Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: Review Wednesday: Approaching Christmas by Jane Williams

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Review Wednesday: Approaching Christmas by Jane Williams

Goodreads Summary:
This beautiful and thoughtful companion to the season of Advent and Christmas encourages readers to explore the true meaning of the festive season through a combination of reflections, quotations, and classic images

With this companion, learn about the objects and activities associated with Christmas—such as making lists, decorations, gifts, Christmas trees, music, food, and family—as well as special days such as Christmas Eve and Epiphany. In each section, the author brings together Christmas traditions, spiritual reflection, and quotations from Scripture and other writings through the ages. The result is an imaginative and stimulating exploration of the riches of this season—illustrated throughout with color reproductions of classic Christmas-themed paintings.

My review:
Some really interesting insights into the Christmas story, delivered in short sermon-style snippets.

The author is able to bring knowledge from a variety of walks of life into her writing, making it approachable and thought-provoking.

A good read for Christians searching for a new way of looking at the advent season.

Action Reader's Action: Help someone else to have a good Christmas. You could volunteer to help the homeless, open up your home to others, give money to a children's / homeless charity, or anything else relevant you can think of.

What does Christmas mean to you?


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