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|Title: A Sanctuary in Our Midst: Christmas Reflections on Jesus|
By: Karen L. Straszheim
Number of Pages: 80
Vendor: Ambassador International
Publication Date: 2019
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
Weight: 5 ounces
Stock No: WW207208
Author: Karen L. Straszheim
Located in: Story City, Iowa
Submitted: November 20, 2019
Tell us a little about yourself. I am a wife, mother and missionary to the Czech Republic. I have been a Christian for 42 years and studied Bible and Theology at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon. I live in Story City, Iowa with my husband of 10 years and my adult son who did the interior artwork for the book. I enjoy helping others understand the Bible, composing music for the church, quilting, and gardening.
What was your motivation behind this project? I was inspired to write about Jesus and Christmas through my reading and study of the Word. The book was written out of my daily quiet time with the Lord.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? A Sanctuary in Our Midst can be read as a devotional book or in a group study. Different from devotionals that have daily readings for Advent, this book has eleven chapters that can be used as interludes. The chapters are written to help the reader leave the bustling of the holiday for awhile and find encouragement and perspective. When there is a later time for quietness, one can read another chapter and let their thinking be further refreshed. There are questions at the end of each chapter to discuss if one is in a group. Whether read individually or together, it is hoped that the chapters will help the reader come closer to the Lord.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? As a sanctuary, God shelters His people. He watches over us and takes care of us. He worked through this book in unexpected ways that changed what Christmas is for me. Others will need to read the book to find out more about this!