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The Seed of Faith - A Christmas Miracle

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The Seed of Faith - A Christmas Miracle is a great book that shows how kids can bring two towns together and how it's better to share than to hoard. The story and illustrations work well together to tell a wonderful story about Christmas and Jesus.  I recommend this book for kids and adults. 

Thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book for my honest opinion.
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NetGalley has provided me a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are exclusively my own. 

This feels like the type of story a mother or father would read to the whole family while snuggling up with blankets in front of the fire. It’s super cute, super cozy and full of Christmas tradition. Don’t forget that the illustrations are absolutely beautiful as well.

This book teaches so many lessons that I’m sure are intended for children, but I feel like these lessons target the adults just as much. It’s the children in this story that the adults need to take a few notes from. Don’t be selfish. Don’t be greedy. Look after your neighbors. Be like Caleb. Caleb is a leader. He cares about Christmas, and he cares about people. It sounds cheesy, but this story shows readers (and other characters) the true meaning of Christmas. It’s always a great reminder.

This story definitely gives me polar express vibes with the heavy snow, hot chocolate, and a tiny bit of magic. There is plenty of action for children while getting its message across at the same time.

I don’t think I have any complaints about it. It’s a bit predictable, but what do you expect with a children’s book? My heart smiled throughout the entire read, and I still can’t stop thinking about it. It’s adorable. I highly recommend to anyone wanting a short, family friendly holiday story.
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On Christmas Eve a father tells his daughter a story of why their village and the neighbouring village always celebrate Christmas together. Forty years previously, one village was gripped by a drought which meant that no Christmas trees were able to grow. Meanwhile, in the neighbouring village, the mayor had ordered everyone to guard what they had and nor share anything. Three boys from each village decided to do something about this and set out to give/collect a Christmas tree for the village. They met at the top of the mountain in a fierce storm and witnessed something miraculous.

This story is about sharing the gifts we have in abundance and not being greedy. The author briefly mentions Jesus as the true meaning of Christmas. The boys meet a mysterious character called Joshua at the mountain summit, who may be a reincarnation of Jesus but we are left wondering about this. 

If you’re looking for a story about sharing, this would be a good one. Although the story is set at Christmas time, I didn’t think it was a particularly Christmassy story. Whilst not a picture book, the illustrations are detailed and helped bring the story to life.

I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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The Seed of Faith - A Christmas Miracle by Dan Petronelli is a story for the whole family. While it takes place at Christmas, it is a story of faith, generosity, and doing what is right. These are themes for anytime of the year. The lovely expressive illustrations add so much to the story too. This would be the drawing card for child who are starting to read novel. While the text s a page long it is not difficult and there is an illustration on almost every other page. 

While there is not mention of angels in this book I could not help but think of the song, Angels Among Us. I am not ashamed to say that my eyes teared up a time or two while reading this Christmas tale. I can only imagine how worried I would have been as a parent of one of those boys. 

Lastly the little reveal at the end was the icing on the cake in a story that was already more than wonderful. This truly is a timeless tale of faith. A story that a family could share in a few nights every year before Christmas. A perfect holiday gift.

The publisher through Net Galley provided a digital ARC. I have voluntarily decided to read and review, giving my personal opinions and thoughts.
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I received an advance copy of, The Seed of Faith-A Christmas Miracle, by Dan Petronelli.  This is a sweet Christmas read for the whole family.  Curled up by the fire with hot chocolate and blueberry pie and this book.
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It's the Christmas season and the little town of Shiloh is in the middle of a devastating drought (can anyone in California relate?).  The drought is so bad, in fact, that no one has a Christmas tree.  Just over the mountains lies another town ready to happily celebrate the holidays.  But three young boys realize how important it is to share with the people of Shiloh.  One night they decide to cross the mountains and bring Christmas to the small town, but on their journey, they encounter a raging storm unlike anything anyone's seen before.  While lost in the mountains, they meet a mysterious stranger named Josiah who brings them in, but disappears the following morning.  Will the townspeople get their Christmas miracle?

This is a sweet story that follow the lives of these young men determined to bring Christmas to the town of Shiloh.  It's a story of determination, selflessness, generosity, and miracles.  Written at a second to third grade level, The Seed of Faith is a beautiful lesson in holding to God in challenging times and focusing on the true meaning of Christmas, providing the reader with life lessons that will continue year round.

*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher.  All opinions are my own.
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This is a wonderful Christmas story. It's a heartwarming story that has just enough adventure to hold a child's attention yet it includes the true meaning of Christmas. It has beautiful illustrations and would make a wonderful gift for any boy or girl. I received a complimentary copy from Dan Petronelli via NetGalley and was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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