Exploring the Joy of Christmas

Exploring the Joy of Christmas Author Phil Robertson
ISBN-10 9781621574941
Year 2015-11-23
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Regnery Publishing
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Miss Kay and Phil Robertson introduce readers to Duck Commander holiday traditions with this quintessential Christmas Field Guide! Savor a genuine feast of memories, mistletoe and misfires that Miss Kay and Phil have experienced over the years—including that Christmas Eve their house almost burned down. Discover: Redneck stocking stuffer ideas Lyrics to a dozen Christmas carols Miss Kay's Raging Cajun recipes The Robertsons' favorite Christmas movies with discussion questions The scripture text of the Christmas story A week of Christmas family devotions ...and so much more!

Exploring Advent with Luke

Exploring Advent with Luke Author Timothy Clayton
ISBN-10 9781594713569
Year 2012-09-10
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Ave Maria Press
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This creative exploration of Advent guides readers to rediscover the power of the events leading up to the birth of Christ. The four questions of Luke chapter 1, as posed by Zechariah, Mary, Elizabeth, and the people in the Temple, spur readers to personal reflection on disappointment, inadequacy, openness, and trust. In Exploring Advent with Luke: Four Questions for Spiritual Growth, Timothy Clayton deftly shows how Luke composed this first chapter of his gospel to deepen understanding of the birth of Jesus and how meditation on the four questions posed by its main characters can help resolve issues that hinder the joy of Christmas. Designed to be used on a weekly basis through Advent and during the Twelve Days of Christmas, this reflective guide is ideal for individual and small-group use. Clayton’s insight is reminiscent of Henri Nouwen or Thomas Merton and brings the story of Christ’s birth to life anew.

Joy of Christmas The

Joy of Christmas  The Author Melody Carlson
ISBN-10 9780800719753
Year 2010-10-01
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Revell
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A special edition collects three meaningful novel-length Christmas stories into a single hardcover book, including An Irish Christmas, The Christmas Dog and All I Have to Give.

Chicken Soup for the Soul The Joy of Christmas

Chicken Soup for the Soul  The Joy of Christmas Author Amy Newmark
ISBN-10 9781611599633
Year 2016-10-18
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Anyone who loves this joyous time of year will love these heartwarming and entertaining stories of family bonding, holiday hijinks, community spirit, and family and religious traditions. A fantastic holiday gift and a great way to start the season! Christmas is a merry and joyful time of year, full of family, friends, and traditions. You’ll delight in reading these 101 holiday tales of inspiration, love, and wonder. Many will make you laugh out loud; others will make you tear up a little. And all the stories are “Santa safe” so they can keep the magic alive for the whole family!

Exploring Buddhism

Exploring Buddhism Author Christmas Humphreys
ISBN-10 9780415526760
Year 2012-01-30
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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The Buddhist field of knowledge is now so vast that few can master all of it, and the study and application of its principles must be a matter of choice. One may choose the magnificent moral philosophy of Theravada, the oldest school, or the Zen training of Japan; or special themes such as the doctrine of No-self, the Mahayana emphasis on compassion or the universal law of Karma and Rebirth. But the intense self-discipline needed for true spiritual experience calls for specialization of subject and technique. In this reissue, first published in 1974, Christmas Humphreys takes us on a personal journey through Buddhism, offering insights into the many different paths, doctrines and approaches to Buddhism. This collection of twenty essays ranges from history to doctrine, and from the rise of Buddhism in the West through to the finer points of its everyday practice. It is a truly valuable piece of Western Buddhist literature and its reissue will be welcomed be scholars of Buddhism and interested laypeople alike.

Uncle Si the Christmas Elf

Uncle Si the Christmas Elf Author Si Robertson
ISBN-10 9781481418225
Year 2014-10-14
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Duck the halls! This ebook starring Uncle Si of Duck Dynasty® captures the true message of Christmas and makes for a perfect present—to either give or receive! Uncle Si plays the part of an elf in order to help Santa Claus to save one little boy’s Christmas. This humorous, heartwarming picture book is told in verse that’s true to Uncle Si’s unique way of spinning a tale.

Exploring Liturgical Seasons with Young Adolescents

Exploring Liturgical Seasons with Young Adolescents Author Roxane Kadrlik Chlachula
ISBN-10 9780884897293
Year 2008
Pages 103
Language en
Publisher Saint Mary's Press
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Leaders can now take young adolescents inside the meaning of the most prominent liturgical seasons. Through this resource of over 50 different activities, young adolescents will examine concrete symbols of some of the most beloved traditions of the Church alongside popular practices of today. Activities include Rearview Mirror Messages "Piece" Be with You Advent Wreath Blessing Watch While You Wait Dressed for Christ The Immaculate Conception of Mary Preparing for Christmas Journey to the Inns: Las Posadas Family Tree: Feast of the Family The Magi Return Press Conference Welcome to Mardi Gras Return to God The Interruption of the "Now"

