Christmas Journeys: Finding Joy Along the Way
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Christmas Journeys: Finding Joy Along the Way

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Christmas Journeys is about two epochs in human history -- the biblical world of the nativity and the contemporary world of today. In truth, these pilgrimages are not physical excursions but rather life journeys. Mary, for example, will have to travel from obscure childhood to becoming the mother of the Son of God. Joseph, as he faces the dilemma of Mary's pregnancy, will...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published April 4th 2011 by Createspace
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Ah! Now here is a good Christmas book that I have greatly enjoyed. I think it is a wonderful book that especially adult readers will enjoy. After hearing the Nativity story told so many times, over and over again in our lives, this book is quite a refreshment. There are 2 main parts to the book. First, Tull gives vivid descriptions of the people that are a part of the Nativity. Second, he includes his very own fictional story, written to give you an inspirational holiday feeling.

I enjoyed both p...more
This book was divided into 2 parts.
The first part was the author's insights into the spiritual (as well as physical) journeys of 4 key players (or groups) in the original Nativity (Joseph, Mary, the shepherds and the wise men). I really enjoyed this part and found that a lot of the author's views coincided with what I've pondered about the players in that long-ago holy scene.
The second part was a short story about 3 people (Vivian, Linda and Stewart) who were each dealing with hardship and feel...more
I read this on Kindle. Justin Tull is an ordained minister and this is a nice read about the spirit of Christmas. The three main characters are Linda, Vivian and Stuart, each have a personal story of heartache. Linda, 42 is a successful career woman. For years she and her husband tried to have a child, but were unable. She fears she has allowed this to consume her and ruin her marriage. Vivian is widowed after her husband of 50 years died suddenly and unexpectedly just months ago. To add to the...more
Lori Henrich
The author gives a unique perspective on the main characters of the Christmas story. First part of the book is an introduction to the main characters in the Christmas story. It is a more in depth look at who they are and their place in the story.

Second part of the book is a story of three people and the struggles they are all going through. We meet Vivian, Linda and Stuart. Each has their own struggle with the holidays and how God opens their hearts to a new way of thinking. It is about how they...more
This Christian guide focuses on the story of Jesus's birth, the characteristics that made Mary and Joseph perfect to be His earthly parents and how people, especially grieving people, can find joy in Christmas-- Authentic and appropriate joy that the Son of God is born, not the manufactured joy of buying, bingeing and narcissism.
The first part of the book was great...I would have preferred more Biblical teaching of Christ's birth. The contemporary story just didn't do it for me.
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