Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Season of Giving

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Tis the season of giving and I'd like to give away a book each week this month. Just subscribe to my blog through email for a chance to win. The subscribe by email button is located at the top right of the blogpost.

This week I'm offering my children's book, Tsali: Hero of the Eastern Band Cherokee. It will make a great Christmas gift for any child who is beginning to learn about Native American History. Many Cherokee were dying as they walked the Trail of Tears from the east to Oklahoma. Tsali and his sons made the decision to sacrifice their lives so the Cherokee hiding in the mountains could remain in their homeland. This sacrifice would end the Trail of Tears for the Cherokee. 

Tsali may not sound like Christmas literature, but this story can be used as an object lesson. Just as Tsali and his sons gave their lives to keep their people from traveling the Trail of Tears, so God have His Son, Jesus, as the sacrifice for us so we don't have to follow the path to hell. Through Jesus Christ we can have the promise of the forgiveness of sin and an eternal home with Him. 

Hey Kids: 

True heroes are those willing to sacrifice their lives for others. 
Can you think of 3 heroes? 
They may be people you know personally or historical figures. 
What makes them heroes?

We'd love to hear about your heroes. Please leave us a note in the comments section. 

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