... 55 heartwarming short stories bring meaning to the Season
Christmas celebrations invariably involve overwhelming preparations, planning and activities. We long to focus on the simplicity of a God-centered holiday season. But instead, this event that happened thousands of years ago, causes us today to focus time and energy on decorating our houses and spending hours at the mall.
The writers of Once Upon a Christmas know the difficulties.
"Bypassing the commercialization of Christmas and the frenetic activities that cling to us isn't easy; it takes a conscious decision to do so. Focusing on Jesus' birth is the beginning of creating a God-centred celebration full of the peace we crave and the joy God meant of us to possess during the season."
Read this book yourself or share it with your family. You'll find the collection of 55 short stories will cause you to shift your perspective and encourage your whole family to celebrate Christmas in a new, joyful way. The co-authors Rosanne Croft, Linda Reinhardt, and Sharon Bernash Smith share stories like The Train Baby, a baby found by two children and hidden from a suspicious Nazi neighbour; simple gifts for a struggling family in Christmas in Pippa Pass, and heartbreak and joy bound up together in a Christmas miracle.
"Each story invites the reader to a place of delight and reverence for our most cherished Christian holiday."
With 55 stories to choose, you'll find something for every day leading up to Christmas and beyond. And the stories are bite-sized so reading one or two a day is relaxing and enjoyable, even if you're busy with Christmas preparations.
If you're looking for a meaningful reminder of the wonder and true meaning of Christmas and the peace it can bring to our lives, then read the stories in Once Upon a Christmas.
I would like to thank Barbour Publishing Inc for providing me with the opportunity to read, and review,
this book. (Copy provided for personal review through NetGalley.)
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