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A heartwarming collection of true stories that will inspire, entertain, and get everyone into the spirit of Christmas

At Christmastime, it's hard not to get caught up in the shopping, the decorating, the party planning and the family drama—and too we often to lose sight of the true meaning of the season. But sometimes, through God's grace or a simple twist
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ebook, 208 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by St. Martin's Press
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Lesa
Dec 14, 2011 Lesa rated it really liked it

There’s always a tearjerker among the Christmas books. This year, it’s The Spirit of Christmas by Cecil Murphey and Marley Gibson. It’s a collection of short stories, true anecdotes about the Christmas season, and the true meaning of the holiday. I couldn’t even wear my reading glasses while I read this one. Too many tears. But, a friend of mine does tell me I’m “mushy.”

There are stories of needy families helped out for Christmas, with unexpected gifts of food, toys, and friendship. There are th
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Susan
The Spirit of Christmas by Cecil Murphey and Marley Gibson is a wonderful anthology of short, short stories about the true meaning of Christmas. These are all very real, very true stories direct from the people who experienced them.

I wasn't sure what I was going to find when I read this, all I know is that there are somethings that can't be explained. Faith, belief and love. There is nothing more important than those three things.

If you're searching for something and can't find it, tf you're fee
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Linda
As in all collections of stories in fiction or non-fiction there are always some stories you like and some you don't like. I have to say I liked almost all the stories in this collection. In these stories we are reminded why we celebrate this season and why love comes back to many at this time of year. We also learn that miracles can happen.

A quick, often fun read for anyone.
Heather
Personally, I thought there were just too many stories, and they were too short. I couldn't truly get invested before it was on to the next one. There were a few, though, that I found to be very meaningful.
Danika
Dec 26, 2012 Danika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really good collection of stories to put anyone in the Christmas spirit. :)

4/5 stars.

*I suppose I did finish this on December 26, but it felt like December 25 because I finished it at 12:40 am. ;)
Michelle
Dec 03, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Individual stories of Christmas revelations. Devotional stories, some of which spoke to me and some didn't. Overall, a heartwarming, feel good book.
Carolyn
A lot of the stories are touching but too many of them try to make a "Jesus" lesson when the story really just a nice story.
Pat Roseman
To be honest, I didn't read the whole thing. It's a collection of stories. Some were good and some not so good. I lost in interest part way through.
Greg
Dec 31, 2015 Greg rated it really liked it
This is really good book if your not in the Christmas spirit or if you want to read short stories written by several different people that remind us what the true meaning of Christmas is all about.
Allison
Dec 05, 2013 Allison rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas
Lovely Holiday based stories that made me think. Being grateful for the daily often over looked "small" things was among the lessons I learned.
Holly Brennan
Jan 29, 2012 Holly Brennan rated it it was ok
Soooo my mom buys me a christmas book every year for christmas...but I don't think she actually reads what they are about...this one was a bit too religious for my taste
Anna
Dec 23, 2011 Anna rated it really liked it
When the business of Christmas overwhelms you, take a moment and read one of these true stories of Christmas that will touch your heart.
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Cecil Murphey has written or coauthored more than one hundred books, including the autobiography of Franklin Graham, Rebel with a Cause. A collaborator on the bestseller Gifted Hands with Dr. Ben Carson, Cecil resides in Georgia.
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