The Spirit of Christmas: With a Foreword by Debbie Macomber

The Spirit of Christmas: With a Foreword by Debbie Macomber

by Cecil Murphey, Marley Gibson
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The Spirit of Christmas: With a Foreword by Debbie Macomber by Cecil Murphey, Marley Gibson

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, through 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312645014
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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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Spirit of Christmas: With a Foreword by Debbie Macomber 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Gottatellgail More than 1 year ago
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.
Susanosb More than 1 year ago
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.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
From me just reading the bake of the book it sounds relly good
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