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Christmas Carols For A Kids Heart w/CD (Great Hymns Of Our Faith) [Hardcover]

By Bobbie Wolgemuth (Author), Joni Eareckson Tada (Author) & Sergio Martinez (Illustrator)
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Recounts the historical and devotional stories behind the words of many familiar Christian hymns.

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The True Meaning of Christmas

No other time of the year is filled with as much excitement and gleeful expectancy as Christmas, and no one seems to enjoy the season more than children. Christmas is a time for making memories. And musical memories are one of the most precious gifts we can give the children we love.

Authors Joni Eareckson Tada and Bobbie Wolgemuth offer some of their favorite Christmas carols in this collection for children to cherish. This treasure book will give your children a special vision of the true meaning of Christmas.

Let the children you love celebrate the joy and warmth of Christmas with heartwarming stories and singing along with Joni, Bobbie, and the children on the enclosed richly orchestrated CD.

Passing along a favorite Christmas tradition has never been easier or more fun. This yuletide collection features twelve timeless and traditional Christmas carols with delightful stories from the Bible, devotionals, simple piano music, guitar chords, and beautiful original illustrations by Sergio Martinez."Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift "
-2 Corinthians 9:15 (ESV)

In this third volume of Hymns for a Kid's Heart, Joni Eareckson Tada and Bobbie Wolgemuth collaborate to help you teach twelve classic Christmas carols to the children you love. With richly orchestrated music, true stories, prayers, and Scripture, Christmas Carols for a Kid's Heart will feed your child's soul during the Christmas season.

KIDS WILL: Be inspired by the true stories of the songwriters.Connect with tenderly written devotionals.Learn to sing twelve classic Christmas carols.Practice piano and guitar with printed music.Understand more about God's character and grace.Memorize a Bible verse with each hymn.Learn to pray along with their singing.

ADULTS WILL: Give children a lasting musical treasure.Experience the pleasure of filling young hearts with joy.Be equipped with the tools to teach children twelve classic Christmas carols.Enlighten young people with an understandable theology.Enjoy prayer and Bible memorization along with kids.

Includes a fully orchestrated CD with children's voices singing along with Joni and Bobbie, and simple piano music with guitar chords.Listen to Excerpts from the CD Angels We Have Heard on High Joy to the World Hark the Herald Angels Sing O Little Town of Bethlehem The First Noel Away in a Manger While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night Silent Night Once in Royal David's City While By My Sheep God Rest You Merry Gentlemen (full song) O Come, All Ye Faithful (full song)

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Awards and Recognitions
Christmas Carols For A Kids Heart w/CD (Great Hymns Of Our Faith) by Bobbie Wolgemuth, Joni Eareckson Tada & Sergio Martinez has received the following awards and recognitions -

  • Gold Medallion Book Awards - 2005 Finalist - Elementary Children category

Citations And Professional Reviews
Christmas Carols For A Kids Heart w/CD (Great Hymns Of Our Faith) by Bobbie Wolgemuth, Joni Eareckson Tada & Sergio Martinez has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Christian Retailing - 08/23/2004 page 26

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Crossway Books
Pages   91
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.42" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.55"
Weight:   0.96 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2004
Age  9-12
Series  Great Hymns Of Our Faith  
ISBN  1581346263  
ISBN13  9781581346268  

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More About Bobbie Wolgemuth, Joni Eareckson Tada & Sergio Martinez

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Bobbie Wolgemuth has been in the mothering business for over thirty years, raising two daughters to adulthood, and is the grandmother of five. She has been singing hymns since childhood and has performed internationally. She is the co-author of the Great Hymns of Our Faith series with her husband, Robert, Joni Eareckson Tada, and John MacArthur (Crossway). Her other books include With Love from Mom and The Most Important Year in a Woman's Life.

Joni Eareckson Tada is founder and CEO of the Joni and Friends International Disability Center, which ministers to thousands of disabled people and their families through programs of practical encouragement and spiritual help. She is also an artist and the author of numerous best-selling books such as Joni; Heaven: Your Real Home; and When God Weeps.

