As December makes its grand entrance, there’s no better time to settle in with a good book. And not just any book, but stories that truly capture the essence of Christmas. We’re talking about tales that weave together faith, hope, and the wonder of the story of Jesus.
Let’s introduce you to these festive picks that are sure to become your December favorites. From heartwarming tales to reflective journeys, each book in our selection is a little slice of holiday joy and a good dose of inspiration.
1. “The Trail of Unexpected Gifts” by Courtney Strong
Get ready to smile with this one! Courtney Strong takes us on a journey where life’s surprises turn into blessings. It’s a story that’ll remind you to look for happiness in the little things and expect joy when you least anticipate it. Perfect for those moments when you need a little uplifting reminder of life’s beautiful surprises.
2. “Filling the Manger” by Jennifer Catney
This one’s a gem for the kiddos (and the young at heart!). Jennifer Catney has crafted a heartwarming tale that’s all about spreading kindness and sharing love. It’s a sweet, simple reminder of what giving really means during the holidays. A great read to share with the little ones as you all get cozy by the Christmas tree.
3. “The Gospel Advent Book” by Chris Chavez
Advent is all about preparation and reflection, and Chris Chavez’s book is like your personal guide through this special season. Each day brings a new perspective on the story of Jesus’ birth, helping you connect deeper with the true meaning of Christmas. It’s the perfect companion for those quiet, reflective evenings.
4. “Our Gift-Giving God: A Devotional” by Andrea Kim
Need a daily dose of inspiration? Andrea Kim has got you covered. This devotional dives into how God shows His love through giving, and boy, is it heartwarming. It’s a great way to start or end your day, reminding you of all the blessings we receive, especially during this time of year.
The Christmas season brings with it images of the nativity scene scattered across lawns and adorning Christmas cards. Unfortunately, these images have become so commonplace that the real meaning is often obscure. The manger scene is a profound statement God has made in our lives-and it is a truth discovered by a stone craftsman named Angelo.
The setting is Christmas 1223, in Greccio, Italy. Angelo’s faith in the goodness of God shatters when he is confronted with a crisis that shakes him deeply and leaves him feeling betrayed by God. He finds peace only when he receives a fresh revelation of the ultimate message of the manger.
How can faith withstand the storms of pain and disillusionment?
Angelo discovers that, in fact, doubt cannot remain when we catch sight of the ultimate grace of God. This story sweeps across time and space into our own lives as we face crises of faith-each uniquely our own yet each universally similar.
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From all of us here at Lucid Books, we wish you a Christmas filled with love, laughter, and lots of great reads. Happy reading, and here’s to a merry and bright Christmas season!