Watching people experience things for the first time is one of my favorite things. For example, I go to church near several colleges that draw a large number of international students. I love seeing new friends from Central and South America experience New England snow for the first time!
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever lets readers watch as kids from “the wrong side of the tracks” experience the Christmas story for the first time.
The Herdmans are the worst kids in town. Their teachers and classmates are pretty sure their the worst kids ever. They don’t learn anything except cuss words and manipulation tactics, and they certainly don’t pay any attention to those trying to teach or correct them. Until they stumble into church looking for snacks and forcibly insert themselves into the yearly Christmas pageant. While church regulars and their children yawn their way through the annual pageant, the Herdmans are shocked by the age old story.
Many thanks to my friend Hannah Mills for telling me about this book and the readers of Leah’s Bookshelf for convincing me to purchase it. It’s currently on sale for $3.29 on Amazon if anyone else wants to see the Christmas story in a whole new way.
3 Replies to “Book Review: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
Sounds like a great story. I always enjoy stories in which a character discovers the story of Jesus for the first time and is totally enraptured by the love He shows. Makes you realize how apathetic we get when we hear a story repeatedly and encourages you to reawaken that original wonder.
In the the second sentence of the third paragraph you say “their the worst kids ever.” It should be “they’re the worst kids ever.” (-:
Yay, you read it! I’m guessing you liked it. 🙂 It’s definitely a good one.
Sounds interesting–and very thought-provoking!