Sergio Martinez was born in Mexico City, studied art in Paris, and has worked as an art director and illustrator on three continents. He has done freelance illustrative work for Disney Press and other major publishers, and has illustrated internationally renowned gift editions of several literary classics including Peter Pan, Pinocchio, and A Christmas Carol. His classic style graces the pages of many children's books including Crossway's best-selling children's book, You Are Special, also written by Max Lucado.

Bobbie Wolgemuth currently resides in the state of Florida.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Holidays & Festivals > Christmas > Nonfiction
2Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Christianity > Ages 9-12
3Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Music > Musical Genres > Religious & Sacred Music > Christian
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Authors, A-Z > ( T ) > Tada, Joni Eareckson
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Holidays > Christmas > General
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Holidays > Christmas

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Reviews - What do customers think about Christmas Carols For A Kids Heart w/CD?

Wonderful book  Dec 2, 2008
My children and I have been going through the book in our homeschool and learning the Christmas carols. We have really enjoyed the little history and devotionals that go along with each one.
I do have to say though...I thought it was just a little odd that a children's book would use the phrase, "Mary hadn't slept with a man before" explain part of the virgin birth. I just skipped over that part and told my children she hadn't been married yet.
great product  Nov 29, 2008
Not only is the book a great tool to teach children about God, but the included CD is wonderful for just listening
Memory making stories and music with vocal children's choir  Nov 29, 2008
Hymns for a Kid's Heart, Volume One, by Bobbie Wolgemuth and Joni Eareckson Tada, Illustrations by Sergio Martinez, Includes music CD, Crossway Books, 2004, Hardcover,
Ages 4-8, 96 Pages, ISBN-13: 978-1581345827, $21.99

Bobbie Wolgemuth and Joni Eareckson Tada collaborated to write the two-volume series, Hymns for a Kid's Heart. The books are illustrated by Sergio Martinez. Each hymn includes a short story about the song's author, and a full rendition of lyrical verses and music notes for piano or guitar accompaniment. A twelve track full-length CD of inspirational hymns, sung by a children's choir with orchestra accompaniment, is included to sing-a-long with.

Each song segment includes "From My Heart to You" written by Joni Eareckson Tada. She shares how particular hymns and singing have impacted her life. Sections conclude with Scripture to memorize in, A Verse for my Heart, and prayer, A Prayer for my Heart.

Volume one features twelve classic hymns that teach tenets of Christian faith, unlike much of contemporary Christian music that focuses on feelings. Fascinating personal stories of hymns' authors will educate and delight readers, young and old alike.

Wolgemuth believes there is a strong correlation between stories, music, and memory-making--
particularly for children. She uses what she calls "teachable moments," to teach hymns to her children and grandchildren. Moments found when a child is bored, or when the family works together in the kitchen, or nearly anywhere, because sing-a-longs are memorable and fun.

Four sections feature hymns about God, biblical truth, Christian living, and hymns of prayer for our country. Songs about God include Holy, Holy, Holy, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, and This Is My Father's World. Songs of biblical truth comprise O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing, How Firm a Foundation, and Amazing Grace. Hymns for Christian living consist of The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want, Rejoice, Ye Pure I Heart and Take My Life and Let it Be.

Children's joy-filled voices make each CD hymn my favorite. But, if I had to choose, the last part of the CD is what I played repeatedly. This segment includes hymns of prayer for our country and begins with America, the Beautiful, then Our God, Our Help in Ages Past, Eternal Father, Strong to Save, and Do You Know What it Means.

Wolgemuth, mother of two, and grandmother of five, joined with Eareckson, who she calls "soul sister," to write this two-volume series. Each author is passionate about hymns and they often encourage each other with hymn-singing by telephone. Since they live on the East and West coasts, they even carol together over the telephone lines at Christmas.

This musical CD and book will point little ones to the Lord and children will feel the love of parents and grandparents who read to and sing-a-long with them. Martinez' rich colorful illustrations enhance each hymn's depiction, and inspirational story. A glossary and pages for personal notes complete this classical offering. [..]

Lovely  Aug 26, 2008
Children and I use this as a Music Curriculum of sorts & sometimes just listen to the CD to hear great hymns. Very Good for a gift, a must have in any home library.
Great Must Have Christmas time book  Aug 26, 2008
Kids love this book. We use it for our music at Christmas time and for a little music lesson in our homeschool. Love it!

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