Good King Wenceslas... A Beautiful Christmas Book

Beautiful books... lovely to the eye and balm for the soul. It is always a particular pleasure to find a children's book that fits this category. My children love to read and be read to and it is a joy to supply them with what is good and true and beautiful.

Good King Wenceslas is a book I have admired from afar in years past but have had the privilege to add to our Christmas collection this year. When Catholic Family Gifts offered to sent it for me to review I was more than eager. I received it. I read it. I loved it. 

Oh yes. This is a beautiful book. 

The story is based on the actual events of the real King Wenceslas of the tenth century, a compassionate leader who loved with the heart of Christ. The book encapsulates his character in the telling of a story of how the king helps a poor man on a cold Winter night and experience a miracle along the way. 

The paintings that grace the pages are truly beautiful. I have no doubt that my children (and grandchildren?) will spend much time pouring over these pages each Christmas season. 

Catholic Family Gifts offers many wonderful reading and gift choices for every season and occasion through the year. They have a very nice selection of Catholic items for people of all ages; games, toys, books, medals, custom holy cards, statues... I know that you will enjoy browsing and shopping. :)

Posted on December 19, 2012 .