|24 Short devotionals to help the family escape the commercialism of the
season, and focus on the true meaning of Christmas.
Authors: Sharon Velluto, Suzanne Meredith
Illustrator: Sal Velluto
Publisher : SVI Inc.
Distributor : Origin Book Sales
ISBN : 0-9667633-0-0
$ 17.99, Spiral Bound
8 1/2 x 11, 288 pages
Available wherever LDS books are sold
WHY THIS BOOK IS UNIQUE
For many the Christmas season has become more a time for stress and commercialism than for peace and good will. A Christ Centered Christmas was created to fill the need of rediscovering the genuine Christmas values. This book provides inspirational ideas and ready-to-use materials for quiet, personal time for any family. Whether you have 3 or 30 minutes, children and adults will enjoy playing, singing, and learning about the true meaning of Christmas.
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WHY YOU'LL LIKE IT
The chapters are designed so that each family may select the materials suitable to their own needs, and time constraints. On days which are hectic, a family may choose to just sing a song, read a poem, or simply tell about the main idea of the lesson. The devotionals can be as simple or complex as desired. Each devotional is presented on two facing pages in an easy to follow, visually organized format. A brief summary of the lesson, "In A Nutshell," is provided with each devotional, and can be used by itself as a brief thought, if desired. The family may elect to utilize only a few devotionals from this volume, if they do not wish to use them on a daily basis. The cardstock ornaments ,included in the book, can be assembled all together as a family activity, or one per day. They may be hung on the family tree, a small separate tree, or even a garland, as a visual reminder of gospel principles. The ornaments can be labeled with date and name of the family member who colored them and saved as keepsakes. The Optional Materials, found in Section 2 of the book, can be used to enrich or vary the devotional from year to year. Many of the ideas in this book could be used to supplement Family Home Evenings, Primary lessons and other activities throughout the year.