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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Faith 'n Fiction Saturday: Christmas Books

From the blog of My Friend Amy :

Here's today's question: It's Christmas time and one of my favorite things to do is read Christmas themed books. Do you enjoy reading holiday themed books? Do you have any special book you read every year? Do you have a special devotional you like to use? (not fiction..I know!) Have you read any good Christmas books this year?

My Answer: Yes - I enjoy reading holiday themed books. This is one of my favorite times of the year, because family seems to be more focused on getting together, and the house is cheery. Add those things to a book and I love it!

At this time I don't have any special devotionals, although I'd love one, so if you have a suggestion, please let me know!

I have read some wonderful holiday books within the past few months! I am going to keep my post focused on some great Christian Holiday books that I've recently read!

1. The Christmas Edition by Robin Shope: This is a wonderful Christian romance set during the holidays. It is a wonderful example of finding faith and helping friends in need. This would be best for older teens and adults.

2. Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn: A young woman travels to England to try to locate the only family she may have left. With only a few clues to her father's identity, her faith will be challenged during her quest to find family. Once she finds the family she has been looking for, she must make the decision to tell them her real identity and change their family forever, or return home, keeping her secret. Along the way, while finding her family, she also finds her faith. This book is appropriate as a gift book, and would be great for older teens and adults. It is a beautiful hardback edition and has a sequel.

3. Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn: The sequel to Finding Father Christmas, this wonderful book explores a young woman's relationship with her new family and her boyfriend, as well as her deepening faith. Another beautiful hardback edition that would be a great gift.

4. White Christmas Pie by Wanda E. Brunstetter: A holiday book set in Amish country. A young man struggles with feelings of abandonment shortly before he is to be married. He was left with an Amish family when he was six, and now that his father is looking for him, he doesn't want to see him. Will a carriage accident bring him closer to his family or tear the family apart? This wonderful holiday story includes a recipe for White Christmas Pie! Great Christian romance that gives readers a glimpse of Amish life.

Care to answer the question yourself? I welcome you to post your thoughts here, add them to your own blog and head back to Amy's post and add a comment with a link to yours. :)


Nise' said...

*Sigh* They all look good, but I am not adding anymore books to my TBR pile, until it goes down a bit! I joined the Read Your Own Books challenge to do just that!

SmilingSally said...

We are matching today, aren't we?

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

These books keep popping up in people's answer.

Christamas Themed Books

Sunny said...

I've got Finding Father Christmas on my list of books to get...I loved the second one!

Thanks for the recommendations!

M. C. Pearson said...

I'm in the middle of Finding Father Christmas...first ever Christmas read for me!

I still need to read The Christmas Edition by Robin Shope. I have it on my computer...just never get around to reading pdfs like I do hard copies. SIGH.

Anonymous said...

Lots of new titles for me to explore!

kalea_kane said...

Oh Wendi! They all sound wonderful! I am definitely going to have to look into them. I am reading a lot of recommendations for these! :)

P.S. So glad you and the hubby got a date in! Sounds like Four Christmases was a lot of fun. :)

Have a great weekend!


Pam said...

I have read all of those books and I really enjoyed them. However, my season has gotten so busy I don't think I'll be able to read anymore books!

Cheryl Pitt said...

I read Paper Bag Christmas, it was a simple but heartwarming read. It helped put me in the mood for Christmas.

Donna said...

I wanted to read The Christmas Bag. I am currently reading The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck.

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