Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Books

Christmas Books

Each year at Christmas I choose a new book to be unwrapped and read on Christmas Eve. One year I thought it would be fun to unwrap a new game instead of a book. The kids were very vocal in their disappointment--they love having their Dad read them a new story each year.

Over the years some of our favorites include Max Lucado's Alabaster's Song, The Crippled Lamb, and Jacob's Gift. There is also Susan Wojciechowski's The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey and Ruth Bell Graham's One Wintry Night. The last few years we've read The Legend of the Christmas Tree by Rick Osborne and The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg. I'm looking forward to reading all the blog carnival posts on Christmas reading as I have yet to chose a book for this year.

For family devotions we are reading Jotham's Journey by Arnold Ytreeide. From youngest to oldest, the kids are enjoying this Advent mystery adventure.
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Personally, I'm not reading any books related to the season. Maybe next year I'll have my act together enough to read a Christmas devotion. Currently I'm reading Susan Hunt's Spiritual Mothering: The Titus 2 Model for Women Mentoring Women. I just finished Ann Platz's great book, Queen Esther's Reflection, also dealing with mentoring.
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By Susan Hunt / Crossway Books & Bibles

Hunt knows what women need-each other. Using Scripture and true stories from a Presbyterian congregation, Hunt demonstrates the model of the "mothering mandate" in Titus 2:1-5 and encourages you to develop and strengthen the bonds between older and younger women in your life.

90128: Queen Esther"s Reflection: A Portrait of Grace, Courage, and Excellence

Queen Esther's Reflection: A Portrait of Grace, Courage, and Excellence
By Ann Platz / New Hope Publishers
Discover how to transform your home, marriage, and work into a royal anointing! Platz uses the story of Queen Esther to explore spiritual beauty. You'll learn how to grow in excellence, graciousness, and humility; experience fasting and prayer; prepare for ministry to others; and more. An ideal mentoring resource. Includes study questions.

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