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Daughter of the King - born from above in 1989.

Deborah grew up in a military family and moved to Florida in the early 1970's.  She began her journey of creative writing soon after coming to know Jesus as her personal Savior. Her primary goal is to share her personal testimony with others while bringing hope and practical help through her writing.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Three Christmas Children's Books To Buy For Your Kids or Grandkids

Are you looking for a book for your children to read this Christmas season?  

Here are three books written by fellow John 3:16 Marketing Network authors that will not only bring a smile to their faces, but teach them timeless Christian values and lessons that will stay with them for a lifetime...
Paperback or eBook

The Donkey And The King is a story of love with Christian symbolism and allegory. A donkey named Baruch longs for an easier life beyond the stable. He dreams of a life with no heavy burdens and no one to tell him what to do.

After leaving the safety of the stable, the donkey becomes lost in the wilderness, but the King sends him a friend. With his new friend, a sheep, the donkey sets out on a journey that you won't forget.

Each page is beautifully illustrated with the word "good" hidden in the artwork. Children will learn that everything works together for good to those who love the King. The Donkey and the King will warm your heart and fill you with God's unconditional love.

You can purchase the eBook and paperback versions here on  Amazon

Also, the cast of animals including Baruch (the donkey), Lowly (the pig), Much Afraid (the dog), and others in The Donkey And The King - all befriend a troubled 14 year old girl in Seventh Dimension - The Door, Lorilyn's just released YA fantasy book on  Amazon

Lorilyn Roberts is a Christian author who writes children's picture books, adult nonfiction, memoirs, and a young adult Christian fantasy series, Seventh Dimension. The first in the series, The Door, has just been published (October 2012). 

Lorilyn graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama, which included international study in Israel and England. She received her Masters in Creative Writing from Perelandra College and is also a graduate of the Institue of Children's Literature.

Lorilyn is the founder of the John 3:16 Marketing Network, a network of Christian authors who are passionate about promoting books with a Christian worldview.  You can visit her Blog here .

Santa's Birthday Gift is a book that ties two holiday traditions into one inspirational tale of wonder - as Santa brings gifts to baby Jesus. The cleverly-written, rhyming book reveals Santa's adventure from toy maker to star follower -- right into the heart of Bethlehem where he meets Baby Jesus in the manger. Delivering toys to a king is a touching experience for both Santa and readers alike, as they discover where the tradition began. 

Santa makes a promise to Jesus to bring gifts to good boys and girls each year on Jesus' birthday. This delightful story is engaging and delivers meaningful lessons using recognizable nativity characters, and of course, Santa and Jesus.  Sherrill's inspiration for this book came from her granddaughter who, after hearing the Christmas story, asked, "But where's Santa?" 

Santa's Birthday Gift is available from the Cure JM Foundation website which donates 50% of the purchase price to finding a cure for JM.  To learn more about this incurable disease please watch this  YouTube video  

Sherrill Cannon is a mother of four and a grandmother of ten, and is now an Award-Winning Best-Selling Author.  She has been writing poetry since before she could write.  Her books teach children virtues like good manners and caring for others.  

A real-live Eloise, I grew up in the Willard Hotel in Washington DC (my Dad was the manager), was married and lived in Northern Virginia for twenty years where my husband and I raised our four children.  We recently celebrated our 52nd wedding anniversary, and are now retired.  We travel in our RV from the east coast to the west coast each year to spend time with our children and grandchildren.

You can purchase Sherrill's book as a paperback or ebook on  Amazon  &  visit her  Website  here

The Runaway Christmas Tree is a classic story in the making and is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. It will take you on a journey of discovery and surprise, making it a favorite for years and years to come.

The story begins when the Kent family decides to have a real Christmas tree this year and will not, in any way, settle for an artificial one. 

The family travels to Nick’s Magic Christmas Tree Grove where they can pick and chop down their very own tree. While there, they purchase a tree that they appear to be magically drawn to, but at the same time, they get a little more than what they bargained for. They wanted a real tree, but exactly how does one define “real”? That is precisely what the Kent family is about to find out! 

You can purchase this cute book on  Amazon   &  visit her  Website  here

D. Washington-Jones was born in Lena, Louisiana. She teaches business and economics courses in the Social Sciences Dept.of NSU-Natchitoches. 

The Runaway Christmas Tree is Dorothy's first book, but she has also published articles in her field. She has won various awards in education from the Police Jury, the Black Heritage Committee, the Mayor's Office and the City of Natchitoches. 

In 1994-1996, Dorothy wrote a religious column for her local newpaper. She has also written business plans and seminars. Her writing style is that of humor, self discovery and adventure.

Finally - Here is a cute Children's Christmas Poem 
to enjoy with your kids and grandkids

The Friendly Beasts

Jesus our brother, strong and good,

Was humbly born in a stable rude;

And the friendly beasts around Him stood,

Jesus our brother, strong and good.

"I," said the donkey, shaggy and brown,
"I carried His mother up hill and down;
I carried her safely to Bethlehem town,
I," said the donkey, shaggy and brown.

"I," said the cow, all white and red,
"I gave Him my manger for His bed;
I gave Him my hay to pillow His head,
I," said the cow, all white and red.

"I," said the sheep with the curly horn,
"I gave Him my wool for His blanket warm.
He wore my coat on Christmas morn,
I," said the sheep with the curly horn.

"I," said the dove from rafters high,
"I cooed Him to sleep so He would not cry,
We cooed Him to sleep, my mate and I;
I," said the dove from rafters high.

And every beast, by some good spell,
In the stable dark was glad to tell,
Of the gift He gave Emmanuel,
The gift He gave Emmanuel.

[Traditional children's Christmas carol dating from the twelfth century.]

Deborah is the author of a Christian non-fiction book titled “Mission Possible”. It is written for women who love the Lord Jesus, but their spouse doesn’t share their passion.  It will encourage and challenge the reader to embrace God’s promises for their spouse and future together. 



  1. These look like awesome Christmas books!

  2. These all look like wonderful books. I love children's books but all of my children are adults. happy news, though! One of my daughters is pregnant, so I will soon be joining the ranks of 'Grandmotherhood' and will have a reason to buy kids books again!

    1. Hi Tracy - yes, these are all great "snuggle with Grandma" type of books for sure! Congrats :)

  3. Thanks so much for including Santa's Birthday Gift in your Christmas blog. I hope parents will appreciate the emphasis on Jesus as the reason for Christmas. Santa's gift to Jesus is to bring gifts to children each year at Christmas to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. Christmas gifts are really Birthday gifts! My favorite fan comment was from a mother who said that after reading the story, her daughter said, "Now I get it!"

    1. It is my pleasure Sherrill. May God continue to use your book to stir the hearts of young and old alike!

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