When Pastor Rick Warren was young, his family celebrated Christmas with a birthday party for Jesus. Now the author of The Purpose-Driven Life shares the "reason for the season" with all who hunger for meaning. Learn to identify and confront the "peace-robbers" in your life---and embrace the unshakable hope of Christ's birth!
"Christmas is the celebration of an invasion when God came to earth 2,000 years ago, and the world has never been the same since, said Warren. "It is a time for celebration – ‘don't be afraid for I bring you good news of great joy;' salvation - ‘for unto you is born a Savior;' and reconciliation - ‘peace on earth, good will toward men.'
"Christmas is also a time of coming toget ... more
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 family favorite and time-honored Christmas tradition. Loyal readers are drawn to Ideals magazine for its celebration of life's most treasured moments. This, the 69th year for the annual Christmas issue, will be no exception to the legacy of providing inspiration and comfort for readers. The Christmas issue, always a reminder of the true heart of Christmas, includes heartwarming poetry and prose. Beautiful, full-color photographs and fine art reproductions accompany these carefully selected pieces. Longtime Ideals contributor Pamela Kennedy shares holiday memories and family traditions poet Eileen Spinelli taps into the charm of the yuletide and the original Christmas story is told through Bible passages accompanied ... 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.
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
Mary Engelbreit's Peace on Earth: A Christmas Collection rings in the holiday with classic Christmas carols, the story of Jesus' birth, and beloved poems that celebrate the season with her beloved and engaging illustrations.
In this widely popular, exciting story for the advent season, readers follow ten-year-old Jotham across Israel as he searches for his family. Though he faces thieves, robbers, and kidnappers, Jotham also encounters the wise men, shepherds, and innkeepers until at last he finds his way to the Savior born in Bethlehem.