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21 Days of Christmas: Stories that Celebrate God's Greatest Gift (A Fiction Lovers Devotional) Hardcover – September 1, 2015
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I am so excited about this second book in the Fiction Lover's Devotional series. BroadStreet Publishing is doing a fantastic job of creating these books as beautiful hardcover gift books with debossed covers, full-color interior, and even ribbon page markers. Perfect for giving as gifts ... even to friends or family members who might not normally read "religious" books. And the size is just right to fit in a purse, glove compartment, or even a Christmas stocking!
Some of the stories in this book are about the first Christmas--speculations about what it must have been like for Mary and Joseph when they watched the Son of God being brought into the world. Other stories are about modern-day people celebrating that miraculous event.
If you like the idea of a Fiction Lover's Devotional, check out the first book in the series, 21 Days of Grace. And please visit the Fiction Devo website and/or Facebook page to post your thoughts about the concept, the books, or the individual stories.
For deeper individual study, or for a group study (women's group, Bible study, book club, life group, or just a gathering of friends), get a copy of the Study Guide for 21 Days of Grace and/or 21 Days of Christmas. They're available as free PDFs on the Fiction Devo website or as 99-cent e-books on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
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Experience the joy and wonder of God's greatest gift: His Son, Jesus.
21 Days of Christmas will warm your heart with stories about giving, loving, and family. These engaging tales celebrate the hope and joy that make this blessed season unique. At the end of each story you'll find an insightful devotion that will help you discover anew the true meaning of this special time of year.
Grab a cup of hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick, curl up in your favorite chair, and savor the true meaning of Christmas through these inspirational and encouraging stories.
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Unlike the first book in the series, these authors may be a bit more unknown. However, it gives the reader a chance to “meet” new storytellers. It is a beautiful hardcover book, complete with a built-in bookmark ribbon for the reader’s convenience. Some of my favorite stories are: “Camouflaged Christmas” by Beverly Nault, “A Violet Christmas” by Summer Robidoux, and “All I Want for Christmas” by Glenda Joy Race.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
The first story is by David B. Carl, and it recounts the first Christmas with tenderness, interspersed with a modern-day story of a small family traveling at Christmastime.
In about the middle, there's a great story by June Cline reminiscent of that famous Christmas story The Gift of the Magi. Two people wanting to give something special that will make someone else happy--the kind that makes you feel warm and loved.
And the last story by Sarah Earlene Shere might be the best of all--a reporter looking for the perfect Christmas story. He finds it in a little girl making origami creations for people that bring them joy or make them think.
What is your Christmas wish? Can you find what you need in this grouping of fictional devotionals?
It just could be.
One of my favorites was "Star Light, Star Bright" from Kathy Ide. Her unusual portrayal of Joseph from a first person perspective added a dimension to Joseph I'd missed in the familiar Christmas story. Her devotion brought into focus what Joseph must have felt at being chosen to be the earthly father to God's own Son.
Then there's Nanette Thorsen-Snipes devotion, "Doubting Thomas" about a little girl's faith, the impact of divorce, money problems and the power of prayer. Or Washington State author Jan Cline's devotion "The Box," a story wrapped in surprises, fruit cakes, mysterious presents and the true meaning of gifts. Devotions conclude with a "Life Application" segment and brief author bio.
The purse-sized devotional fits nicely into purse or bag for coffee breaks or other spare minutes with readings that highlight the importance of family, traditions, and celebrations, yet emphasize Jesus is the reason for the season—an attitude often lost in our increasingly secularized society.
Kathy encourages readers who feel moved or blessed by the stories to share their experiences with others at www.FictionDevo.com, and read what others have shared. If a more casual setting is preferred, visit FaceBook.com/FictionDevo to share your thoughts.
I suspect Kathy's new series is destined to become a best seller because of the variety of authors and well-written stories that celebrate God, His grace, His love, and Christ's gift of salvation. This devotion series is designed for readers who already enjoy Christian fiction; however, the books are an excellent gift choice to introduce those who haven't yet discovered the value of Christian fiction.
Future books in this series include 21 Days of Love (January 2016), and 21 Days of Joy (April 2016).
21 Days of Christmas, Stories that Celebrate God’s Greatest Gift, Compiled by Kathy Ide, Broadstreet Publishing, 2015, 160 Pages, 978-1424550517, $14.99
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I'd also like to commend BroadStreet Publishing for creating such a beautiful book. "21 Days of Christmas" is just the right size, has a beautiful cover with a wonderful hand-feel, and a helpful place-marking ribbon. This would make a great gift book.