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Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Stories by Max Lucado

OK most of you already know what a huge fan I am of Max Lucado's books and have already established quite the library containing his novels, but recently I had the opportunity to review Christmas Stories from Max Lucado as well compliments of Thomas Nelson Publishers and Net Galley for my honest review. Once again, Max takes the reader by the hand and leads them into another time and place with his magical ability to weave a great story. Only in this book, you get a collection of short stories geared to make you truly appreciate the real meaning behind Christmas and that is the birth of Christ.

One of my favorites is called The Christmas Candle and it takes up almost half the book. It begins in the 1500's when a candle maker's family receives an unexpected visit from an angel on Christmas Eve. Touching only a single candle, the one that receives that candle, prays and then lights it will receive a Christmas miracle. Now in the mid-1800's the story picks up once more with the same family of candle makers who have been maintaining this tradition in the town of Gladstone, England. Every twenty five years, an angel visits the candle maker on Christmas Eve and once again touches only one candle. That family that receives it receives a Christmas Miracle and so the legend has grown over the years with each family hoping that the candle maker will give that candle to them. Only this year, things are about to get a whole lot more complicated and a new pastor is about to come to the church. Will the miracles continue or has it been merely a legend after all?

This is just one of the heart-warming stories you will find along with some tidbits of wonderful Christmas quotes and scriptures from the Bible. If you're looking for the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas season or provide a wonderful gift to that hard to shop for person, this is the ideal way to share a little love that will linger long past the Christmas season. A must read and rates a 5 out of 5 stars!For more information on this book, the author and where to pick up a copy of this book, please click on the links below:

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1 comment:

  1. Another great review and another beautiful cover!

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair


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