Saturday, December 13, 2008

Faith 'n Fiction Saturday: Christmas



Amy's Saturday question is:

It's Christmas time and one of my favorite things to do is read Christmas themed books. Do you enjoy reading holiday themed books? Do you have any special book you read every year? Do you have a special devotional you like to use? (not fiction..I know!) Have you read any good Christmas books this year?

Believe it or not, this is the very first year that I am reading a Christmas book. I just started reading Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn last night. It is really well written...I love the descriptive narrative. I feel the cold or warmth, I smell the scones, I taste the tea. So wonderful.

Also, for a devotional, my kids and I are reading The Gospel of Mark this month as well as His Upmost for My Highest. We do an advent calendar which has a scripture verse for each day and we stick on a character from the Nativity scene onto a poster. The boys really enjoy it. I'll have to take a picture when we do it tonight to show you what I mean.

I do plan on reading four more 'Christmas' books from Wild Card this month. I'm really looking forward to The Winter of Candy Canes by Debbie ViguiƩ. The others will be O Little Town by Don Reid, Do You See What I See? by Ross Parsley (Non-Fiction), and Let Them Eat Fruitcake by Melody Carlson.

Happy Christmas!

13 comments:

Sunny said...

This is my first year for Christmas fiction too. I'm also looking forward to reading Winter of Candy Canes (waiting impatiently for the mail!)

Bluestocking said...

I don't read Christmas fiction. I find it too sappy.

Christamas Themed Books

Smilingsal said...

I have already read and reviewed a few. I posted about it.

Amy(the Sleepy Reader) said...

Finding Father Christmas sounds interesting. I will have to add it to my list for next year.

Jaime said...

I'm afraid I don't even like Christmas music (well, only a very few select pieces).

Got the package... thank you!!

kalea_kane said...

Okay, Mimi. I guess I do not feel so bad about not having read any Christmas books before. I am definitely going to somehow get Finding Father Christmas because that is ALL I keep hearing about now. :) I am glad you are enjoying it, and just so you know...I totally am seeking out a scone substitute. :) Have a wonderful Christmas!!!!

Kelly :)

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BookRyder said...

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Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I loved both Finding Father Christmas and Engaging Father Christmas!! :) There have also been a few other great holiday books this season - Robin Shope's The Christmas Edition was great!! (I'm giving away a copy on my blog)

Here's my answer!

:) Wendi

Pam said...

I am looking forward to reading The Winter of Candy Canes and Do You See What I See?
I enjoyed Engaging Father Christmas and Finding Father Christmas as well.

Fred said...

When the kids were much younger, we'd pick out a Christmas-themed book and I'd read to them every night. They never fell asleep and to this day can remember those books.

kucole said...

If you enjoyed "Finding Father Christmas" and/or "Engaging Father Christmas," then you should join in a live, online chat with Robin Jones Gunn to discuss the books (and her others). The chat is Dec. 17 from 2-3 p.m. EST at www.Abunga.com/AuthorsAtAbunga.

Jaime said...

I'm sending it to a friend of mine who is a professional editor. I'd totally forgotten she did that!