The Sparkle Box Book Review
Let’s admit it. When kids think about Christmas, they get excited because they think about receiving gifts. While it is true that Christmas is a time when kids receive lots of presents, I believe it’s important for them to really know why we’re celebrating in the first place. I received a copy of a book entitled “The Sparkle Box” so I could do a review on it.
Now take note that I usually don’t do book reviews anymore. The reason for which is that I feel like there’s never enough time for me to take a seat and read a book from cover to cover then do a full-length review on it. But when I read the basic summary of this book, I knew it was a good read so here I am doing a review.
The Sparkle Box is about Sam who’s excited about Christmas because of the parties, the food and of course the gifts.
But he got really curious about a sparkling silver box which, according to his parents, will only be opened on Christmas eve. They had to fill it first. I don’t want to tell everything here but in the end, Sam realizes how important it is to give to others and to help people whenever we can.
The Bible says “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40). And this story encourages us to bless others and see it as a way of glorifying God. It encourages the reader to start a tradition of doing good to others, writing it down and placing it inside a sparkle box — because this is the true meaning of Christmas.
The author of the book is Jill Hardie whose family began placing a gift for Jesus under their Christmas tree as a way of bringing more meaning to the holiday. The first time they opened His gift, the commercialism of the season melted away and they felt a profound joy and peace. Jill hopes that The Sparkle Box will spark a new Christmas tradition, bringing light into thousands of lives.
The Sparkle Box is a great book that teaches good values and is something I’d like my son to read when he’s old enough. Although I can already start reading it to him, I want him to be able to read it when he can already really understand and take it to heart. What’s awesome is that the book comes with an actual sparkle box so that you and your family can start this tradition
This book truly has the power to change Christmas. It takes the focus away from the material gifts and shifts it to the real and more important meaning of the holiday.