Merrilee Boyack is a crazed woman who loves eating out and taking naps when she can. She is an estate-planning attorney who conducts her law practice from home. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in business management—finance, and from University of Santa Clara Law School. Merrilee is also a professional lecturer, featured for many years at BYU Education Week, and a published author. Her interests include reading, camping, talking, eating, and helping children in Africa. She’s now a pesco-vegetarian and is having to relearn how to cook! She is the author of several books and talks, including The Parenting Breakthrough, Strangling Your Husband Is Not an Option; Toss the Guilt and Catch the Joy; and her most recent, In Trying Times, Just Keep Trying. Merrilee and her husband, Steve, reside in Poway, California, and have four sons, one grandson, and a granddaughter on the way!
12 Gifts for Christ: Traditions, Activities, and Devotionals for a Christ-Centered Christmasby Merrilee Boyack
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Christmas is a time for celebrating the birth of Christ and a time for giving. In the middle of this busy season, it is easy to forget the very reason why we celebrate. The first Christmas began with gifts of light and gold. This Christmas, ask: What gifts can I give to Him?
In the 12 Gifts for Christ, author Merrilee Boyack suggests ways we can give to the Savior, including having gratitude, sharing through service, and loving others. With examples of these gifts shared through personal stories, scriptures, activities, and family home evening lessons, she suggests presenting those gifts to Christ in letters placed in stockings or brightly wrapped boxes. Following the ideas of this book will truly add joy to the spirit in our hearts and homes during Christmas!
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What do you get the person who really does have it all? Merrilee Boyack's 12 Gifts for Christ is the gift idea book for just such a purpose. Yes, the ideas are simple gospel principles--living the commandments--but in all their simplicity, these ideas are perfect for the occasion.
In this book, Merrilee Boyack gives you twelve different things to give to Christ. I love this! I've often heard, "What can I give to Christ?" And then my mind goes blank and I have no idea. But Merrilee helps you with that. She gives you great ideas! With each of the twelve gifts, she tells a personal story, shares quotes from prophets, apostles, and other authors, and then things you can do. This is my favorite part - she has what you can study in your scriptures personally, family devotionals, Family Home Evening ideas, and Christmas ideas for each gift! I love that she gives you the option to use this book how you want. You can do a FHE activity each month all year long that is centered on Christ. You can use it for the month of December. And you can use it for personal study. If you are looking for family traditions or ways to come closer to Christ, this is definitely a book you need! I love her ideas and especially how they can be used in families with children of all ages.
Every year at Christmastime with think about getting gifts for family and friends...but have we ever thought about what gifts we can give to Christ? This book shares 12 gift ideas we can give to Christ. Each chapter is a different gift and comes with a brief introduction to that gift... AND THEN you have been given, as a gift from the author, ideas for Personal Scripture Study, ideas for Family Devotionals, ideas for Family Home Evenings (includes songs, stories, games, and activities), and ideas for Just For Christmastime to help you implement that gift! An AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL book! So go ahead...choose a gift to give to Christ this year: *The Gift of Personal Knowledge *The Gift of Gratitude *The Gift of Remembrance *The Gift of Repentance *The Gift of Obedience *The Gift of Emulation *The Gift of Charity *The Gift of Forgiveness *The Gift of Faithfulness *The Gift of Love *The Gift of a Healing Balm *The Gift of Joy