If You're Missing Baby Jesus by Jean Gietzen

Young Jean and her family bought a new nativity set. When they opened it, they discovered it had two figurines of baby Jesus. Her mother was sure another box was missing baby Jesus and was determined to get the figurine back it's owner. She asked the store manager to place their phone number next to the remaining nativity set boxes with the message "If you're missing baby Jesus."

It was soon Christmas Eve and no one claimed the baby Jesus figurine. Jean and her brother were excited about their evening plans. Dad was on edge from all the holiday business. Mother was happily waiting for the owner of baby Jesus to call.

Mother finally got her call, someone really was missing baby Jesus! But things didn't turn out the way she thought they would. You'll have to read If You're Missing Baby Jesus to find out who got the baby Jesus figurine.

This book is very touching. It shows us how people get caught up in all the holiday excitement and they miss out on the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus. I would recommend this book for both children and adults. Our family received this book from friends. It took me 10 years to finally read it. Don't wait as long as me, you'll be missing out if you do.

Check out an excerpt from Chapter 1 here.

Jean Giezen

Jean Jeffrey Gietzen is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in McCall's, Reader's Digest, Catholic Digest, A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul, and Multnomah's Stories for the Heart series. She is the author of A People Set Apart and Questions and Answers for Catechists. She is a mother of three and grandmother of four who lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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