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Number of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 2003
|Dimensions: 7.13 X 5 (inches)|
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The cheer of a crackling hearth fire. Colorful cards from friends and loved ones. An evergreen tree festooned with ornaments. The golden traditions of Christmasgifts, wreaths, stockings, carols, mistletoe, and moreinfuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And, in ways you may not realize, they point us to the birth of Christ. Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas reveals the people, places, and events that shaped the best-loved customs of this merriest of holidays. Here are spiritual insights, true-life tales, and captivating legends to intrigue you and your family and bring new luster and depth to your celebration of Jesus birth. Discover how • after eighteen centuries of all but ignoring the event, churches began to open the door for believers to commemorate Jesus incarnation. • the evergreen tree, once a central theme in the worship practices of pagan cultures, came to represent the everlasting love of God. • the magis three giftsgold, frankincense, and myrrhare filled with spiritual symbolism. The traditions of Christmas lend beauty, awe, and hope to the holiday, causing people all over the world to anticipate it with joy. The stories in this book will warm your heart as you rediscover the true and eternal significance of Christmas.
Ace Collins is the writer of more than sixty books, including several bestsellers: Stories behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, Stories behind the Great Traditions of Christmas, The Cathedrals, and Lassie: A Dogs Life. Based in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, He continues to publish several new titles each year, including a series of novels, the first of which is Farraday Road. Ace has appeared on scores of television shows, including CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and Entertainment Tonight.
Wessam4 Stars Out Of 5For KnowingDecember 28, 2014WessamQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5it is really a great book for thise who want to know the reality stories and meanings behind Christmas. Merry Christmas all :)
Lakeside Church5 Stars Out Of 5January 2, 2009Lakeside ChurchWonderful, a must for those planning carols to gain those facts and stories that take the song beyond notes and chords.