For Christians worldwide, the month of December is filled with joy and wonder as we anticipate the celebration of Christ's birth. There is no other time of the year that can compare to the Christmas season for both the young and young at heart.
From December to New Year's Eve, reawaken the wonder, joy, and magic that is Christmas with daily scripture and inspirational readings of stories behind popular Christmas traditions, carols and movies. Enjoy a wealth of fun activities to help make the most of the season, including heartwarming holiday recipes and homemade gift ideas.
With this soon-to-be-cherished holiday devotional, best-selling author Ace Collins will capture your imagination and help to make each day of December more memorable and meaningful to you, and those you love, by shining a light on the real spirit of the season.
Ace Collins defines himself as a storyteller. He has authored more than sixty books that have sold more than 2.5 million copies. His catalog includes novels, biographies, children's works as well as books on history, culture and faith. He has also been the featured speaker at the National Archives Distinguished Lecture Series, hosted a network television special and does college basketball play-by-play. Ace lives in Arkansas.
This is such a delightful book! It's a devotional that starts on December 1st and keeps you focused on the true meaning of Christmas!
Each day starts with a Scripture to meditate on and then goes into a wonderful devotion. Each one is more of a delightful story that focuses on Jesus. The author shares facts about different things, too, that I found really interesting. For instance, I always wondered about why we would see Christmas as Xmas. He explains that the X is the first letter of Christ's name in Greek so people would use the "X" as a symbol on their doors that they were Christian. Many people couldn't read so seeing the "X" signified Christianity. This was so interesting and I understand this practice now. There are many such interesting stories and facts like this throughout the book but each and every one focuses on the Lord.
Each day also has the lyrics of a song we associate with Christmas and the story behind the song. I love music so I really enjoyed this part of each day. I learned so much about some of my very favorite songs. Then to make each day even more delightful, the author shares a recipe or an idea for making something for someone you care about. There are some great ideas and some fantastic recipes included in this book!
I love this book and intend to read it again for December as my devotional. I love how it keeps me focused on Jesus and the real reason for Christmas. I highly recommend this book! I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group
Blessings - Julie