Christmas Stories by Lucado

Who doesn’t love a good collection of Christmas stories? During the holidays, when the snow is falling and hearths burn bright, it’s easy to imagine ourselves in front of the fire as a loved one narrates Christmas tales, getting us ready for the upcoming holiday!

Christmas Stories
Heartwarming Classics of Angels, a Manger, and the Birth of Hope
By Max Lucado
Thomas Nelson
August 2011

It’s England, at Christmas, and quite a few years back the first time the Haddington’s receive their first visit from the Christmas angel. Mysteriously he appears, sets one candle ablaze, and the disappears. The candle is given away the next day to one in need, and a miracle is reported after having used the candle and prayed.., Since then the angel appears only every twenty five years with the same results.. It becomes the towns hope around the holidays… But this year things didn’t go quite as planned. Curl up and see how the Lord comes through for a small town of people in need.

His marriage is failing, and all he has from his past is a picture. In order to clear his head, he takes a break from his wife and goes in search of the things that he has never known about himself. Landing in a small Texas town, he sets to work trying to find out all he can about the picture, and the person who may have left it behind. Being met with opposition only fuels his fire to get to the bottom of his past. But is he prepared for what he might uncover? Will it cause him to open his heart and re-examine who has has become and who he has the chance to be ?

And there are more! This book is packed with stories in various lengths, all to help us celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

I did not love this book. It wasn’t poorly written, it just failed to capture me or pull me in to any of the stories. They are cute, though a little bit cheesy sometimes. I did like that they stayed focused on the true meaning of Christmas. I would not discourage someone from reading this, I just might not have it in my Christmas reading list each year.

Heather Ring says that books are her plane ticket into another world, “I’d feel lost with out them. Reading is a part of me. However I am also an avid lover of the outdoors and pouring into my creative outlets. But I think my biggest passion, is spending time with my family and friends.”

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.