From Manger to Majesty

The Ultimate Christmas Story

Children - Educational
28 Pages
Reviewed on 12/13/2023
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Author Biography

Being on her own after being homeless at the age of 13, Latoya has experienced and triumphed over many obstacles.

Inspired by the many that has influenced her life, she has lived a life dedicated to service and education. This has led her on a deep spiritual journey and intimacy with God.

She has been known by many titles such as health inspector, veteran, nurse Anesthetist, prophet, teacher, until she finally accepted her calling as God's vessel to do good and guide many back to Him as a Spiritual Life Coach.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Astrid Iustulin for Readers' Favorite

There are many ways to introduce young children to the story of Jesus and His message of hope and love, but I must say that I have rarely found a book as captivating as From Manger to Majesty: The Ultimate Christmas Story by Latoya Shea. In the beautifully illustrated pages of this book, all young readers will learn about the story of Jesus, starting from the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and the visit of the Three Wise Men and the shepherds. Kids will also learn about Jesus, His teachings, sacrifice on the cross, and resurrection.

What I liked most about From Manger to Majesty: The Ultimate Christmas Story is that Latoya Shea tells the story of Jesus clearly and engagingly. I am sure young readers will greatly enjoy this tale and be enchanted by the story of Jesus' birth and His actions. Furthermore, I liked how the author underlines that whoever wants to get closer to Jesus will always find hope and love. I believe this is a message that all Christians need to hear (sometimes, we forget about it), and it is great how it is conveyed here. I would also add that the images are beautiful; I am sure many young readers will spend a lot of time looking at them. I highly recommend From Manger to Majesty to any parent who wants to teach their children about who Jesus was and His teachings. I believe there is no better book than this one to get started.

Foluso Falaye

Christmas is celebrated in many different parts of the world. From Manger to Majesty: The Ultimate Christmas Story by Latoya Shea is a children's picture book that tells the story of Jesus, his birth, and his message that lives on today. The young reader follows the details surrounding Jesus' birth, including the radiant star that emerged in the sky, the wise men who were guided by the heavenly beam, the gifts they brought, and the angel's message for the world. We also follow Jesus' mission on Earth and the impact of his teachings and miracles on people. We learn that love, compassion, and kindness are important traits that reflect Jesus' character and messages.

With its beautiful pictures and short, simple story, From Manger to Majesty reminds me of my first picture book as a child, which was also based on a Bible story. Children will love the appealing, eye-catching pictures because they are similar to pictures from the best modern cartoons around. From start to finish, it's a pleasure to read From Manger to Majesty. The story of Jesus Christ is summarized well and complemented with important messages for young readers. Readers are encouraged to be hopeful for a brighter tomorrow with Jesus regardless of facing uncomfortable circumstances like being born in a manger. Ultimately, Latoya Shea's adorable children's book inspires children to focus on the reason for Christmas, Jesus, and take comfort in God's love and guidance. It is highly recommended to Christian parents and guardians. It's a perfect Christmas gift for young readers.

Liz Konkel

From Manger to Majesty by Latoya Shea is a charming book that tells the Christmas story for children and families to enjoy together. The joy of Christmas comes to life as the author takes you along with Mary and Joseph who travel to Bethlehem to await the birth of Jesus. The story is a way to bring all generations together to discover the true meaning of the holiday. This is the ideal read to explain the story of Jesus as events will make children part of the journey from birth to life to death to the resurrection. Important moments are highlighted to create an easy-to-understand depiction of events that is suitable for all ages.

This is a perfect tale for all family members to enjoy regardless of age. This can be read at home or in Sunday school to show the importance of Jesus and his actions. The purpose of the book is to provide hope and light that can be shared and discussed as a family. The writing includes quaint details that provide a warm atmosphere, charm, and a comforting tone. Vivid illustrations immerse young readers in different moments through eye-catching details and characters. In-depth landscapes provide gorgeous backdrops that will draw children into the story. The images show the important moments such as the angel appearing before the shepherds and illuminating the darkness with a heavenly glow. Children will enjoy these illustrations and feel as if they’re taking part. From Manger to Majesty depicts a message still relevant today, bringing to life the Christmas story in a way that parents and children can share.

Pikasho Deka

Get into the Christmas spirit with a story about hope with Latoya Shea's short picture book, From Manger to Majesty. A long time ago, in the quiet, serene town of Bethlehem, a young couple named Mary and Joesph embarked on an extraordinary journey. Mary was pregnant. The child, named Jesus, was sent by God Himself to bring hope and light to the world. On this night, an angel appeared over Bethlehem, and from the nearby fields, shepherds gathered around to hear the angel proclaim how Jesus' birth would bring forth an era of peace and happiness. In the following years, Jesus continued to spread love, kindness, and compassion, eventually sacrificing His own life to offer people a chance at peace and hope.

Give your loved ones and kids a wonderful Christmas tale for the upcoming holidays; the story of Jesus' birth in From Manger to Majesty. Author Latoya Shea recounts the ancient tale in an accessible writing style bound to appeal to young readers. Complemented by some vibrant artwork, Shea's Christmas story immerses you from the very first page, and it's a quick, breezy read to the end. Throughout the book, themes of hope, peace, kindness, and compassion are beautifully woven into the narrative, making this an excellent educational picture book for children. I found this book to be concise and thoroughly enjoyable. Although primarily written for kids, I think even adult readers will find this a rewarding reading experience. So grab a copy and enjoy the holidays with an engaging Christmas story!

Kayleigh Perumal

From Manger to Majesty: The Ultimate Christmas Story by Latoya Shea is a children’s retelling of the Biblical story of the nativity, or the birth of Jesus Christ, in Bethlehem. With beautiful and realistic depictions, Shea recounts this timeless tale to remind us about the magic and meaning of Christmas. Mary and Joseph seek refuge in a stable where they welcome the baby Jesus in a modest manger. This extraordinary event is announced by angels to shepherds. Three wise men are led by a guiding star to the manger, where they show their reverence to the newborn king with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. This inspirational and uplifting narrative will touch the hearts of readers of any age.

Latoya Shea writes with flair and brings the setting and the characters to life. The illustrations also enhance the story, as each character is portrayed authentically with warmth, genuine emotion, and expressions that children can relate to easily. These illustrations are also animated in a style that many children will find familiar, as it is used popularly in many children’s movies and television programs. This book is particularly educational for children because it teaches them valuable lessons, such as kindness, the importance of family, hope, sacrifice, and love. The author also adds enchanting descriptions to this classic Biblical story, which makes it a pleasure to read aloud. From Manger to Majesty is a heartwarming reimagining of why we celebrate Christmas and will be a welcome addition to any young reader’s collection this festive season.