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The Spirit of Christmas: With a Foreword by Debbie Macomber [NOOK Book]

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A heartwarming collection of true stories that will inspire, entertain, and get everyone into the spirit of Christmas

At Christmastime, it’s hard not to get caught up in the shopping, the decorating, the party planning and the family drama—and too we often to lose sight of the true meaning of the season.  But sometimes, though God’s grace or a simple twist of fate, ...
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The Spirit of Christmas: With a Foreword by Debbie Macomber

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Overview


A heartwarming collection of true stories that will inspire, entertain, and get everyone into the spirit of Christmas

At Christmastime, it’s hard not to get caught up in the shopping, the decorating, the party planning and the family drama—and too we often to lose sight of the true meaning of the season.  But sometimes, though God’s grace or a simple twist of fate, we’re able to step back and understand what the holiday is truly about.

The Spirit of Christmas is an inspiring collection of true stories from real-life people who have experienced such moments where the meaning of the season becomes clear and touches their hearts.  A man mailing gifts at the post office witnesses a moving scene that changes his life forever.  An unhappy couple are drifting further apart…until a special Christmas gift allows them to renew their love and mend their fractured marriage.  And a father tries to keep the spirit of Christmas alive for his son with a grand gesture--a gesture that will be remembered by his family and many others for years to come.

Filled with magic, wonder and deep meaning, it’s impossible for these stories not to touch your heart—and fill you with The Spirit of Christmas.
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"Readers will enjoy this wonderful compilation that captures the Spirit of Christmas but is much more as the anthology is for all seasons since the authors capture the spirit of what makes us human." —Genre Go Round Reviews on The Spirit of Christmas

 

"I couldn’t even wear my reading glasses while I read this one. Too many tears.  If you’re tired of all the Christmas romances, try a little Christmas reality with The Spirit of Christmas." —Lesa's Book Critiques on The Spirit of Christmas

"A book full of hope, happiness, and holiday cheer. An excellent gift for anyone this season." —Christian Bookworm Reviews on Christmas Miracles

"An excellent book to read that gives hope, it tells story after story of God's goodness, healing and love." —The Raleigh Examiner on Chritmas Miracles

"Stuffed with short narratives that are certain to increase your faith and your joy...I encourage you to pick up a copy and share it with your family this season." —Title Trakk on Christmas Miracles

 

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429989558
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 83,926
  • File size: 343 KB

Meet the Author


CECIL MURPHEY is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN.  He has published 108 books and lectures widely.

MARLEY GIBSON has written several young adult novels for both Penguin Group and Houghton Mifflin.

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“I smiled all the way home, marveling at how I’d just been given the greatest Christmas gift of all. That extra dose of perspective reminded a too-busy family of what is most important in life. Until then I had been consumed with doing, doing, doing. ‘I don't have time for this,’ had always been my motto. Now, I'm still the same person, but I’ve learned that life is more than doing and rushing to the next project. This life is for enjoying and for loving. It wasn’t a lesson I wanted to learn, but it was certainly one I needed to grasp.”

—from THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
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  • Posted January 18, 2012

    Fill Your Heart with "The Christmas Spirit"

    I have a friend who has had a rough year this year. Her husband was diagnosed with life threatning illness involving many surgeries and treatments. As the holidays rolled around she told her adult kids that she didn't even think she could do Christmas.

    About that time, I began reading "The Spirit of Christmas." As soon as I read the first two stories, I sent the book to my friend. It is a lovely compilation of true stories that take place around Christmas time. These are not all thrillers, nor are they sob stories, just accounts of ordinary people living their day to day lives when the extraordinary steps in and blesses, reminding them of what Christmas is really all about.

    Christmas is NOT about the doing, but about the being, less about decorating and more about meditating. The Spirit of Christmas stories are full of gentle reminders.

    So if you or someone you care for is having a tough time around the holidays this year, I recommend taking a look at this lovely book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2012

    Wonderful Christmas Stories

    The Spirit of Christmas, by Cecil Murphy and Marley Gibson, is a collection of true stories, written by people who have experienced the real meaning of Christmas through circumstances that happened in their lives. These stories will touch your heart and linger in your mind. Many of these people have experienced their most memorable Christmas while being in the throes of very difficult times. We are reminded that Christmas isn't just the hustle and bustle of cooking, cleaning, and giving and receiving gifts. It is the season of hope, joy, and love, filling us with an appreciation for the Greatest Gift God has given.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

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    the authors capture the spirit of what makes us human

    This warm tender Christmas anthology contains forty-two- true short stories by contributors who mostly are not writers. The length of each entry is perfect with five pages being the average and none over ten. The editors open with their favorite Yuletide moments; as Cecil Murphey and his pregnant wife are alone at college until a professor invites them to dine and Marley Gibson describes her family love (and kitty humor) when her grieving mom cancels the holidays. After the editors set the mood, Dan Piper leaves readers teary-eyed and never looking at a can of tuna in the same way. Whether the writer takes you to a crowded post office (by Wayne Scheer), in Cocoa Beach (with Jean Matthew Hall) or an Irish pub in South Korea (Pamela Jo Floria), this is an inspiring collection filled with loving caring people who give time and more like the doll Joanne Y Gyrate's dad gave her. Readers will enjoy this wonderful compilation that captures the Spirit of Christmas but is much more as the anthology is for all seasons since the authors capture the spirit of what makes us human.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    From me just reading the bake of the book it sounds relly good

    From me just reading the bake of the book it sounds relly good

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