Last Christmas, Pope Benedict XVI greeted children at the Vatican by sharing special words with them: "My Christmas wish for you is that, when you make your Nativity scenes, you imagine you are saying to Jesus: ‘Come into my life, and I will listen to you always.’" In inviting Jesus into their lives, the Pope said, children will discover a great Friend, a Friend whom they will meet in prayer, among others and in the Gospel message.

These books celebrate that Friend and the spirit of generosity and joy for which Christmastime — Jesus’ birthday — is known.

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