Author: Richard Paul Evans
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A heartwarming and inspirational Christmas novel in the tradition of The Christmas Box, Grace, The Gift, and Finding Noel. The New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Box and The Walk series returns with a holiday novel of hope, love, and redemption. Dear Reader, When I was in seventh grade, my English teacher, Mrs. Johnson, gave our class the intriguing (if somewhat macabre) assignment of writing our own obituaries. Oddly, I don't remember much of what I wrote about my life, but I do remember how I died: in first place on the final lap of the Daytona 500. At the time, I hadn't considered writing as an occupation, a field with a remarkably low on-the-job casualty rate. What intrigues me most about Mrs. Johnson's assignment is the opportunity she gave us to confront our own legacy. How do we want to be remembered? That question has motivated our species since the beginning of time: from building pyramids to putting our names on skyscrapers. As I began to write this book, I had two objectives: First, I wanted to explore what could happen if someone read their obituary before they died and saw, firsthand, what the world really thought of them. Their legacy. Second, I wanted to write a Christmas story of true redemption. One of my family's holiday traditions is to see a local production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. I don't know how many times I've seen it (perhaps a dozen), but it still thrills me to see the change that comes over Ebenezer Scrooge as he transforms from a dull, tight-fisted miser into a penitent, "giddy-as-aschoolboy" man with love in his heart. I always leave the show with a smile on my face and a resolve to be a better person. That's what I wanted to share with you, my dear readers, this Christmas -- a holiday tale to warm your season, your homes, and your hearts. Merry Christmas
Author: Eldon Johnson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Emma couldn’t wait to go to the King’s birthday party, but what should she bring? Emma couldn’t wait to go to the King’s birthday party, but what should she bring? Emma and her little dog Shu-Shu were thrilled to be invited to the King’s birthday party. But what do you get a King for his birthday? Emma and Shu-Shu have no gift, but they bring the Christmas cake they made with Mom and put on their Sunday best as they dash to the King’s carriage. And of course, Emma couldn’t go anywhere without her beloved Cherry-Bear. On the way, they have encounters that lead them to bestow their cake, winter-cape, and even Cherry-Bear, on others. Now they’re chilly, rumpled, and empty-handed—what will the King think? Emma frets, but when they finally meet the King at his palace, they discover they gave the King exactly what he wanted. Children and parents will be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas, and that the greatest gifts we can offer to the Savior are gifts to the least of his brothers and sisters (based on Matthew 25:40). Families will be able to go online and be directed to notable charities to give their own gift to the King. Children and parents will be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas, and that the greatest gifts we can offer to the Savior are gifts to the least of his brothers and sisters (based on Matthew 25:40). Families will be able to go online and be directed to notable charities to give their own gift to the King.
Author: David Graham
Publisher: Quirk Books
Here's a fact-filled portrait of how most people really experience Christmas--complete with tacky blinking lights, demented decorations, and the mess in the living room after all the presents are opened. Along the way, you'll discover plenty of strange statistics about shopping malls, Santa Claus, "video fireplaces," and much more. It's the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone naughty or nice!
Author: Ed J. Pinegar
When Jacob deciphers a coded entry in his grandfather's journal, he gathers his grandfather's closest family and friends and convinces them to participate in a ten-day experiment that will focus on his discovery, entitled "10 ways to capture the Christmas spirit". As they do, they discover how living more like the Savior can influence them daily. But can they overcome their personal challenges and embrace the true spirit of Christmas?
Author: Pete Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
The uplifting conclusion of The Christmas List, a heart-warming account of the power of encouragement and appreciation, is based on a true story that circulated on the Internet. A nun told her fourth-grade students to write their names on a piece of paper and then pass the paper to the next person, who was to write a sentence of appreciation about the person named at the top. When the exercise was done, each student had twenty-four comments of admiration and appreciation - one from each classmate. The Christmas List follows James Engler, who returns home to Iowa one Christmas, after his fiancee calls off their marriage, and discovers that his best childhood friend, Mike, has just been killed in the Gulf War. When Mike's parents reveal at a memorial service that Mike had carried his fourth-grade list with him, most of James's former classmates confess that they, too, kept their lists as a reminder, even in the worst of times, of their admirable traits and that they were appreciated. James also renews his acquaintance with his former classmate Sarah, who wrote on his list, "You are a great guy and some day I'm going to marry." And she does.
