Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas: A Nativity Gift Set
Deepen the spirit that fills your heart and home this holiday season when you discover the meaning behind the seven gifts of Christmas. Includes a nativity set.
Each gift is based on a figure in a Nativity set, and the traditions can easily be combined with things you already do. This year as you prepare your home for the season, resolve to prepare your heart in a way that will lead you closer to Christ.
By Melissia, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This was given as a gift to our non member friends. I love that the scripture references are from the bible. This made it an easy gift to give to anyone. Wonderful reminder of the meaning of Christmas. I wish I had bought more and saved one for my family,
By Shauna, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Emily Belle Freeman is my "go-to" when I need a book that will draw me closer to Christ.
And this book does just that!
I LOVE her starting story....
She was in her car with her little daughter listening to Christmas songs when her little girl said:
"Mom, I believe in Santa Claus and you believe in Jesus Christ."
Right then Emily decided that they were going to spend the season teaching about Jesus Christ as much as they taught about Santa Claus.
ANOTHER THING I LOVE ABOUT EMILY...she takes where you are at and builds upon it....
"This book is not to add something more to an already packed holiday season--it is to add something DIFFERENT."
Taking an item we already love and use...the nativity set...Emily has added a DIFFERENT twist to bring it more Christ-Centered.
She focuses on 7 pieces:
* Mary * Joseph * The Angel * The Shepherd
* The Wise Men * The Lamb *The Christ Child
With each piece she has spent great time thinking about how that person or animal played a part on that first holy night.
Then she has given us a "lesson" and a "tradition" around that nativity piece.
When Mary was told that she would be the mother of the Son of God she "PONDERED THOSE THINGS IN HER HEART...Mary can teach us about pondering the things of God.
Each piece has it's own chapter with stories, scriptures, a lesson and possible tradition ideas.
You can simply read this book in one night like I did...
Or you can split it up as a countdown to Christmas placing the pieces in the nativity set as you study about them.
Either way you will never look at a nativity set the same way again...From now on your heart will be more Christ-Centered.
AN AMAZING BOOK!
Let your heart be more Christ-Centered this season!
By Kellie & Matt, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I actually have not read this book yet, but there are 7 5-star reviews on Amazon for this book. I have heard the author speak at several TOFW events and she is great. :-)