Tippany the Christmas Tree

Nurturing a Child’s Faith

by Elaine Adams & Illustrated by Shannon Jabs



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/21/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781490863221
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781490863214

About the Book

These are such uncertain days for our children. There are stabbings and shootings in our schools. There are terrorist attacks and extremists who think nothing of murdering the young merely because they are of the Christian faith. Christian parents need encouragement as they equip their children to face these challenges. 


I have written this book with a threefold purpose: as a Christmas story that approaches difficult topics for children, a parallel story of Christ’s suffering on our behalf, and a tool for parents to talk to their children about matters of faith. 


“Here is more than a heartwarming Christmas story. In this delightful tale, children will see the wisdom in God’s perfect purposes and the often elusive call for every follower of Jesus: Come die to self to experience real life in Christ. As matriarch of our church family, Elaine’s motherly wisdom wrapped in allegory is a tribute to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”

 —Bill Henderson, Senior Pastor, CHFBC



“This is a delightful story that sensitively presents some Biblical truths that are difficult even for adults to understand, let alone explain to children; Elaine has done it beautifully. Excellent for parents and teachers to use with their children and students.”

—Janet Henderson, pastor’s wife and teacher

About the Author

Elaine Adams is a mother of six and grandmother of eight. She lives in Caledon East, Ontario, and attends Caledon Hills Fellowship Baptist Church. 


She has a love for God’s Word and a love for the Spiritual journey we all must take. It is her hope that you not only enjoy this book but that you also use it as an opportunity to discuss your child’s journey in developing his or her own faith in Jesus Christ. Her prayer for all who read this is that God will richly bless you.


Shannon Jabs is a lovely teenage girl who lives in Bolton, Ontario, and also attends Caledon Hills Fellowship Baptist Church. She has a ministry to her whole church by encouraging them through the pictures she draws. In recognition of this, the author decided to put her talent and love for Jesus together with this story for your enjoyment.