Twenty One Candles

Author: Mike Mason
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ISBN: 9780993618703
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Twenty-one Candles - Stories for Christmas by Mike Mason For over two decades, award-winning author Mike Mason has been circulating Christmas stories to a select circle of his closest friends. Now he's sharing these classic Christmas stories with us. Praise for Mike Mason's Twenty-one Candles "It has been my delight to listen as Mike Mason read aloud many of these stories-a score and one more of narratives that circle like candlelight around a season when light is scarce. Now, reading them, they bring a unique brightness, because in one way or another they illuminate more than just snow scenes and families around hearth fires. With a light and often whimsical touch, Mason's tales speak of the way 'people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light' (Mt 12:16)." Luci Shaw author of Breath for the Bones: Art, Imagination and Spirit "The best moments of Christmas are spent in the evening by the fire, telling stories... stories of courage and conviction, of discovering anew 'peace on earth; goodwill toward men.' My friend, Mike Mason, has penned a collection of heartwarming stories to be told time and again, every Advent. May Twenty-one Candles become a Christmas classic for years to come!" Joni Eareckson Tada Joni and Friends International Disability Center "In the tradition of our favorite Christmas tales, passed down from such masters as Charles Dickens and O. Henry, Mike Mason has lit Twenty-one Candles to shine fresh light into our darkness. Some shine with a mythopoeic ambiance, while others glow like mirrors from day to day life. They celebrate Christmas in ways you'll want to share. Gather around the Christmas tree; put another log on the fire. Mike Mason's stories want to be read aloud-read to families, to friends, to church groups-and you'll delight in sharing them." D.S. Martin author of Conspiracy of Light: Poems Inspired by the Legacy of C.S. Lewis "If you haven't read Mike Mason you live an impoverished life. Here is a book of frosty magic, wings of light, and the enchanting music of wisdom. With characteristically honest and beautiful prose, Mason has given us a gift that will warm hearts and kindle contemplation. These are stories that both refresh and rebuke. Read them and be awakened to joy." Andrew Case author of Water of the Word "These short stories are filled with charming, relatable characters discovering the spiritual origin and inspiration behind Christmas: Jesus Christ. Twenty-one Candles skillfully draws readers into its stories, inviting us to look beyond the veneer of a commercialized holiday season. Scratching the surface of our Christmas tradition, Mason captures glimpses of a loving God yearning to restore relationship with His children." Leonard Buhler President of Power to Change "In Twenty-one Candles master storyteller Mike Mason has carved out another classic. Truly a book for everyone that will captivate and inspire with its humor and unique way of spreading the true spirit of Christmas." Wally Armstrong author of The Mulligan "Twenty-one Candles should be as mandatory as mistletoe and manger scenes. Mike Mason's collection of funny, poignant, and inspired stories is a rare gift." Carolyn Arends Recording artist and author of Living the Questions "Twenty-one Candles captures the spirit of Christmas in a way all the commercial glitter never will. Mike shows the love and delight of the Messiah resonating in the hearts of those who need love and joy, and find them." David Gregory author of Dinner With a Perfect Stranger Learn more about best-selling author Mike Mason at www.mikemasonbooks.com

Jesus His Story In Stone

Author: Mike Mason
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 152551220X
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Jesus: His Story in Stone is a reflection on still-existing stone objects that Jesus would have known, seen, or even touched. Each of the seventy short chapters is accompanied by a photograph taken on location in Israel. Arranged chronologically, the one-page meditations compose a portrait of Christ as seen through the significant stones in His life, from the cave where He was born to the rock of Calvary. While packed with historical and archaeological detail, the book’s main thrust is devotional, leading the reader both spiritually and physically closer to Jesus.

Christians In The Twenty First Century

Author: George D. Chryssides
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317545583
Size: 34.27 MB
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'Christians in the Twenty-First Century' examines Christianity as it is understood and practised both by active followers and those who regard themselves as Christian. The book opens with an examination of key Christian concepts - the Bible, the Creeds, the Church and the sacraments - and the major traditions of Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism as well as more recent movements. The book continues with an analysis of the challenges presented by the rise of science, new approaches to biblical scholarship, the rise of fundamentalist movements, the ordination of women, secularization, the interfaith movement, and the impact of the electronic revolution.

