Ignatius Press and Magnificat have released a beautiful new children’s book re-telling the Christmas story, as it is seen through the eyes of a shepherd child. This heart-warming new tale, Ishmael: The Shepherd Boy of Bethlehem, tells the moving story about an appealing shepherd boy who encounters the baby Jesus.
Ishmael is a handsome boy of thirteen who knows how to be gentle and kind, but is not afraid of putting up a fight to protect his sheep.
Along with the other shepherds in his family and their flocks, he arrives in Bethlehem. Crowds are pouring into the town to obey the command of Emperor Augustus: he has ordered a census to count all the people in the world. Ishmael is worried. Shepherds are not always welcome in the villages. What would happen in Bethlehem?
Ishmael is about to discover friendship and peace of heart through the birth of Christ. What if all the children of the world were to come and kneel before the baby Jesus, and receive that same deep love and peace?
Ishmael is a beautiful, touching Christmas story about peace and reconciliation, brilliantly illustrated with lovely, colorful pictures throughout the book. It is an ideal Christmas gift for children, one that will inspire them with the love of the baby Jesus as well as teach them an important lesson about kindness and peace.
To request a review copy or an interview with Vivian Dudro, Editor of Ishmael, please contact:
Rose Trabbic, Publicist, Ignatius Press, (239) 867-4180 or email@example.com