Monday, October 30, 2017

Have you lost what it means to celebrate our Savior in the midst Christmas?

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Book info

About the book:

Give your Christmas a makeover with this practical approach to help your family learn what it means to truly celebrate their Savior.
In the bustle of the Christmas season, it can be easy to get swept up in all of the things to do. But it's important to pause and remember that our priority should be to spend time celebrating Christ's birth and not forget to invite Jesus to his own party.
Christmas is far more than a celebration of an event from long ago or a modern holiday centered around shopping. Mindfully take time to listen to how God continues to speak through the Christmas story as the Gospel narratives centered around the birth of Jesus provide encouragement and revelation concerning the love of God and his wisdom for us today.
In Total Christmas Makeover, author and Bible teacher Melissa Spoelstra provides a practical approach for you and your family to turn your attention toward God's grace day-by-day as you prepare for Christmas. This 31-day devotional presents key scriptures, ideas to implement with each reading, and questions for reflection to guide you in rediscovering rituals, relationship, and rest to connect you more deeply with Christ this holiday season.

About the author:
Melissa Spoelstra is a popular women's conference speaker, Bible teacher, and writer who is madly in love with Jesus and passionate about helping women of all ages to seek Christ and know Him more intimately through serious Bible study. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible Theology and enjoys teaching God's Word to diverse groups and churches within the body of Christ. She is the author of the "First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree," "Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness," and "Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World Bible" studies and "Total Family Makeover: 8 Steps to Making Disciples at Home" book. She lives in Dublin, Ohio, with her pastor husband and four kids.
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My Review:
It is so easy to lose focus as to the real reason for Christmas and the season with the commercialism and the general busyness of the time, not that it is all wrong and bad, it just is easy to lose out on the meaning.  Melissa's created a cute little book that is filled with 31 devotional readings to help with keeping the focus while celebrating. Each reading is only a few pages and then some questions to reflect upon and these are then followed by a practical approach section.  I love this layout to the book and that there is such a big piece focused on really applying this and using this in each of our lives, it makes it so much more personal and easy to implement than just having a reading to complete on the topic.  I am looking forward to really taking my time and working through this book in the month of November as it will help me to be in the right mindset and focus by the time December arrives.
To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!*
*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*

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