Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stars, Stockings and Shepherds by Shersta Chabot

Stars, Stockings and Shepherds coverWe associate ornaments, colored lights and reindeers with Christmas, but have you ever considered what these symbols and others represent spiritually?

Author Shersta Chabot does an excellent job explaining how these items can have messages hidden in plain sight in her charming picture book, STARS, STOCKINGS & SHEPHERDS: Discover the Meaning of Christmas Symbols. Chabot explores beyond presents to the true meaning of Christmas and its symbols.

Colorful lights can make us smile throughout the holiday season, but they also remind us to look to Jesus for the truth in all things as He is the Light of the World. Wreaths have no beginning and no ends so they represent God’s love which is like a circle with no beginning or end.

Bows represent the ties of love between people such as the children of the Heavenly Father who loves everyone. Reindeers are strong and capable of pulling sleighs so they are a symbol of serving others through strength and kind service.
This delightful book explores 24 symbols related to Christmas and how their meanings are associated with the season.

The beautiful illustrations by Corey Egbert captures the reader’s attention. The rich, bold color illustrations feature realistic images that enhances the story.

STARS, STOCKINGS & SHEPHERDS is an enchanting book to explore the Christmas symbols for young and old alike. 

Stars, Stockings & Shepherds: Discover the Meaning of Christmas Symbols by Shersta Chabot, Illustrated by Corey Egbert, Cedar Fort Publishing & Media, @2014, ISBN: 978-1462114627, Hardcover, 32 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher as part of the author’s virtual book tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Sorry I’m still not online as of yet. Hopefully I’ll be back in a few days. Have you ever thought about all the symbols associated with Christmas? Had you ever thought about wreaths having a spiritual meaning?

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  1. He is the Light. Wonderful idea for a book.
    Mason, thoughts and prayers with you.

  2. Mason - it's always so interesting to learn how certain symbols start, and become associated with given holidays. Thanks for sharing this book.

  3. sounds like an educational one!

  4. I love what the bow and wreath stand for.

  5. I've read so many articles or stories pointing out how many of our Christmas traditions and symbols were "borrowed" from pagan rituals or other sources. It's a delight to find someone who is focused on the Christian meaning of the symbols of Christmas.

  6. Mason, thanks for sharing about this book.


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