Celebrate the season with Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley, and the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Futureand discover how the greatest Christmas classic was based on the greastest story ever told.
With styling that reminds you of a glass of your favorite eggnog, this gift book richly and festively captures the true heart of Christmas the birth of Christ and His bringing of the Good News. Cream pages accented by rich red and black flourishes. A rich collection of Scripture, poetry, song, and thought-provoking quotes.
""Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world "" (John 1:29) No work of modern literature can usher you so powerfully and intimately into the Savior's heart like "The Day I Was Crucified." Master storyteller, Gene Edwards (author of Divine Romance) recounts the harrowing scene of Calvary as if the crucifixion narrative was being told by Jesus Himself. In this book, you will... Encounter the depths of God's unfathomable love as you walk side by side with Jesus during His final moments on Earth. Live in new levels of thankfulness as you come face to face with the full measure of what Jesus carried to the Cross on your behalf. Take an unforgettable journey, where the heartache of the Cross and v ... more
Commercialism and kitsch have overshadowed the way the West celebrates Christ's birth. McKinley and Seay seek to counteract these cultural inroads by establishing vigorous traditions more in keeping with God's original intent—spending less, giving more, worshiping fully, and loving all. Christmas will change the world when you give what matters most—yourself! 160 pages, softcover from Zondervan with four session discussion guide.
As Little Cub and her family prepare to celebrate the most special day of the year, the curious young polar bear begins to wonder…
"Who invented Christmas?
Mama's answer only leads to more questions like "Is God more important than Santa? So she and Little Cub head off on a polar expedition to find God and to see how he gave them Christmas. Along the way, they find signs that God is at work all around them. Through Mama's gentle guidance, Little Cub learns about the very first Christmas and discovers that…
Jesus is the best present of all.
This enchanting tale provides the perfect opportunity to help young children celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and to discover how very much God loves them.
A simple retelling of the Easter story, this small and affordable format paperback, The First Easter Ever is sure to be popular with young readers. Using the vibrant and popular artwork of Dennis Jones, families can share this timeless story of God s promise of everlasting love each Easter season."
This is an updated edition of a book written by Missionary and evangelist Roy Hession in 1950 in which he profiles the nature of religious revival and lays out the prerequisites and consequences of the activity of God in the heart of the hungry seeker.
In this beautifully minimalist book, Trevor Hudson focuses on 40 single words one for each day of the season of Lent. Each brief meditation pairs the word for the day with a scripture verse, brief insight, and a thought or action for the day. Each pause for Lent will refresh and challenge readers.
Take your family on a fun-filled journey to the manger this Christmas season Learn more about Bible characters related to the Nativity and help teach your children about the true meaning of Christmas. Dive into each day of Advent with devotions and activities that will engage the entire family. Packed full of fun activities, "Journey to the Manger Advent Calendar" includes an Advent poster, Bible character stickers, readings, kids' puzzles, and more
Follow the events of Jesus birth as you read this lovely picture book written by Max Lucado with Randy Frazee and Karen Hill and illustrated by Fausto. The Christmas Story for Children tells readers about the birth of a special baby whose story is filled with love for us all. Young readers as well as their parents will appreciate the beautiful words and artwork that convey the message that we are loved and cherished. A holiday companion book to the award-winning and bestselling The Story for Children."
This joyful and reverent book was originally written for second graders to use in their Christmas program. The graceful couplets follow the letters of the alphabet and tell the story of the Nativity by introducing young readers to the events, people, and places associated with the birth of Jesus. The richly textured illustrations by acclaimed artist Elisa Kleven are mixed-media collages of watercolors, cut paper, and fine lines that depict the story in a folk-art style. Recommended for ages 4 to 7 years.
A simple retelling of the Christmas story, from the angel s visit to Mary to the shepherds joyful praise of the new born Baby, this small format paperback, The First Christmas Ever is sure to be popular with young readers. Using the vibrant and popular artwork of Dennis Jones, families can share this timeless story of God s love each holiday season."
The lectionary readings for the Lenten season offer a rich source of information and affirmation on our role as baptized disciples of Christ. "Change Our Hearts" uses these lectionary texts as a springboard to reflections on the meaning of our baptism and its implications for lifelong ministry. It celebrates the richness of our Catholic liturgy and tradition, encouraging readers to use the Lenten season as an opportunity to immerse themselves in thoughtful prayer, reflection, and practice. Each day features the lectionary citations for that day, a reflection on an aspect of the readings, and a closing prayer or practice. It emphasizes the major themes of Lent-- fasting, prayer, almsgiving, conversion, discipleship-- ... more
Waiting Here for You helps us anticipate rather than dread the busy season of Advent and Christmas.
