A new Christmas tradition at our home has beguna cup of tea, a cozy corner, and a daily reading from When God Calls the Heart at Christmas. The short devotions in this book warm my heart. The verses and questions help me pause and reflect on what really matters as we celebrate the most important time of the year. Being a Heartie makes each entry (and the recipes!) feel like a special delight as I connect with other Hearties around the world. I hope this sweet book becomes a new Christmas tradition for you too.
- Robin Jones Gunn, author of ninety books, including the novels that inspired the Father Christmas movies on Hallmark Movies & Mystery channel
When God Calls the Heart at Christmas is a homecoming, a healing spot for rest when you need a reprieve from a world that shouts "Run! Worry! Doubt!" It offers a gentler version of the Christmas season by giving us permission to relax, to enjoy each other, and to take quiet time to wonder at the miracle of the Christ child. You will be blessed by this book!
- Kay Moser, novelist, author of the Aspiring Hearts Series
I am a big fan of Brian Bird and Michelle Cox. Ive known them for many years and have always looked forward to watching or reading what comes out of their creative minds. Now they join forces in a spectacular way by bringing us into the center of Christmas with stories that will bring joy-filled tears to your eyes, warmth to your heart, and just maybe laughter in your belly!
- Bobby Downes, cofounder of ChristianCinema.com, A Giving Company
When God Calls the Heart at Christmas is a wonderful mix of touching stories, funny tales, yummy recipes, and biblical truth. I laughed and teared up, longed for the Yuletide Season, and even got a little hungry reading this Christmas treasure. It really is like a Christmas present full of goodies and good cheer. Michelle Cox and Brian Bird do it once again! Buy this book as a gift for others, but snag one for yourself too.
- Sarah Van Diest, author of God in the Dark: 31 Devotions to Let the Light Back In
Im a big fan of When Calls the Heart and an even bigger fan of celebrating God. When the two are combined with heartwarming Christmas memories, yummy recipes, and bite-sized messages that stir the soul, I get really excited. Thank you, Michelle Cox and Brian Bird, for the fabulous gift of When God Calls the Heart at Christmas!
- Twila Belk, writer and speaker, author of The Power to Be: Be Still, Be Grateful, Be Strong, Be Courageous
I believe the thread that unites the Hearties is a love for stories that touch the heart. Brian Bird and Michelle Cox have done it again in When God Calls the Heart at Christmas. They not only have included the familiar stories from the hit television show, but theyve included precious true stories and recipes from the When Calls the Hearts fan base: the Hearties. You cant help but read this one with a smile and maybe a tear or two. This is a Christmas book youll love year round!
- Carol Hatcher, writer, speaker
The holidays do not guarantee happiness in every moment for every person. For some, Christmas particularly lends to discouragement, anxiety, fear, and depression. The characters of Hope Valley understand this all too wellbut they also know that God can transform our sadness into celebration. When God Calls the Heart at Christmas creates more than a place to escape. It provides the hurting with a refuge where they can heal.
- Anita Agers Brooks, inspirational life coach, international speaker, and award-winning author of Getting Through What You Cant Get Over
Whether youre a fan of Hallmarks When Calls the Heart TV series or simply cant get enough Christmas, youll devour When God Calls the Heart at Christmas by Brian Bird and Michelle Cox. This beautifully bound gift book is like a devotional onwell, not steroidsbut lets say Christmas cookies! I love the blend of fictional Hope Valley stories set one hundred years ago with the Christmas thoughts and traditions designed for today. The stories, recipes, Bible content, prayers, and spiritual growth questions are perfect for sitting down with the family or reading alone with a cup of hot cocoa.
- Kathy Carlton Willis, Gods Grin Gal, author, speaker
Imagine yourself opening a beautifully wrapped Christmas present only to find it is filled with other beautifully wrapped presents. As you open them, you realize they contain gifts that inspire you, encourage you, or just plain make you feel good. They touch your heart. I felt this way as I opened When God Calls the Heart at Christmas. Through devotionals, stories, traditions, recipes, and tales from Hope Valley, this book touched my heart and made me feel good. Thank you, Michelle Cox and Brian Bird, for this beautiful present!
- Joy Brown, author, speaker, and founder of Words of Joy and co-founder of Diversified Ministries
Heart-warming in every way! When God Calls the Heart at Christmas is the most marvelous blend of everything we all love about When Calls the Heart, with a shining celebration of the Christ of Christmas at the heart of its heart. Im using this book for a sweet challenge to my own heart this season. Next year too. Hello, new Christmas tradition!
- Rhonda Rhea, TV personality, humor columnist, author of fourteen books, including Messy to Meaningful, Turtles in the Road, and Fix Her Upper