Based on the best-selling Advent devotional that's helped over 100,000 families recapture the joy of Christmas!
"Tell us the story again, Mama!" Unwrapping the Names of Jesus for Kids begins with this enthusiastic plea. What follows is the captivating story of how the mother encountered Jesus—and His beautiful names— as a little girl. As you travel with this girl, you and your children will experience Jesus as a real person who meets our real needs. Author Asheritah Ciuciu shows readers the Bread of Life through the feeding of the five thousand, the Light of the World when the little girl is afraid of the dark, and the Resurrection and the Life through the raising of Lazarus. Foster a heart of adoration with this engaging and theologically rich story. Linger over the whimsical illustrations. And find yourself echoing the voice of the child at the beginning of this book . . . "Tell us the story again!"
Praise for Unwrapping the Names of Jesus for Kids
"Masterfully written! Asheritah introduces the names and character of our Savior in story form. This is important because what we believe about God is the most important thing about us. Every mom and grandma need to get this book!"
Founder of True Girl
"In this lovely book, children will enter into the story of Jesus' life and ministry as told by one of Jesus' disciples to her children. As they learn how Jesus lived, they'll learn the power of His names: Bread of Life, Man of Sorrows, King of Kings. This is a beautiful, approachable introduction to Christ and would make a fantastic discipleship resource for families and churches!"
Founder and CEO, Every Woman a Theologian
"As parents, your job is simple (but rarely easy). You are commissioned to help your children know and serve King Jesus! In her beautiful and truth-filled book, Asheritah Ciuciu has given you a tool to help your kids see that Jesus is their Good Shepherd, Prince of Peace, Bread of Life, and so much more. Every Christian family needs a copy of this book."
Bible teacher, writer, and mom of four
"Unwrapping the Names of Jesus for Kids is a beautiful retelling of the life of Christ that will leave young readers with delight and wonder, drawing them closer to the One whose name is above all names."
Cohost of the Mom to Mom Podcast and author of Holy Hygge: Creating a Place for People to Gather and the Gospel to Grow
"I just read Unwrapping the Names of Jesus for Kids to my three-year-old. I am in tears because one of my deepest desires is to introduce my children to Jesus: this book's every word and illustration helps me share His name and His good heart with them! I love the way His name is woven throughout the gospel story and how each illustration is from our human perspective, looking at Jesus, until He is on the cross, looking at us. We see ourselves from His perspective. Oh, how He loves us! This is one book I want to read to my children over and over again."
Mother of six kids, and author of Expect Something Beautiful: Finding God's Good Gifts in Motherhood
"This may be one of the most beautiful children's books I've read. Unwrapping the Names of Jesus for Kids will give children a taste of who their Savior was and is, creating a hunger to know Him deeper. In our present culture, it has become difficult for parents to find stories that are able to capture the attention of their children while also helping them see the relevance of God's Word in their lives. Children will surely feel they are unwrapping the most precious gift with each turn of a page."
Author and speaker
"As a grandmother, one of my favorite activities is reading to my grandchildren. I love reading them books that are fun, entertaining, and teach life lessons. This is a new favorite! With the turn of each page, you are transported into familiar Bible stories. As you follow the little girl through each story, you learn one of the names of Jesus with a Scripture. As I read it to my eight-year-old grandson, we were amazed, we held our breath, we teared up, and we cheered. When we finished reading, he said, 'I'm not going to wait until I grow up to tell people about Jesus. I will read them this book.' I can't wait to share this wonderful book with my other seven grandchildren."
"When Asheritah Ciuciu gave me a sneak peek into the pages of her new children's book, Unwrapping the Names of Jesus, I was awestruck by her ability to communicate theological depth in such a simplistic format. And yet, isn't that the beauty of the gospel? Too vast for us to wrap our minds around, yet small enough to fit into the believing heart of a young child. Coupled with Jennifer Zivoin's whimsical illustrations, this book captures both the joy of our Savior's countenance and the availability of His friendship. Unwrapping the Names of Jesus introduces children to the highlights of Jesus' life in a way that beautifully highlights His many names."
Author of Triggers: Exchanging Parents' Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses