Max Lucado is one of my all-time favorite writers. In addition to his large stable of Christian Living books he has written several Christmas books. Here are 3 you should check out:
“From New York Times best-selling author Max Lucado comes a timeless message that will warm your heart. Imagine a Victorian England village in the Cotswolds where very little out of the ordinary ever happens . . . except at Christmas time. This year, Edward Haddington, a lowly candle maker, is visited by a mysterious angel. That angel silently imparts a precious gift—a gift that’s bungled and subsequently lost. The candle maker and his wife, Bea, struggle to find the gift. And when they do, they have to make a difficult choice. Who among their community is most in need of a Christmas miracle?”
Erich’s note: this book has also recently been released as a film — official movie website.
“Was the birth of Jesus a quietly profound event? Or could it have included heavenly battles, angel armies, and a scheming Satan? Come along as Lucado takes us on a journey into his imagination-pulling back the curtain as we see what might have taken place on Cosmic Christmas.”
“These stories—like your favorite Christmas ornaments—come in all shapes and sizes. They unfold in a variety of settings, from ancient Bethlehem to rural England. From a small Texas town to the heavenly realms. Some are short. Others many chapters long. Some offer reflections. Others imagine Christmas through the eyes of a burnt-out candle maker, a lonely business man, or heavenly angels.Yet all are vintage Lucado, and all resonate with the wonder of the season. “In the mystery of Christmas,” Max writes, “we find its majesty. The mystery of how God became flesh, why he chose to come, and how much he must love his people. Such mysteries can never be solved, just as love can never be diagrammed. Christmas is best pondered, not with logic, but imagination.” That’s what each of these unique Christmas stories help us do. In the midst of the bustle and hurry that often distracts us this time of year, these stories free us to explore the ways in which Christ’s coming has forever changed history—and us.”
Your turn… What are some other Christmas books we should check out?
- The Christmas Candle – By Max Lucado (agenuineglimpse.com)
- ‘The Christmas Candle’ Movie By Max Lucado, Rick Santorum, And Susan Boyle Focuses On Hope (huffingtonpost.com)
- Max Lucado Talks About ‘The Christmas Candle’ Movie (blackchristiannews.com)
- Three Books by Max Lucado (resourcesforus.wordpress.com)