The fascinating stories and origins behind Christmas traditions such as the colors of red and green, the Christmas tree, caroling, nativity scenes, the Yule log, gift-giving, stockings, advent wreaths, mistletoe, and holly.
The cheer of a crackling hearth fire. Colorful cards from friends and loved ones. An evergreen tree festooned with ornaments.
The golden traditions of Christmas — gifts, wreaths, stockings, carols, mistletoe, and more — infuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And, in ways you may not realize, they point us to the birth of Christ.
Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas reveals the people, places, and events that shaped the best-loved cu ... more
Bestselling author Tim LaHaye is a nationally recognized Bible teacher who wants each reader to know that the Bible was written for them — they need not rely on scholars and teachers to interpret it. In this 30th anniversary edition of his bestselling How to Study the Bible for Yourself(more than 850,000 copies sold) readers will discover how to:
locate the Bible's major principles, promises, and commands
understand key verses and themes
achieve an enriching, lifelong habit of Bible study
LaHaye's practical and inspiring method of study will open up the joy, wisdom, and excitement of the Bible to those who have been studying for years or anyone beginning to explore the wonders of God' ... more
The ADVENTure of Christmas is a guide for moms concerned that their children are losing sight of Jesus in the midst of the distractions the holiday season brings. Lisa Whelchel was such a mom, but instead of abandoning the traditions of Christmas she rediscovered their original meanings, which were intended to remind people of God's unfathomable gift. Hanging lights on the house, wrapping gifts, and decorating the tree have become opportunities to teach her children about how they relate to Jesus' birth. With The ADVENTure of Christmas, mothers can redeem what's been lost from the very symbols that are gentle reminders of the true meaning of Christmas.
What ancient mysteries lurk behind the amazing stories in the Dragons in our Midst series? Eye of the Oracle takes the reader back in time to the days when dragons abounded. From the era just before Noah's ark, through the battles between dragons and mank
Make your family's Christmas season truly something to remember this year with a collection of easy, fun, faith-building activities for the entire family! Created for and tested by today's busy families of all shapes and sizes, these activities will create family memories while More...passing on the Faith from generation to generation. Each craft, prayer, recipe, and project sets up in minutes with simple, handy materials and offers hassle-free clean-up. Savor the real meaning of Christmas with the ideal hands-on, teachable faith moments that every family can enjoy No technical expertise required!
During his academic years, Lee Strobel became convinced that God was outmoded, a belief that colored his ensuing career as an award-winning journalist at the Chicago Tribune. Science had made the idea of a Creator irrelevant - or so Strobel thought.
But today, science is pointing in a different direction. In recent years, a diverse and impressive body of research has increasingly supported the conclusion that the universe was intelligently designed. At the same time, Darwinism has faltered in the face of concrete facts and hard reason.
Has science discovered God? At the very least, it's giving faith an immense boost as new findings emerge about the incredible complexity of our universe. Join Strobel as he re-ex ... more
Before the dawn of time a plan was made... a plan to save and a plan to love, a plan to rescue and a plan to send. One after the other people were sent to be where they needed to be. In the distance wise men ride camels through the desert. A star glimmers in the night sky. They have a long way to go and many months of travel ahead of them. Some sheherds stand guard over their flock of sheep as a young couple struggle the last few miles of a tiring journey desperate for shelter and a place to sleep. All have been sent to one place for one event that will change the world forever. The one and only saviour of the world will be born that night in a stable, in a little country called Israel in a little town called Bethlehem. ... more
Bill and Gloria Gaither and their Homecoming Friends share the joy of Christmas with the people of South Africa.
Journey half-way around the world to bring the Good News of Christ's birth with the Gaithers. Traditional Christmas songs are joined with new favorites in this one-of-a-kind Christmas DVD.
Highlighted artists include Anthony Burger, The Isaacs, Ivan Parker, Jeff & Sheri Easter, the African Children's Choir and Kim Hopper. DVD includes special Christmas narrations by Gloria Gaither and extended bonus footage.
Join Bill & Gloria Gaither for an unforgettable Christmas celebration captured live in the heart of South Africa! Throughout this special event, you'll celebrate the joy of the season with plenty of great music from the Homecoming friends. Plus, you'll witness Operation Christmas Child at work as Franklin Graham, along with Bill and Gloria, help deliver some special gifts to some wonderful new friends.
Bill and Gloria Gaither and their Homecoming Friends share the joy of Christmas with the people of South Africa as they journey half-way around the world to bring the Good News of Christ's birth. Traditional Christmas songs are joined with new favorites in this one-of-a-kind Christmas CD.