I Will Hold My Candle And Other Stories For Christmas

Author: Dave Carver
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1257646613
Size: 76.87 MB
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What is the most beautiful sight in the world? For some, it's a beach at sunset. For others, it's the masterpiece hanging in an art museum. And for still others, it's the scoreboard showing the home team winning the championship. For Pastor Dave Carver, it's the image he sees each Christmas Eve as God's people sing Silent Night, Holy Night in the glow of their hand-held candles. Christmas Eve is, for Pastor Dave, a glimpse of how things are supposed to be: God's people gathered around the ancient text, the welcoming community, and the ever-living Story of the night that God became one of us. I Will Hold My Candle is a collection of short stories that Pastor Dave has written to help the people in his community engage the Greatest of Stories in new and fresh ways. Listen for the ways in which God's promises ring true in our world and allow Dave's imagination to spur your own. Perhaps you will be able to see your life, or your neighbor, in a whole new light.

The Christmas Candle

Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9781595541475
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In the spirit of Christmas Shoes and Christmas Hope, the author presents another inspirational--and magical--holiday story that centers around an eighteenth-century village in which an angel mysteriously appears.

Christmas Classics Premium Collection 150 Novels Stories Poems In One Volume Illustrated

Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026848489
Size: 29.61 MB
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This carefully crafted ebook: “Christmas Classics Premium Collection: 150+ Novels, Stories & Poems in One Volume (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) The Twelve Days of Christmas Silent Night Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Christmas with Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny’s Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Birds' Christmas Carol (Kate Douglas Wiggin) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe (Elizabeth Harrison) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Toinette and the Elves (Susan Coolidge) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) The Princess and the Goblin (George MacDonald) Thurlow's Christmas Story (John Kendrick Bangs) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Little Match Girl The Elves and the Shoemaker Mother Holle The Star Talers Snow-White…

Stories Behind The Great Traditions Of Christmas

Author: Ace Collins
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310873886
Size: 57.85 MB
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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 Christmas—gifts, wreaths, stockings, carols, mistletoe, and more—infuse 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 magi’s three gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh—are 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.

Scrooge S Story A Christmas Carol Continues

Author: Leonard Brideau
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781477272350
Size: 48.39 MB
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At last, after 178 years the clues and questions left unanswered in Dickens immortal classic are explored and answered. Did Scrooge really change? And how did he become as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew. Tiny Tim lived but how did he overcome his lameness and what of his future relationship with Scrooge? Did Scrooge form a new and lasting relationship with his nephew Fred? And, did Scrooge ever encounter the beautiful Belle, the young and only love of his life? Finally, the moral obligation that Scrooge owed to Jacob Marley for his intervention that saved Scrooge from his fate is finally explored.

The Christmas Holiday Cheer 180 Novels Tales Poems In One Volume Illustrated Edition

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027221935
Size: 37.26 MB
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This unique collection of "THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CHEER: 180+ Novels, Tales & Poems in One Volume (Illustrated Edition)" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Contents: A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) A Christmas Inspiration (Lucy Maud Montgomery) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) The Twelve Days of Christmas Silent Night Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Christmas with Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Birds' Christmas Carol (Kate Douglas Wiggin) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe (Elizabeth Harrison) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Toinette and the Elves (Susan Coolidge) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Thurlow's Christmas Story (John Kendrick Bangs) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann)...

A Christmas Carol Illustrated

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635378222
Size: 27.13 MB
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The story begins on a cold and bleak Christmas Eve in London, seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner, Jacob Marley. Scrooge, an old miser, hates Christmas and refuses an invitation to Christmas dinner from his nephew Fred. He turns away two men who seek a donation from him in order to provide food and heating for the poor, and only grudgingly allows his overworked, underpaid clerk, Bob Cratchit, Christmas Day off with pay to conform to the social custom. At home that night, Scrooge is visited by Marley's ghost, who wanders the Earth, entwined by heavy chains and money boxes, forged during a lifetime of greed and selfishness. Marley tells Scrooge that he has one chance to avoid the same fate: he will be visited by three spirits and he must listen to them or be cursed to carry chains of his own, much longer than Marley's chains.