* Looking for simplicity and inspiration during this crazy time of year? Take a break for a good laugh---and some "commonsense" perspective---from former presidential candidate and pastor Mike Huckabee! You'll cherish these uplifting stories based on his memories of childhood holidays in Arkansas and his experiences as a husband, father, and politician. 240 pages, softcover from Sentinel.
"Every Christmas, I still think about that guitar and the sacrifice it represented. And I hope I dont forget to think about the greatest sacrifice of all, Gods gift of Himself."
Christmas has become synonymous with shopping, overindulging, competition, and stress. But according to Mike Huckabee (who was a pastor before getting into politics), that was never Gods intention. Going back to the Nativity, Christmas is supposed to be about simple things: faith, love, family, and hope. The hard part, in todays crazy world, is remembering that those simple things are the most precious of all.
Now Huckabee recounts twelve Christmas memoriesoften funny, sometimes deeply movingthat range from his childhood in Arkansas to his years as a young husband and father to his time as a governor and then a presidential candidate. These true stories will help you smile, take a deep breath, and maybe slow down your own holiday treadmill.
If youre looking for a little clarity, sanity, and inspiration at this insane time of year, youre sure to enjoy A Simple Christmas.
MIKE HUCKABEE hosts the popular talk show Huckabee on Fox News Channel and The Mike Huckabee Show each weekday on Cumulus Radio and presents "The Huckabee Report" commentary three times daily on six hundred radio stations. He served as lieutenant governor of Arkansas from 1993 to 1996 and as governor from 1996 to 2007. During the 2008 presidential race he came in second place for the Republican nomination. His previous books include the New York Times bestsellers Do the Right Thing, A Simple Christmas, and A Simple Government. He and his wife of thirty-eight years, Janet, have three grown children and three dogs.
"There is no doubt readers will readily relate to the emphasis and stories included because they are so down to earth and similar to many peoples Christmas experiences…It is an easy but very enjoyable read."
Ed Spann, former dean, Dallas Baptist University
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