Thursday, September 15, 2011

Taking Back Christmas and Other Family Celebrations by Lettie Kirkpatrick Burress

 Well, it's September, and the stores have replaced the school supplies with Halloween merchandise. I guess that means it's time to start thinking about Christmas---the shopping, the gift-wrapping, the cooking. Just thinking about it makes me tired.

Don't you wish you could find ways to make Christmas a holy day as it was intended? If you want to put Christ back in Christmas, you need a copy of this book. Author Lettie Burress said she didn't intend to write a book, but she's written so many articles that she wanted to publish them as a collection.

The back cover says this book "will equip families to welcome Christ into the joyful and memorial moments of celebration." It does include a wealth of ideas on celebrating with purpose. Every activity, every decoration can point out why we celebrate Christmas. But, the author does not limit herself to one holiday. Others are included: Valentine's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and birthdays.

The book is available online here. Also, visit Lettie's site for a sample chapter and a link to a radio interview about the book here.

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