Overview

Christmas whispers of wistful longings and warm family celebrations—the Savior has come. But the story isn’t finished. "Peace on earth and goodwill toward men" will only be a wish and a vision until the Prince of Peace finally rules our world. The lights, the singing, the gift giving, and the joy foreshadow an eternal morning together in His presence. Through her artwork, her creative retelling of the Nativity, and her tender reflections of the Christmas season, Joni Eareckson Tada invites the reader to consider ...
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A Christmas Longing

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Christmas whispers of wistful longings and warm family celebrations—the Savior has come. But the story isn’t finished. "Peace on earth and goodwill toward men" will only be a wish and a vision until the Prince of Peace finally rules our world. The lights, the singing, the gift giving, and the joy foreshadow an eternal morning together in His presence. Through her artwork, her creative retelling of the Nativity, and her tender reflections of the Christmas season, Joni Eareckson Tada invites the reader to consider anew the Son of God, who is the wellspring of every joy, the fulfillment of every longing.

Take time this Christmas season to step outside the clamor and excitement. Visit the stable and ask God to speak to you in the quiet and serenity and stillness... Never stop believing that He will fulfill His promise to live among us in unveiled majesty and splendor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307563859
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/23/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • File size: 11 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
The First Advent
An Awakened Longing 10
The Scent of Heaven 12
A Christmas Look 14
Christmas Billboards 16
How Can This Be? 18
A Plan Behind the Pain 20
The Stable 22
Silent Night 24
In the Bleak Mid-Winter 26
The Magnificat 27
The Greatest Miracle 28
The Day After 30
Simeon's Message 32
Anna 34
Mary's Song 36
Christmas Today
What Our Longings Reveal 38
Create Your Christmas Spirit 40
It's Christmas! Rejoice! 42
The Christmas Pageant 44
In from the Cold 46
O Little Town of Bethlehem 48
Give Yourself 50
Christmas Decorations 52
The Life of a Child 54
Celebrate Simplicity 56
Outside In 58
White as Snow 60
A Quiet Place 62
I Wonder as I Wander 65
Songing for...
His Second Advent 66
Maranatha! Come Lord! 68
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus 71
O Come, Emmanuel 72
Firm in the Faith 74
Peace on Earth 76
The Promise 78
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