It's Christmas time at St. Anne parish, and a new family has arrived! The Perez family doesn’t look like the other families in the parish. As five-year-old Mateo stares at Katie and Patrick, clutching his little stuffed burro, they see he's just puzzled about them. But it's Father Miguel's job to take care of them, right? Just then, a bell rings and the twins are swept up in another Chime Travel adventure, this time to find Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem. This fresh yet authentic retelling of the biblical Infancy Narratives sheds new light on the life of the Holy Family. And when at last the Magi arrive, Katie asks Mary, “Are you sure you want all of these strangers around the baby?" Mary smiles. "Strangers are simply new friends, just waiting to be loved.” Katie and Patrick think of the Perez family. Can they still make new friends for Christmas? Book 5 in the Chime Travelers series, exciting new chapter books ideal for children in grades 2-5.
Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living and The Handbook for Catholic Moms. A frequent radio and television contributor and producer, Lisa has appeared on EWTN, CatholicTV, Relevant Radio, Immaculate Heart Radio, KNXT TV, and other Catholic media platforms. She travels internationally, giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic new media topics.