The busyness of Christmas is enough to make anyone say "Bah-Humbug." There are just so many things that have to be done because of tradition and just the timing of the celebration. Of course the real focus should be on Christ and His birthday but I know, I often lose that focus while trying to get the perfect present or all those cookie trays for the neighbors done. A Better Christmas by Steven Estes is a short devotional book about remembering and focusing on the things that matter this holiday season. I loved the simple reminders mixed with short stories and scripture. This is just the thing I needed to read this holiday season.
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Know someone frazzled, sad, or lonely this Christmas? A Better December by Steve Estes applies Solomon’s Proverbs to holiday stresses. Playful and tiny, this illustrated work would be a good gift for your unbelieving friends as it gently introduces Jesus during a month when they are more receptive.
Combining true, heart-warming stories with pen-and-ink illustrations, the book uncovers and answers our December longings. Beginning with bite-sized chapters of Solomon's advice to frazzled, lonely people at Christmas, Steven Estes presents the ancient sage as penning his blockbuster Proverbs to help future readers through holiday stress and even sadness. Meant to be shared with all who long for a better December, it points the way to true comfort and a true home.
About the Author
Steven D. Estes, MDiv, is the Senior Pastor at Community Evangelical Free Church, Elverson, PA; a conference speaker; the author of Called to Die; and the coauthor with Joni Eareckson Tada of A Step Further and When God Weeps. He and his wife Verna have eight children.
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