Joy to the World

Joy to the World Author Scott Hahn
ISBN-10 9780804141130
Year 2014-10-21
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Image
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What could be more familiar than the Christmas story--and yet what could be more extraordinary? The cast of characters is strange and exotic: shepherds and magicians, an emperor and a despot, angels, and a baby who is Almighty God. The strangeness calls for an explanation, and this book provides it by examining the characters and the story in light of the biblical and historical context. Bestselling author Scott Hahn who has written extensively on Scripture and the early Church, brings evidence to light, dispelling some of the mystery of the story. Yet Christmas is made familiar all over again by showing it to be a family story. Christmas, as it appears in the New Testament, is the story of a father, a mother, and a child--their relationships, their interactions, their principles, their individual lives, and their common life. To see the life of this "earthly trinity" is to gaze into heaven.

Christmas Is Not Your Birthday

Christmas Is Not Your Birthday Author Mike Slaughter
ISBN-10 9781426748646
Year 2011-08-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Abingdon Press
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Every year, we say we’re going to cut back, simplify, and have a family Christmas that focuses on the real reason for the season—Jesus. But every year, advertisements beckon, the children plead, and it seems easier just to indulge our wants and whims. Overspending, overeating, materialism, and busyness rob us of our peace and joy and rob Jesus of his rightful role as the center of our celebration. This Christmas, cut through the hype that leaves you exhausted and broke at the end of the year. Instead, experience the peace of knowing that God is truly with us, the joy of giving sacrificially, and the love of a Savior who gave everything he had for us. In five short, engaging chapters, Pastor Mike Slaughter inspires readers to approach Christmas differently, and be transformed in the process.

Advent Conspiracy

Advent Conspiracy Author Rick McKinley
ISBN-10 9780310539162
Year 2009-09-22
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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"The story of Christ’s birth is a story of promise, hope, and a revolutionary love. So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a savior has somehow turned into a season of stress, traffic jams, and shopping lists. And when it’s all over, many of us are left with presents to return, looming debt that will take months to pay off, and this empty feeling of missed purpose. Is this really why we celebrate Christmas? What if Christmas became a world-changing event once again? [AC] Advent Conspiracy is an international movement restoring the scandal of Christmas by substituting compassion for consumption. For three years, Advent Conspiracy has been giving people hope that Christmas doesn’t have to be about credit cards, to-do lists and traffic jams. This four-session DVD study will introduce you to this revolution in compassion as you learn to: Worship Fully. It starts and ends with Jesus. It’s a season where love wins, peace reigns, and a king is celebrate. It’s the party of the year. Spend Less. Americans spend an average of $450 billion a year every Christmas. What if we all committed to buying just one less gift this year? Give More. God’s gift to us was a relationship built on love. Time is one of the more precious gifts we can give at Christmas, time to make love visible through relational giving. This Christmas, give presence to those you love. Love All. When Jesus loved, he loved in ways never imagined. By spending less at Christmas we have the opportunity to join him in giving resources to those who need them most. Nobody wants a Christmas worth forgetting. Welcome to the Advent Conspiracy."

Journey to the Manger

Journey to the Manger Author Paula Gooder
ISBN-10 9781506418889
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Fortress Press
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Journey to the Manger explores the New Testament’s various accounts of the birth of Jesus: their origins in Old Testament prophecies, the genealogies, the angelic announcements, the journeys and arrivals, and the aftermath of Jesus’ birth for the powerful and the poor alike. Engaging seriously with biblical and historical criticism, Paula Gooder uncovers key similarities running through the Gospel writers’ accounts and focuses on their shared understanding of the significant events they describe. Her detailed exploration of the texts is a gold mine for preaching and teaching, and will breathe new life into the familiar Christmas stories heard year after year in churches, hymn sings, and nativity plays. Devotional reflections and discussion questions also make this ideal for personal and group study. Rooted in the conviction that greater understanding of the Bible leads to deeper discipleship, this is an essential resource for preachers, teachers, and study group leaders, as well as those who simply wish to get to know the Bible better.

A Different Kind of Christmas

A Different Kind of Christmas Author Mike Slaughter
ISBN-10 9781426764745
Year 2012-09-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Abingdon Press
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Every year, we say we’re going to cut back, simplify, and have a family Christmas that focuses on the real reason for the season—Jesus. But every year, advertisements beckon, the children plead, and it seems easier just to indulge our wants and whims. Overspending, overeating, materialism, and busyness rob us of our peace and joy and rob Jesus of his rightful role as the center of our celebration. This book of devotional readings is designed to draw your entire family into closer fellowship with God as you respond to this Christmas season and the call of God to live generously all year around. The devotional includes thirty short readings, Scripture, prayer, and stories about helping others at Christmas. A Different Kind of Christmas: Devotional Readings for the Season is a great gift idea for family, friends, teachers, and ministry leaders.