What are you reading this week before Christmas?
Any good Christmas books for kids or adults you would suggest?
Are you preparing your heart for the celebration of Christ’s birth this Sunday?
Personally, I’m reading Shepherds Abiding, by Jan Karon. It’s one of the Mitford series books that is set during the Christmas season. I read all of the series a few years ago and am re-reading them this year. I skipped this one and saved it for Christmas time. It’s a great read and I love escaping to Mitford. I always learn something about myself and my relationship with God as I read about Father Tim.
In my devotion time, I’m reading the Gospel of John. After Thanksgiving, I was suppose to start Ezekiel, but wanted to read a more uplifting book. I read the Psalms for several days and then switched to John last week. This will keep the life of Christ front & center in my thoughts.
As a family (just Steve & I on the weekdays), we are reading through our Advent Reading schedule. So, we’ll read the traditional Christmas readings.
One reading that has intrigued me for the past few years is Luke 1 with Mary’s Song. Have you ever read it? Have you read it, as if you were pregnant? Mary is an outstanding young woman of faith. You can learn much from her.
What about Christmas books for kids?
Here are a few of our family favorites.
Jotham’s Journey – We read this several different years. Jotham’s Journey is the first book in a series of three. We all liked this one better than the other two. The next two books were a little more “politically correct”.
Jotham’s Journey offers a good message that your kids will enjoy. The chapters are short and usually end at a suspenseful (cliff-hanger) place.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – I read this many times to my public school classes. My kids enjoyed it as well.
Although it is not overtly Christian, there are some great Christian lessons you can learn.
A Christmas Carol – A true classic!
What marvelous lessons you can discuss with your family as you read about Scrooge and his transformation. If I remember correctly, our favorite movie rendition is with George C Scott.
Question: What are you favorite Christmas books for children or adults?
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