Author: Shirley Hailstock
Publisher: Shirley T. Hailstock
A freak accident changed the course of tennis player Allie Underwood’s life. Two years in recuperation, she’s finally back on her feet, but her plans of opening a tennis academy died with the accident. Then Allie encounters architect Peter Barrett who literally pulls the rug out from under her. Attempting to avoid him proves fruitless as he’s everywhere she turns. When he pulls her into his arms and passion flares between them, Allie’s future and her heart are in jeopardy. Patting himself on the back after gaining a lucrative contract, Peter Barrett is stunned when a teenage angel appears in his home-office and tells him she’s there to save his soul. He has to help another mortal by fulfilling her Christmas wishes. Peter has never had a happy Christmas. And the chosen woman stands in the way of his architectural plans. Will they learn the value of good will to men and open their hearts to love?
Author: Susan K. Leigh
While trying to make up her Christmas list, Emily learns about other kinds of lists and finally decides that all she wants for Christmas is for children everywhere to know about Jesus.
Author: C R Gibson Company
Publisher: C.R. Gibson Company
Includes Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 In F (Bach); Concerto In D (Telemann); Concerto In D (Torelli); and Concerto In E-Flat (Haydn).
Author: Dixie Jarchow
Publisher: Pelican Ventures Book Group
Mandy believes everything can be made better by making a list—including choosing a husband. Lists make everything clear and easy. Lists keep all the pluses and minuses of life in their own neat little columns with no room for surprises...and the key to happiness is structure and avoiding surprises. Max is a free spirit with a God-given gift for sculpture. If he’s ever made a list, it was by mistake. He insists the key to happiness is to let God take the reins of his life.When Max lands a huge project, and employs Mandy to handle his business’s accounting, she struggles to accept that God can keep all her checks in balance. This December, can Max learn that sometimes a little structure is a good thing? And can Mandy relax enough to enjoy the holidays and actually fall in love, or will she firmly stick to The Christmas List?
Author: Gregg Spiridellis
Little Trevor is determined to not leave ANYTHING off his Christmas list, so he carries it with him everywhere he goes… for the entire year! Trevor thinks of everything he could possibly want: Binocular glasses with night-vision mode! A rip-roaring go cart to tear down the road! A remote-controlled plane with a camera inside! An invisible robot that's easy to hide! Trevor’s list becomes so huge that it spills out of his house, down the street, through town and all the way to the post office. . . which happens to be closed for Christmas by the time Trevor is finally ready to send his list! Luckily Santa, with a little help from Trevor’s parents, knows just what to get him: a gift of friendship that reminds us all of the true meaning of Christmas.
Author: A. L. French
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
(A story about: What does Christmas mean to you?) A story to make persons of all ages, stop and think. It is Christmas Time and all children have a Christmas List. So does Peanut. Her list, however, is unique as her father is about to find out. Meet Sabine Clementine James, alias Peanut, a curious eight year old who makes it her business to find out all she can about the world in which she lives. She got the name Peanut when Daddy Max, her Grandfather named her as such because she was as small as a peanut when she was born. These are the adventures of a little girl, who, together with the reader will learn much about the world in which we all live.
Author: John F. Mancini
It’s hard being a middle child. It’s harder still around the holidays. And almost impossible when your big brother is Mr. Perfect. Until one day, you get an idea that will make things right—and put Mr. Perfect in his place.
Author: Herman Parish
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Mrs. Rogers asks Amelia Bedelia to do her Christmas shopping and Amelia Bedelia follows the list literally.
Author: Susan Meier
Shannon's Christmas Wish List 1. A gorgeous billionaire to buy her store…enter Rory Wallace—swoon! 2. The magic of Christmas…Rory and his little girl need to know that it still exists. 3. Willpower…because kissing Rory under the mistletoe would be a Very Bad Idea. Shannon Raleigh can't believe that both Rory Wallace and his little girl dislike Christmas so much and she's determined to make her favorite season as magical as possible! But working with handsome Rory every day proves challenging, because Shannon finds herself longing for Christmas kisses with the man she can never have….
Author: Louisa George
Best friends…to parents? Nurse Georgie Taylor has just one thing on her Christmas list: a baby! But she never expected her best friend, broodingly handsome Dr. Liam MacAllister, to offer to be the father… Liam's heart has always been strictly off-limits—a baby is the last thing on his Christmas list! But he'll do anything to make Georgie happy, and seeing her pregnant with their miracle baby ignites feelings that he just can't ignore…feelings that could destroy a beautiful friendship—or result in so much more!