More than 3,000 families throughout New Zealand will be sharing the well-good news of Christmas with their children this year.
Bible Society’s free booklet The Well Good News of Christmas has literally run out the door. Families and individuals snapped up the special offer of the free book which saw all 3,000 copies given away within three weeks.
“The response to our offer of a free book about the Christmas story has been overwhelming. We were inundated with orders and the feedback we got once people recieved their free book was very encouraging,” Bible Society’s Stephen Opie said.
Bible Society is committed to reaching young people and children with the message of the Bible and helping resource parents and families to pass on their faith to the next generation.
Here are some of the comments we received from delighted recipients…
“Thank you very much. The children love it, and it has been a wonderful blessing.”
“My copy for my 6-year-old arrived yesterday. I am going to put it in his Christmas box. Thanks so much – it’s a beautiful book.”
“Thank you! Love the illustrations and poetic wording.”
“Thank you so much. My kids love it and have already read it.”
“These books are wonderful for our community children who come to church each Sunday.”
“I would really love one for my granddaughter becuase I can’t find good books about Jesus on her level.”
“Love it for my moko.”
In addition, Bible Society’s annual Christmas leaflet for children, this year called Escape to Egypt, was also a great success with churches and individuals throughout New Zealand quickly snapping up the 90,000 free copies available.