Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Angels of Christmas: Heralds of the Newborn King by Shersta Chabot

Let heaven bring you the meaning of Christmas. Angels of Christmas expresses the significance of the Savior’s birth through the stories of those humble people who were visited by heavenly messengers in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. This reverent poetry will make your Christmas season one of worship and adoration of the Savior.
The story of Christmas started long before the Nativity. Through reverent poems by the author, Shersta Chabot tells the narrative of those who lived hundreds of years before the Savior’s birth and how they were told by heavenly messengers of the coming of the Messiah. Rejoicing, they prepared the world on both sides of the globe.
Angels of Christmas tells the story of the many angels that foretold, announced, and celebrated the long-awaited birth of Jesus Christ. Perfect to read aloud to your family or to ponder over by yourself, this beautiful poetry will enhance your holiday season with feelings of gratitude and wonder at the miracle of Christ’s birth that was anticipated both on earth and in heaven.

Meet the Author:
Shersta Chabot grew up in Utah, the oldest in a family of eleven children. After working for several years in both corporate and small business accounting, she returned to her first love—English literature—and completed her Bachelor’s degree at Utah Valley University while working as Acquisitions Editor for a local trade publishing company. Currently, she lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her three children, where she has taken on the dual challenges of graduate student and teacher of writing at Arizona State University. Shersta is the author of The Symbols of Christmas.

My Review: *****--5 Stars
 I loved that the angels' good news was portrayed in such a poetic way. Scriptural references were given and the words flowed beautifully. I especially loved the ending--showing us how we can liken the story to our own lives now and tying it all together.

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