Item description for Halloween-Is It For Real? Board Bk by Harold Myra...
Overview Halloween is an odd mixture of creepy creatures, costume parties, and harvest festivals. It is also a confusing time for those hesitant to celebrate a holiday that traces its roots to pagan practices and beliefs.Written by Harold Myra, President of Christianity Today, Inc., this trustworthy story is accompanied with fun, whimsical illustrations.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.4" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Binding Board Books
Release Date Sep 12, 2005
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Grade Level Pre School
ISBN 1400306302 ISBN13 9781400306305
Availability 0 units.
More About Harold Myra
Born in Camden, New Jersey, Harold Myra is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Christianity Today, Inc., which publishes "Christianity Today, Campus Life, " and "Today's Christian Woman", and other outstanding Christian periodicals. His Bachelor of Science degree is from East Stroudsburg University (PA), and he has received Honorary Doctorate degrees from John Wesley College, Biola University, and Gordon College. He has taught writing and publishing at the Graduate School at Wheaton College. Harold lives in Illinois with his wife Jeanette. They have six children and three grandchildren.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Halloween-Is It For Real? Board Bk?
Halloween, are you for real? Oct 29, 2001
An absolutely WONDERFUL book! It explains, in simple terms, how Halloween started and how Christians now celebrate it! Friendly pictures and easy to undertand. Works best with ages 5 and up.
Not For Christians Trying to AVOID Halloween's Celebration Jul 20, 2001
I bought this book thinking I would use it to tell my kids about the real meanings behind some of Halloween's traditions (carving Jack-O'Lanterns, dressing in scary costumes, etc.), so they could understand why our family does NOT celebrate Halloween. I was disappointed to find that this book "waters down" the history of the holiday, and basically says it is okay to celebrate it along with the rest of the world, as long as we remember Jesus that day, and think of those who have gone before us. It mentions a verse of "Amazing Grace," then shows a Christian family celebrating with a Halloween party, smily jack-o-lanterns, "friendly" costumes, etc. The book does discuss Jesus, but doesn't really deal directly with any of the evil associated with this holiday. I know there are Christians who don't mind celebrating Halloween, and who would like a book to introduce a "Christian" focus to the holiday - if that is you, then this book is perfect for you. If you are like me and would rather NOT mix this holiday into your family traditions, I do not recommend this book. (Gail Gibbons has a book, "Halloween" that describes the holiday more accurately, but from a secular standpoint - I use THAT BOOK to describe Halloween history to my kids, then explain with Scripture why WE do not celebrate the day.)
Good vs. Evil - GOOD BOOK! Mar 30, 2000
This book is a good in helping explain Halloween to young children (probably best starting at age 4). Book incorporates Jesus, part of Amazing Grace song, and scripture. It is a great way to help little ones not to be afraid too! Overall, it's a good book.