Review: All the Colors of Christmas by Matthew Paul Turner

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m a fan of Matthew Paul Turner’s children’s books. Matthew's most recent book, All the Colors of Christmas did not disappoint. 

All The Colors Of Christmas

There are four reasons I loved this book:

1. It rhymes… Yes, actually rhymes. The rhymes in Matthew’s books just roll right off your tongue (something I wish was a given for ALL rhyming children’s books.)

2. It’s clever. It’ll have your kids roaming around your house searching for all the colors of Christmas. And during these days when kids are home ALL the time, these kinds of spontaneous games are helpful for us all!

3. The whimsical illustrations. I mean, come on! Just look at this drawing. It’s beautiful… And it doesn’t just include white people. (Alleluia!)

Inside Colors Of Christmas

4. It puts YOU in the Christmas story, which helps kids understand why Jesus’ birth is good news for all people in all places in all times. 

Jen Bradbury on Youth Ministry

Jen serves as the Minister of Youth and Family at Atonement Lutheran Church in Barrington, Illinois. A veteran youth worker, Jen holds an MA in Youth Ministry Leadership from Huntington University. Jen is the author of The Jesus Gap: What Teens Actually Believe about Jesus (The Youth Cartel), The Real Jesus (The Youth Cartel), Unleashing the Hidden Potential of Your Student Leaders (Abingdon), and A Mission That Matters (Abingdon). Her writing has also appeared in YouthWorker Journal, Immerse, and The Christian Century. Jen is also the Assistant Director of Arbor Research Group where she has led many national studies. When not doing ministry or research, she and her husband, Doug, and daughter, Hope, can be found traveling and enjoying life together.

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