THE VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS STOCKING and The Gifts of the Seven Coins
The Never Before Told Nativity Story
It is a new and creative holiday story whose roots are nestled sweetly in tradition. Author Terry Paul LaFargue captures the warmth of the original Christmas story with a modern twist the whole family can enjoy. Two young angels, Gabriel and Gabriella, haphazardly fly down from the heavens on a shooting star, crashing in a meadow.
Upon arrival, the angels meet a shepherd’s family and tell them the good news of a child to be born in the town of Bethlehem. Gabe and Gabriella give each member of the family a blank coin that is to be given as a gift to the newborn child. As they begin their journey, following the Bethlehem star, they discover that the coins are no longer blank. Each of the seven coins has a different gift written on it representing what is within each person’s heart.
The gifts of truth, forgiveness and love are just some of the labels on the seven coins. When they finally reach Bethlehem, the family meets Mary and Joseph, the parents of Jesus. Each family member proceeds to give a coin to Mary, who then places them in the stocking with care. It was the very first Christmas stocking given as a gift to the baby Jesus. Both families and the angels form a bond of friendship and love that exemplifies the Christmas spirit.
In the end, all family members are given their own coins to keep with them throughout the year to guide and remind them of what matters most—friendship and family.
The beautiful illustrations and imaginative descriptions take the reader on a spectacular Christmas journey. This book is a beautiful addition for your family’s holiday collection that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
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The Very First Christmas Stocking & the Gifts of the 7 Coins
by Terry Paul LaFargue
Read in February 2017
THE VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS STOCKING & THE GIFTS OF THE SEVEN COINS, was a wonderful story along with amazing characters that truly moved me. I loved the way the beginning started out with that touch of suspense that makes you ask, what's going on? Then when the children wanted to know about the coins and how they were used, that part fascinated me. And then how the stocking first came about was awesome. I not only read this great little story, I devoured it. From the first page all the way through to the last page. I loved it! A must read!