December 15, 2011 Leave a comment
Go to your nearest bookstore or go online and buy the book, The Spirit of Christmas, as soon as you can. Curl up in your favorite chair with a cup of hot tea and read this wonderful Christmas collection. Cecil “Cec” Murphey and Marley Gibson have collected forty-two precious true stories. The stories come from authors, teachers, ministers and others from all over the USA and South Africa.
The stories remove us from the rush of shopping, heavy traffic and a frantic schedule and take us to a place of love, warmth and the true spirit of Christmas. You will laugh. You will cry. You will turn page after page and not want to stop reading until you finish the book. Then you may want to read it again.
Cec Murphey wrote the first story, Alone and Broke at Christmas. What a beautiful surprise ending it has.
Get the tissue ready for such stories as Linda Gilden’s A Timely Surprise and Ada Brownell’s A Mysterious Christmas Gift.
You’ll laugh as you read The SPCA Christmas by Nancy Hoag. Many daughters do become like their moms.
And then there’s Twila Belk’s story, At Home with the Hoppes. Imagine opening your home at Christmas time to two adults, their five children, their family friend, and a forty-five pound cat-hating dog. However, you have a cat.
I could go on and on, but I’ll let you find out on your own about all the wonderful stories in the book.
Buy copies of this book for your family and friends. Donate a copy to your pastor, to your church library, to a Christian school in your area, to the nearest shelter and anywhere else you want. This book is a great gift.
The stories are a beautiful reminder that Christmas isn’t just about giving and receiving gifts. It is much more. Hope, love, sacrifice and gratitude are the best ingredients to get into the spirit of Christmas. You’ll find all these ingredients in The Spirit of Christmas.