The Christmas Quilt

The Christmas Quilt

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by Thomas J. Davis
     
 

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A book of love, hope, and warmth, The Christmas Quilt is about home, about roots, and about "one small snowflake following another, settling on the ground soft like a kiss from heaven, covering Smoky Hollow like a blanket of grace that shines white with goodness."

Reminiscent of Lee Smith's Oral History or of Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann

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A book of love, hope, and warmth, The Christmas Quilt is about home, about roots, and about "one small snowflake following another, settling on the ground soft like a kiss from heaven, covering Smoky Hollow like a blanket of grace that shines white with goodness."

Reminiscent of Lee Smith's Oral History or of Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns for its intimate portrayal of mountain life in an earlier day, The Christmas Quilt is a compelling and tender account of seven months in the lives of the members of a family in the mountains of north Georgia. It will endear you not only to its storyline, but to the pictures it paints of Sunday dinners, of picking blackberries, of running train tracks, of a revival meeting, and of Granny creating a quilt for her long-absent son.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595548269
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
08/24/2008
Sales rank:
1,247,433
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas J. Davis is professor and chair of religious studies at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. He is the author of The Christmas Quilt, John Calvin, and other books, and the managing editor of Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation. He lives with his family in Danville, Indiana.

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Christmas Quilt 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mom loved making quilts, so when a friend gave me the book to read I knew as soon as I read the title I was hooked, I didn't realize how much I would enjoy it, I could not lay the book down without hurrying to get back to it. I live and grew up in the north Georgia mountains, some parts of the book was as though I was reading my story in the mountains.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story made me feel like I was talking with my grandmother, mother and aunt again. The story is fresh and the message crystal clear. Life is all about family, love and forgiveness. I highly recommend this book to people of all ages!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was such an enjoyable read I couldn't put it down. Finished it in one night. This would make a great gift, and is a book that one would read over and over again.