In the house of Christmas there are many books and many stories. Most have no more vibrance than a week-old bouquet of flowers. Not so with this collection. Not a single story is included unless it shakes you to the core of your being. Unless it moves you to laughter and tears. Unless it bypasses the tinsel and hype in order to find the Reason for this sacred season. Such stories are as scarce as emeralds. To fill a book such as this, the past must be mined for those great stories that have stood the test of time. If you love old-timey stories, this book is for you and your loved ones.
Christmas. Families are trying to recapture it from Madison Avenue, but the task isn't easy. Finding islands of serenity in the midst of commercial cannonading will not occur by default. They must be searched for. Instead of concentrating Christmas into one 24 hour period, many families extend the season from Thanksgiving Eve to Epiphany by sharing one Christmas in My Heart story with the entire family each day. The result is a new vision of the Lord, whose birth, death, and resurrection we celebrate, and a deeper commitment to service for others.
The Christmas stories in this book can be read again and again. They can be read aloud in family or friend gatherings. They bring about warm and joyful feelings as they reflect the true meaning of Christmas. This is the first of a series of books under the same title, now numbering 22. If you want to get into the spirit of Christmas, read this and others of this series.
If you want to be reminded of what Christmas is all about,(family values, giving, caring and sharing) this is the book. My kids loved the sixteen stories in this anthology including The Gift of the Magi (my favorite) and other shorts by Pearl Buck, Taylor Caldwell, and Madeleine L'Engle. There are a couple anonymous authors, too. Compiled by Joe Wheeler.
So many readers fell in love with the heartwarming stories in Christmas In My Heart, book 1, that the collection is already in its third printing.People all over the US and Canada and England wrote to the author, expressing their appreciation. Many even sent their favorite Christmas stories, urging that another collection be published. And so Book 2 of Christmas In My Heart has become a reality.
Powerful and emotive, these stories are timeless in their ability to help us experience the joy, wonder, and true meaning of Christmas. Their message of unselfish love turns our thoughts to Christ and reminds us of what Christmas is all about.
This is no.13 of Joe wheeler's Christmas in my heart series. I love his old fashioned, colorful stories. I can visualize each one taking place in front of me. Reading his series is like having Christmas all year.