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Thanksgiving: A Harvest Celebration (pb)



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The American holiday of Thanksgiving began when settlers set aside time to give thanks to God for preserving them and providing for them in the very harsh environment they discovered in the New World. Today we still set aside time to gather with people who are important to us, to share God's abundant gifts, and to give Him thanks and praise for these gifts. This paperback-version, picture book presents a shortened, somewhat fictionalized version of the Pilgrims' Thanksgiving feast. It discusses current Thanksgiving traditions, such as a family meal and sharing with those less advantaged. But the purpose of this picture book is to emphasize for young children that in Jesus, God provides a Savior from sin, death, and the devil. In words and pictures, this book teaches children that we give thanks to God at all times, not just one day in November, for all He has given in love for us-but especially because He loves us so much He sent Jesus to die on the cross for us. And it brings application to our own lives as we, too, respond with grateful hearts to God's gifts.

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