Sunday, November 22, 2009

25 Days. 26 Ways to Make This Your Best Christmas EVER

25 Days, 26 Ways to Make This Your Best Christmas EVER
Written by Ace Collins
Published at Zondervan

About the book
Christmas. It should be the most anticipated day of the year. Instead, we dread the shopping, baking, spending, and stress. Bestselling author Ace Collins wants to help you rediscover the joy and peace of the holiday season. Discover how this Christmas can be the happy, joy-filled celebration you’ve always dreamed of!

Who is Ace Collins?
Ace Collins is the writer of more than sixty books, including several best-sellers: Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, More Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, The Cathedrals, and Lassie: A Dog's Life. Based in Texas, he continues to publish several new titles each year. He has appeared on scores of television shows, including CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and Entertainment Tonight.

My Thoughts
Last week, I received a box from Zondervan. Imagine my surprised to get not one book to review but seven in total. In the midst of the stack a title caught my attention – 25 Days, 26 Ways to Make This Your Best Christmas EVER. Mmmm! Interesting. So I picked up this little book and started going through it.

It is quite amazing actually. Do you feel as though you lost touch with the true meaning of Christmas? Or that at time you get fed up with all the things going around? This book is packed with fascinating stories about various things refering of the Christmas season. In there, you will learn the true meaning behind the song “The Twelves Days of Christmas”. When I read this particular chapter I understood more about the history behind the song.

Also at the end of each chapter, you will have a shortcut to the Spirit of the Season which will encourage you to do something different for the day. One of them is suggesting you to read The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke which can be downloaded on the internet at Project Gutenberg. I know a book worm that will download this little gem for sure! *grin*
Do you buy an advent chocolate calendar to your kids? Well this little book is a little bit like that as there are chapters to cover the days before Christmas (with a bonus chapter explaining the meaning of Boxing Day). I’m quite excited to go through this book when December comes around and I am actually thinking that my oldest son and I can enjoy the readings together in the afternoon while the younger ones are taking a nap. Part devotion, part discovering Christmas with new eyes, I’m ready to dig into this book starting December 1st.

If you want to recapture the joy and magic of the Christmas season, I strongly suggest that you grab a cipy of 25 Days, 26 Ways to Make This Your Best Christmas EVER. And be prepare to remember the reason we celebrate...

This review was possible because I received the book 25 Days, 26 Ways to Make This Your Best Christmas EVER from Zondervan.

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1 comment:

  1. I found this to be a neat little book to broaden our Advent experience. I just love the history behind things.

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