Christmas Stories Hardcover – Aug 29 2011
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More than 120 million readers have found inspiration and encouragement in the writings of Max Lucado. He lives with his wife, Denalyn, and their mischievous mutt, Andy, in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves the people of Oak Hills Church.
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It is many stories about The Christmas season and I found so it so beautiful to see how The birth of Jesus works into people lives. Also to see how the people who remember praise Jesus. I loved the book and the stories are so heartwarming and deep if you read it you will want to read it again even if it is not Christmas. I recommend to those who want read something that is real and does not make you feel down but it lifts you up in spirit I truly loved this book.
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If you like Max Lucado, you will like Christmas Stories. If you like Christmas, you will like Christmas Stories. If you like inspirational Christmas stores, you will like Christmas Stories.
This review is based on an electronic copy of the book provided by the publisher for the purpose of this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review.
By Max Lucado
A compilation of Christmas stories by Max Lucado celebrating the joy and wonder of the season. Some titles have been previously published, but are well worth another read.
The Christmas Candle is a story of faith, forgiveness, and miracles. When an accident happens who will receive the lost candle that will make their needed miracle come true?
The Christmas Child is a story of family and forgiveness. When an accident takes a life and changes two others will a family torn apart ever come together?
The Answer is Yes is a story of love, rebellion, and forgiveness. It is an allegory of our Heavenly Father's love of us and the forgiveness He offers to us His rebellious children.
The North Pole or the Manger? Ponders the man behind the myth of Santa Clause and the God who became Man. Comparing Jesus with Santa we see where we should seek eternal gifts.
Gabriel's Question ponders the mode of Jesus' coming. A peasant girl? A stable? For the Son of God?
The Night in the Stable dwells on Joseph and his feelings on the night of Jesus' birth.
No Room in the Inn
Jacob's Gift is a giving up of one's dreams by giving what you have to one who is without, a story of sacrifice.
An Angel's Story is story about the conflict to stop Jesus' coming birth. Lucifer is shown as a conniver who will stop at nothing to thwart God's plan for redemption, including a battle in Heaven and on Earth for the soul of humanity.
Tiny Mouth, Tiny Feet is Mary's prayer for her newborn son who will soon be her Savior and King.
Includes an excerpt of GOD CAME NEAR
Advanced Reader Copy provided by the publisher in Digital format for review purposes.
Winters in Alaska are dark, long and cold. And the memories I have of all of us curled up in the living room while the wood stove crackled, listening to our special Christmas stories each December are warm ones. I always determined that I would try to recreate that special memory in our home one day. It may be well past Christmas time, but Max Lucado's Christmas Stories caught my eye when I saw it. I hoped it would be something like the Christmas In My Heart Series that I still someday hope to collect in its entirety.
Christmas Stories was a lot different than I expected. Instead of a collection of heartwarming, beautiful old stories from the past, it was a continuing story from the 1800s about a little town and the old, often repeated story of an angel, a candle and Christmas Miracles. It talked about a new Minister, and his introduction to the country people and the story of the candle.
It was, however, a book with two very different, and interesting stories in it. While it might not have been the kind of book I was looking for to read to our little family during the Christmas season, I enjoyed reading about the Christmas Candle and the way it reminded people of our GOD who still works miracles on behalf of His own. The second story is more modern. It is set in Texas and told the story of a German wood carver who made a nativity set and the effect it had on the church and others for years to come.
Maybe some winter, we'll read it together at Christmas time by our own little fireplace. If not, it was a good step in my search for our next favorite Christmas Story Collection!