Category Archives: Holiday

A Better December by Steven Estes

Know someone FRAZZLED or SAD this Christmas?  A Better December by Steve Estes applies Solomon’s Proverbs to holiday stresses.  Playful and tiny, this illustrated work would be a good gift for your unbelieving friends as it gently introduces Jesus during a month when they are receptive.

A Better December by Steve Estes

 

From the Publisher:
For All Who Long for True Comfort and a True Home

Combining true, heart-warming stories with pen-and-ink illustrations, the book uncovers and answers our December longings. Beginning with bite-sized chapters of Solomon’s advice to frazzled, lonely people at Christmas, Steven Estes presents the ancient sage as penning his blockbuster Proverbs to help future readers through holiday stress and even sadness. Meant to be shared with all who long for a better December, it points the way to true comfort and a true home. A Better December is an ideal gift book for non-Christian friends and neighbors with a gradual, non-threatening introduction to the gospel.

Retail: $12.99
Our Price: $11.04


The War on Christmas by Bodie Hodge

For those of us who have questions about what really happened when Jesus was born, this is a great book to read!  Bodie Hodge answers some of those nagging questions, such as, did the Wise Men come to the stable or house or somewhere else?

When you buy this book, you also receive the book, A Fragrance of Christmas–all about Christmas traditions.

The War on Christmas by Bodie Hodge

 

From the Publisher:
Is it a bunch of pagan symbols “Christianized” for the celebration?
Why is our concept of Christmas so important for those who don’t believe in Jesus?
Most may say Christmas is about the birth of Jesus, but are we truly worshiping Him or just celebrating the earthly gifts we give ourselves?
Filled with family get-togethers, office parties, breaks from school, decorating the tree, and more, Christmas is a time of peace and love. So why has so much controversy clouded this sacred holiday? It has become ground zero in an ongoing culture war where Nativity scenes are nixed, Merry Christmas becomes Happy Holidays, and even the word “Christmas” is considered by some as offensive. Find the truth about Christmas and the Christian’s response to a culture that seems to be declaring war.

Retail: $17.99
Our Price: $15.29
You also receive for free The Fragrance of Christmas, a $5.99 value.

 

A Fragrance of Christmas

 

From holiday hospitality, to anticipating decorations that rekindle and renew traditions, this cozy keepsake captures the feeling and fragrance of Christmas.

A special acronym, C. H. R. I. S. T. M. A. S., reveals Christmas spirit secrets with these holiday defining terms . . . Celebration, Hope, Relationships, Invitation, Sharing, Tradition, Music, Anticipation, Saviour.  A perfect gift for family and friends who love to stroll down a snow-filled memory lane.

Start your own unique Christmas traditions with the simple essence contained in this book.

Retail:  $5.99

Free when you purchase The War on Christmas.


Perfect Christmas by Gary and Jan Bower

At Christmas time, we just love to read beautifully illustrated books together that point to Christ.  So many books take the focus off of Christ by emphasizing presents or Santa Claus.  We hope you will enjoy this new book by the Bowers.

Perfect Christmas

 

From the Publisher:
Set in a time of economic difficulty—not unlike our own—this is a delightful, charming, and heartening story filled with reminiscence and living truth.

For a family that cannot indulge every gift wish, the joy of what Christmas brings to each of them is more precious than they could have ever expected. Together they learn that every Christmas is a perfect Christmas—not because of what it brings, but because of who it celebrates.

Warmly illustrated in the style of Norman Rockwell or Currier and Ives, Perfect Christmas offers a message of love and joy as cozy and endearing as our warmest Christmas memories, while creating a new tradition that young readers will cherish for all their Christmases to come.
Retail: $12.99
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Family Book of Advent, PB by Carol Garborg

Family Book of Advent PB by Carol Garborg

From the Publisher:

Remember the childhood excitement and joy of counting down the days until Christmas? Maybe your family carefully marked off each day on the calendar or you simply counted and recounted the days on your fingers.

Now you can create unforgettable memories for your family with The Family Book of Advent. It’s the perfect way to spend quality time with your young children while helping them grasp the true meaning of Christmas.

As part of our Pocket Inspi rations series, this hands-on devotional draws families together to celebrate the coming of Christmas through Scripture, questions, stories, and simple activities. As the Christmas story unfolds, bonds are created–bonds that will last a lifetime. It is the one present your family will be happy to share!

