Book Review: Telling the story of Jesus’ birth through a barn owl’s eyes

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The Wise Owl: A Story of Jesus

By Boots Brizendine (Westbow Press)

Wise Owl 200In this wonderful children’s picture book, author Boots Brizendine shares the birth of Jesus in a unique way—from the viewpoint of an owl. Readers meet Mary and Joseph as they enter the stable in Bethlehem, and through the eyes of the barn owl experience the wonder of the Christ child’s birth.

In addition to the well-written story, the author concludes her book with simple A-B-C steps to salvation:

  • A—Admit you have done something wrong.
  • B—Believe Jesus will forgive that wrong in your life because he loves you. Jesus loved you so much that he died for the wrong things you have done.
  • C—Confess with your mouth your belief that Jesus loves you and has forgiven the wrong things you have done.

The colorful illustrations depict biblical scenes of the Christmas story, which the author says should be shared all year long. This book is so beautiful and simple, it would be a wonderful gift or a treasure to keep.

Bobbie Bomar-Brown

Nederland, Colo.

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