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10 Christmas and LDS holiday books for the season

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 20 2011 12:49 p.m. MST

"THE MANSION: 100th Anniversary Edition," by Henry Van Dyke, illustrated by Dan Burr, Deseret Book, $18.99 (f) Next » 2 of 10 « Prev
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In President Thomas S. Monson's remarks during the First Presidency Christmas Devotional, he mentioned that he read Henry Van Dyke's "The Mansion."

This 100th-anniversary edition published by Deseret Book includes both an illustrated version and the complete text of the story about a man who learns how selfishly holding onto money on earth translates to a home in the next life.

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So book #1...Is it "Good Tidings of Great Joy" or "God So Loved the World ?" Curious picture with the explanation.

Provo, UT

My daughter has the Pop-up scriptures that are the same as the Bagley "Baby Jesus Is Born" book and they are okay...Except for the fact that baby Jesus is BLONDE!

I have been looking for an alternative after my husband pointed out that all the "good" guys in the illustration were blonde and all the bad guys had brown/black hair. I'm glad Mary and Joseph are ethnically correct in this one, but a blonde Jesus? *sigh* It's unfortunate because the rhymes are fun and my daughter likes the hidden pictures. Perhaps a little more care should be taken by the illustrator.

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