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Review | The Battle for Christmas

The Battle for Christmas by Jeremy Hinshaw

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After training and practicing for the auditions, Andy’s friends excelled. Andy, however, failed miserably. When the positions were posted, his worst fears came true – he was the only angel not given a job for the birth of Lord Jesus.

Would Andy be the only angel not to have an assignment for this climactic event?

How did Heaven defend Bethlehem from the onslaught of Lucifer and his horde of demons?

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Hott Review:

Several months ago I received an email from a past colleague of my husband asking me to read the book he’d written. He’d reached out to my non-fiction only reading hubby asking for a review sms darling hubby, immediately suggested he come to me.
Ugh. A first book means an author who’s going to be vulnerable and defensive. Not where I wanted to go. Yet for some reason I couldn’t say no… but, I did put it off as long as I could.

I picked up The Battle for Christmas as late as possible and cleared my schedule sure that I’d be bored senseless and began preparing tactful yet honest phrases to include in my review and email to him. Then… I couldn’t put it down.

I loved The Battle for Christmas. Not only is it a book I’ll read again, but it’s also a book I can’t wait to share with my children and nieces and nephews.

In The Battle for Christmas we get a great fantasy paired with reminders of our hope and our faith. Plus, what an adventure!

I really liked Andy. He’s the type of character young readers will want to emulate, and one we’ll want our children to emulate. I think his gift is one we all struggle with and one of the most important.

The only thing I didn’t like was the couple of confusing jumps. The most obvious was between the prologue and first chapter. It took me a bit to figure that out but once I did I loved the book.

I only have one thing to say, I can’t wait until Easter!


Author: Jeremy Hinshaw
Source: I received The Battle for Christmas for free from the author with no expectation, just a request for me to read it & give him my thoughts.
Publisher & Date: July 18th 2016 by WestBow Press
Genre: YA Christmas Christian Adventure
ISBN: 512748242 (ISBN13: 9781512748246)
Pages: 160
Grade: A+
Ages: 6+
Steam: Nada – even the battle scenes are gore-free
Setting: Heaven (nowish) & Bethlehem (at the time of Jesus’ birth)

Author Bio:

Jeremy Hinshaw grew up in central Indiana. He graduated from Olivet Nazarene University, and now resides in Muncie, Indiana.


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