Retail:     $4.99
Our Price:  $4.24
Pocket Version PB

 


Family Book of Advent HC by Carol Garborg

Family Book of Advent by Carol Garborg

From the Publisher:

Now families can create significant and unforgettable memories with The Family Book of Advent. It’s the perfect way to spend quality time with young children during the Advent season while helping them grasp the true meaning of Christmas.

Capture the childhood excitement and joy of counting down the days until Christmas with this fun hands-on devotional. Scripture, questions, stories, and simple activities draw families together to celebrate the coming of Christmas. As the events in the story of Jesus’ birth and life unfold, parents and children will build bonds of tradition and faith that will last a lifetime. It is the one present all members of the family will be happy to share!

Retail:     $12.99
Our Price: $11.04
Hardback version

 


Christ of the Empty Tomb by James Montgomery Boice

Christ of the Empty Tomb by James Montgomery Boice

Publisher’s Description:

The problem with the Easter story is that for it to work as a joyous occasion you have to accept two stories. Firstly the death of Jesus, something physical with which people can easily identify, and then the resurrection of Jesus, understanding of which requires faith. Without faith, the events speak of failure, with faith, they speak of triumph.
James Montgomery Boice, one of the church’s master communicators, here explains the drama, purpose and events surrounding Easter – so that more can see the two stories interplay, so that more can see the occasion as one of spiritual joy.

Retail:     $11.99
Our Price: $10.19


The Very First Easter by Paul Maier

The Very First Easter by Paul Maier

Publisher’s Description:

This book offers a historically accurate description of the events surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection through Scripture and beautiful artwork.
Ten-year-old Christopher wants to know the story behind the story and learns important details about this miraculous event that help him understand the season’s celebration. He also discovers his own special link to the very first Easter.

The award-winning team of Paul L. Maier and Francisco Ordaz work together again to bring children a vivid picture of Jesus’ last days on Earth. The Very First Easter makes a wonderful gift children, families, and friends. Recommended for ages 9 to 12.

Retail:     $7.99
Our Price: $6.79


The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Hunt

The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Hunt

Publisher’s Description:

Featuring the wonderful illustrations of Tim Jonke, this best-selling children’s book tells the Easter story from a new and unusual point of view. Three trees on a mountain dream of what they wanted to become when they grew up. One wants to be a treasure chest, another an ocean-going boat, and the third a signpost to God. Their wishes come true in a way they never expected. Children will be deeply touched as they understand, perhaps for the first time, the significance of Christ’s life and his atoning sacrifice on the cross. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Retail:     $14.99 (Hardback)
Our Price: $12.74


Legend of the Easter Egg by Lori Walburg

Legend of the Easter Egg by Lori Walburg

Publisher’s Description:

In The Legend of the Easter Egg, young Thomas learns the deeper meaning behind Easter eggs and the Easter story itself.
One April morning, a boy and his older sister go outside to gather eggs. “Let’s pretend we’re hunting Easter eggs!” Lucy says. “What are Easter eggs?” Thomas wonders. Later, when Lucy falls sick, Thomas goes to stay with John and Mary Sonneman at their candy store. But all the candy he could desire does not cure Thomas’s aching heart. Only when Mary Sonneman shares with him the story of Easter does he understand the hope he has–and what he can do about his sister’s illness.

Featuring the beloved setting and characters from the best-selling Legend of the Candy Cane, this moving story takes us deeper into the mystery of Christianity. Dramatic illustrations by James Bernardin underscore the chilling fear of separation and death–and the dazzling joy of reunion and new life. Recommended for ages 4 to 8.

Retail:     $16.99 (Hardback)
Our Price: $14.44


Benjamin’s Box by Melody Carlson

Benjamin's Box by Melody Carlson

The Story of the Resurrection Eggs

From the Publisher:

What are the treasures in Benjamin’s Box? Come along with Benjamin and see. Like all boys and girls, Benjamin is very, very curious. When Jesus comes to Jerusalem, Benjamin decides to follow him and find out who he really is. At first, Benjamin thinks Jesus is a teacher, then a king. At last, he learns the good news—news that every child (and grown-up!) will want to share. Can be used in conjunction with Resurrection Eggs from Family Life!

Retail:     $7.99
Our Price: $6.79