Deepen the spirit that fills your heart and home this holiday season when you discover the meaning behind seven gifts of Christmas, each celebrated with an invitation from the scriptures and a simple tradition.
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.
Table of contents:
The Wise Men
The Christ Child
Just finished this book and loved every minute. I will definitely add some of these suggestions to our traditions and pass them on. Beautiful writing and stories. Keep the tissues handy.
I read this book in a couple of sittings. Each time I was touched by Freeman's style of writing. I felt the spirit move me to higher grounds and aspirations for my holiday season's plans. I highly recommend this book and I think it would make a perfect gift. I would also recommend Freeman's 21 Days Closer to Christ it motivated me in the same way with the power of the spirit and it changed my life, too.
Freeman offers us an opportunity to explore traditions that help us focus on Christ during the holiday season. My favorite part of the book is the end of each section. A short outline for how to incorporate that tradition into an activity is given. Songs you can sing, scriptures you can read, and activities that help to invite the spirit and remind us of Christ and Christ-like attributes. A great resource for Family Home Evening ideas.
This book came right on time for me this year. So often in the hustle and bustle to buy presents and prepare for family gatherings I feel I lose the Christmas Spirit. More important than long wish lists and Santa Claus is the true meaning behind the holiday.
A Christ Centered Christmas takes each nativity piece and centers a story and activity around that figure. The chapters are small but thought provoking. Also included are recipes for yummy Holiday treats like hot cocoa and candy cane cookies. Next year we plan on having one lesson each week for seven weeks to correspond with the chapters in the book. A Christ Centered Christmas would be a great gift for those you love as it invites all to feel and learn the real lessons behind the symbols we so often see this time of year...the bell, the star, the shepard's crook. It's message is simple but powerful. Thank you Deseret Book for sharing this little gem with us.
This is something I'll use each Christmas with my family, not something to just put on the shelf. Makes a great gift too.
A great collection for all families at Christmas time. Perfect for families establishing (or re-establishing) Christmas traditions for children and adults alike.