Yes, the posting schedule says that today is Monday (aka Food Day) not Friday (aka Book Day.) However, I had to jump on this review! December 1 is just around the corner, and you're definitely going to want to rush out to your closest bookstore to pick up this book!
Title: Everything Christmas
Author: David Borden & Tom Winters
Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah
Retail Price: $14.99
Summary from Publisher's Website:
"Everything Christmas brings all the best ideas for the holiday season together in one volume. In this book, you’ll find your favorite classic Christmas stories and a few new ones destined to join them. You’ll discover the most delectable holiday recipes, enjoy the words to treasured hymns and carols, be encouraged by inspirational Christmas poems, and find renewed joy in the Nativity story. From decoration ideas to Christmas trivia and humor – it’s all here!"
I have to whole heartedly agree! "It's all here" is the perfect description for Everything Christmas. Starting on December 1 you will have readings, recipes, crafts, and more to entertain and enlighten your family from grandparents down to grandchildren. But don't worry - it will be perfect even if you start on December 5! The book itself is gorgeous! The subtle colors on the heavy weight pages make this book feel much more decadent than the price suggests. It is a beautiful gift book ready for a place in your holiday traditions. I thoroughly enjoy the mix of information: traditions explained, trivia and historical facts, carols and quotations shared for daily enjoyment, stories to expand on the meaning of the season, recipes to fill your belly, and more. You'll come across the significant and the entertaining as you read through the chapters daily. My mind is running wild with ideas on how this book will play a role in the coming month. (The crafty side of me wants to use several quotes on Christmas cards and in holiday letters!) Though quoted scripture doesn't appear in each chapter it does appear heavily, and it is very clear that as the saying goes, "Jesus is the Reason for the Season." I appreciate this in today's society of materialism. For example, December 9 does not include a scripture reading but it does highlight a writing from Martin Luther, information on Advent traditions, Silent Night, and more. Everything Christmas is a treasure!
Be sure to check out the samples and goodies at the publisher's linked website above!
Rating: 5 Stars! Not only will this book be highly recommended to friends and family, it will also be used year after year in our family Advent tradition. I'll probably pick up a copy or two for a gift as well!
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.