Item description for Josie's Gift by Kathleen Long Bostrom & Frank Ordaz...
Overview On the first Christmas since the death of their father and husband, a Depression-era family receives three visitors and a surprise sacrificial gift that reflects the true meaning of the blessed day.
Citations And Professional Reviews Josie's Gift by Kathleen Long Bostrom & Frank Ordaz has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Advance - 09/01/2005 page 43
Ingram Children's Advance - 10/01/2005 page 68
Publishers Weekly - 09/26/2005 page 87
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Studio: B&H Publishing Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.3" Width: 11.24" Height: 0.41" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher Broadman And Holman
Grade Level Grade School
ISBN 0805430202 ISBN13 9780805430202
Availability 0 units.
More About Kathleen Long Bostrom & Frank Ordaz
Kathleen Long Bostrom is a Presbyterian pastor and the author of several books, including "99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children" and "Finding Calm in the Chaos: Christian Devotions for Busy Women".
The Rev. Dr. Kathleen Long Bostrom is an award-winning author for children and adults. She retired from ministry July, 2013 where she served as co-pastor with her husband, Greg, of Wildwood Presbyterian Church, Grayslake, IL.
The Rev. Bostrom was born and raised in southern California and graduated from California State University, Long Beach, CA with a degree in psychology, and spent one year studying at Pahlavi University in Shiraz, Iran. She earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education degree and a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and is a 2013 Distinguished Alumnae of Princeton Theological Seminary. Kathy received a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.
Kathy’s many published works include: The Value-Able Child: Teaching Values at Home and School, What is God Like?, Who is Jesus?, The Snake in the Grass, Josie’s Gift, Finding Calm in the Chaos: Christian Devotions for Busy Women, and her new series of books, Rufus and Ryan Say Their Prayers, and Rufus and Ryan Go To Church. Her sermons have received several awards and many have been published.
Along with writing, Kathy loves to read. She enjoys taking walks and swimming; tennis is her favorite sport. She stays true to her Los Angeles heritage by rooting for the Dodgers and the Lakers. Kathy loves being a mom and she and Greg have three children, Christopher, Amy, and David.
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A children's picturebook about the true meaning of Christmas Feb 11, 2006
Josie's Gift is a children's picturebook about the true meaning of Christmas. Beautifully illustrated with museum- quality artwork by Frank Ordaz, the story is about a young girl whose father died a year ago, and who hopes to receive a beautiful blue sweater as a Christmas gift. She years for it, thinking that having it will fill the void deep inside. Her mother teaches her that "Christmas is not about what we want. It's about what we have." But it's not until a family with a baby comes by in need of shelter that she remembers what the Christmas nativity display really means. By giving her blue sweater to the baby, and giving thanks to God and Jesus, she feels full once more. "For Christmas, she knew, wasn't about what she wanted. It was about what she had, deep down in her soul that only God could give." A profound and heartwarming story meant to be shared with the whole family during the holiday season.