With Christmas quickly approaching, we need to remember the true reason for the season. It is all about the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ! For this review, we received The Familyman’s Christmas Treasury – Audio Collection by The Familyman which included a total of eight Christmas stories as Digital Downloads as well as one of the stories from the Christmas Treasury on CD.
The books in The Familyman’s Christmas Treasury are written by Todd Wilson and narrated by Jim Hodges.
The Familyman’s Christmas Treasury includes:
- Captain Chaos and the Manger Blaster
- Cootie McKay’s Nativity
- Gladys Remembers Christmas
- Harold Grubbs and the Christmas Vest
- The Bishop’s Dream
- The Stranger
We also received two additional bonuses:
- It’s Called Christmas
- The Secret of Snow Village
The Familyman’s Christmas Treasury – Audio Collection is available on CDs for $25. The Digital Downloads of the stories range in price from $3.99 to $4.99 each.
Cootie McKay’s Nativity – The town’s cherished nativity scene is destroyed by an unfortunate accident and much to the dismay of many people local artist Cootie McKay is hired to build a new one. Cootie is an outcast in his community and members of the town are doubtful of him being able to complete the task of building the community a new nativity set. Sadly, Cootie has never heard of Jesus or heard the account of His birth and the more he hears about it the more he wants to learn. Will Cootie be able to finish the nativity in time for Christmas?
The Stranger – When no one else would open their door, Sam and his family welcome the stranger into their home on the snowy Christmas Eve. What lessons will be learned from this act of kindness when everything is seeming to go wrong?
The Bishop’s Dream – When Bishop Nicolas falls asleep his dream he is taken to present times. He learns what Christmas has become to many people in our generation many, many years later. What he sees surprises him! He is saddened to learn that to many people it is no longer about Jesus. How does Bishop Nicolas use this knowledge to change his view?
Captain Chaos and the Manger Blaster – A boy wishes to make the nativity more exciting with adventures with Captain Chaos and he may very well get that wish. Captain Chaos comes creates chaos and Jason quickly learns what life would be like without Jesus. No Christmas tree, no decorations, and no Baby Jesus or His birth. Does Jason really want to change the nativity and the events surrounding Jesus’ birth?
Harold Grubbs and the Christmas Vest – Isaac wonders why the Christmas vest is important to his dad. The Christmas vest once belonged to a lonely and mean old man named Harold Grubbs. See how coming to know Christ changed Harold’s life around and how Isaac’s father wound up with the vest and continues the special Christmas tradition.
I love how every single one of these stories point back to the true meaning of Christmas! I am glad that ‘The Bishop’s Dream’ does mention that santa claus isn’t real. While our kids already know the truth, ‘The Bishop’s Dream’ could be used as a way to share with kids who they should really be focused on during the Christmas holidays. The stories are all short in length (between ~15-30 minutes each) which is perfect for shorter car rides and for younger children. Thank you for a wonderful series that points to Christ and I look forward to more stories in the future that I can share with my children.
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