Life is full of waiting we can t escape it. We find ourselves in the middle of it every day waiting on a prognosis to be given a verdict to be reached a promotion to be announced. And in these seasons of waiting that anxiety, desperation and hopelessness creep in.
Waiting Here For You takes us through the advent the season of waiting. In it we see the story of the coming of Jesus. It teaches us that waiting is the means God often uses to carry his plans in our lives. And it brings us back to the truth that our waiting is never wasted when we are waiting on God.
Join pastor and author Louie Giglio and take hold ... more
There is no more magical moment than when a newborn baby is laid in a mother's arms. What was for many months a dream and a mystery is now a miraculous new person at the threshold of a life filled with possibilities.
Through a tender, inspiring tale, "The Twelve Gifts of Birth" reveals the birthright inheritance that all children receive at this moment. Wise women, otherwise known as fairy godmothers, announce the twelve gifts in the form of blessings and show how to use them to enrich one's life.
This keepsake book encourages new parents to nurture and protect the wondrous qualities that have been bestowed on their tiny miracles. When shared with young children, this message helps form within them a strong foundatio ... more
The most popular children's Bible story series in the world Generations of Christian children have learned the Bible through the lively poems and colorful illustrations of Arch Books. Parents trust these much-loved books to teach their children Bible stories in a fun, memorable way. The Arch Books series of more than 75 titles is conveniently divided into 10 sections that include related stories for an organized journey through the Bible.
As you read this powerful booklet during the Lenten season, you will experience spiritual growth through interaction with Scripture from both the Old and New Testaments. The readings culminate in the Passion Week and Easter Sunday, and you will gain a greater understanding of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus as you examine critical passion narratives in the Gospels. Through your interaction with these Lenten readings, you will be a joyful witness of God's carefully orchestrated plan to redeem the world through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. These 40 devotions will allow you to gain a more complete perspective on your personal relationship with Jesus and the power of his work in your life today. Written by Dr. Ke ... more
Move beyond the typical "giving something up" and take a fresh look at Lent. Marcellino D'Ambrosio offers forty ideas, activities, and devotions designed to strengthen your spiritual life and help Catholics get the most out of Lent. Each idea is accompanied by a short reflection expanding its deeper spiritual meaning and a challenge to help you incorporate that idea in practical ways. Some of the forty ways are:
Get up earlier and spend your first fifteen minutes of the day thanking God for the gift of life and offering your day to him
Find a biography of a saint you like and read it during Lent
Pray each day for the intentions and health of the Holy Father
This favorite Christmas picture book is now available in a reduced size padded board book perfect for little hands with bright red foil on the cover to share the holiday cheer In the stable next to an inn, Kind Ox is just settling in for the night when Old Dog comes into the stable. Kind Ox makes room for Old Dog, who in turn makes room for Stray Cat, who then makes room for Small Mouse--and each time, the larger animal says to the small, "There's always room for a little one here." Finally, Tired Donkey comes by, carrying Joseph and Mary, who asks "Where will my child be born?" Kind Ox replies, "There is always room for a little one here." And so, Jesus is born in the stable with the animals all around Him. more
Loyal readers are drawn to Ideals magazine for its celebration of life's most treasured moments. Now in its seventh decade of publication, this holiday favorite continues to bring inspiration to readers.
The Easter issue includes heartwarming text, alongside beautiful, full-color photographs and fine art reproductions. Essays and poetry from writers such as Pamela Kennedy and Eileen Spinelli tap into the joy and hope of this bright season. The original Easter story is told through Bible passages accompanied by fine art. Kennedy also explores the history of a classic Easter hymn, which is presented alongside sheet music and the song's lyrics. Family Recipes, a reader f ... more
Introduce little ones to a beloved story in The Legend of the Candy Cane board book edition. Adapted from the picture book illustrated by New York Times bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey, the youngest child can now discover an inspiring story of hope that reveals the Christian symbolism of a favorite Christmas candy the candy cane."
Though Easter (like Christmas) is often trivialized by the culture at large, it is still the high point of the religious calendar for millions of people around the world. And for most of them, there can be no Easter without Lent, the season that leads up to it. A time for self-denial, soul-searching, and spiritual preparation, Lent is traditionally observed by daily reading and reflection. Hence this new collection, which promises to satisfy the growing hunger for meaningful and accessible devotions.