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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Book Review - Little Star by Anthony DeStefano

I recently received this cute and whimsical Christmas story for review. So I read it at bedtime to my 5,3, and 2 year old on the night before Christmas Eve. While we all enjoyed the story, I was disappointed in the lack of Bibical correlation.

Little Star is a star that all the other stars ignore and forget about. When Jesus was born, the other stars did not believe He was king, but Little Star, knowing what it was like to be small, understood that Jesus was king. He was just small. So He shined so much for Jesus that his light burned out and he essentially died. Therefore, we all mount stars to the top of our Christmas tree to remember Litte Star.

If the message was that God can use even the smallest of us, the story should have tied in God asking the star to shine or being pleased with the star. I think the story would gain a huge amount of weight and meaning if the author touched on the wise men being able to follow its bright light all the way to the King Jesus.

Cute story... it just felt unfinished or lacking in Bibical meaning.

*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

1 comment:

  1. Good review. I really like Mark Elliott as an illustrator for what that is worth. :)