.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: sharon martin on Nov. 19, 2012 :
A lovely warm and moving Christmas short story that touches on your emotions. Reminding us of the special meaning of Christmas, the love of family and the pleasure of giving.

Visiting Grandpa at Christmas, Chris was reminded just how much he missed his grandma since she had died, they had been extremely close. Each year she would treat him to a special Christmas tree present just for him and she would also display wooden carvings of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, given to her by her father. Sadly when she had taken ill a fire had started in the house and the Mary and Joseph carvings were scorched and baby Jesus was lost. Grandpa had finally decided to display the two carvings this year but saddened that he could not find baby Jesus to complete the set.

When Chris's friend, Hyrum, arrived at Grandpa's carol singing, Chris learnt that he lived as an orphan with nuns and his only Christmas wish was to have a coat to wear of his own size. Having complained so much about not getting his wish, a Tony Hawk skateboard, hearing this sadness and finding a rather special hidden present really made Chris stop and think about what was really important at Christmas Time.

A beautiful tale that will make you feel Christmas glow.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Cami Checketts on Nov. 05, 2012 :
I really enjoyed this sweet Christmas story. I'm going to read it to my boys and hope they are touched like I was.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Margo Mead on Oct. 20, 2012 : (no rating)
Very touching story. An example of the true meaning of Christmas.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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