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The Glory of Christmas

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  81 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Max Lucado, Charles Swindoll, and Charles Colson share the true meaning of Christmas, including salvation, power for living, righteousness, relationship, encouragement, and more.

This bestselling Christmas book has been reissued for the next generation.
Hardcover, 143 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by J. Countryman (first published September 18th 1996)
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Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book is a beautiful addition to any Christmas collection. It has nice pictures and looks great on your shelf.

Also, if you need a festive bookmark, some of the pages have bookmark-shaped designs just waiting to be laminated.

That said, I can't really recommend anything else about this book. I'm not sure if this is the authors' fault so much as the editor's, since it looks like the book is comprised of several different excerpts from a few different writers, all lifted out of context. Conseque
Jaime Jean meneses
An assortment of loosely connected thoughts - not even directly related to Xmas as it claims, except for the photographs in the Kindle edition.
Dec 18, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book wasn't the best but it wasn't awful either. It was a collection of concepts and pierces taking out of a lot of different books and put together in this new book. They weren't all really related to Christmas as the title makes you believe they would be. Some of the excerpts were really good and inspiring but others definitely seem to be taken out of context and need to be expanded on more. I liked the ideas that were discussed in the book through the excerpts though and I'm planning on ...more
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I would like to have this book with selections from Chuck Swindoll, Chuck Colson, and Max Lucado, to soak in just one page a day throughout the Christmas season (or any season). It is filled with encouragement, hope, worship. Max Lucado: "Admission of failure is not usually admission into joy. Complete confession is not commonly followed by total pardon. But then again, God has never been governed by what is common." Chuck Swindoll: "The hurried, the greedy, the impatient cannot enter into such ...more
Randy Elster
Dec 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas, devotional
The surprise of this devotional coffee-table book is that it is not primarily about Christmas but has devotional thoughts about the Christian life in general. Very light reading as it just pulls a few paragraphs at a time from the authors' works. Charles Swindoll, Max Lucado, and Charles Colson are the three authors this book pulls from, and at times it just seems like a commercial and a ploy to get you to read their other books. But the thoughts are good, if brief. Not something I would use as ...more
Jeff Elliott
I was reading this hoping for some inspiration for my Christmas sermon series but instead just found snippets from these authors books pertaining to specific topics not necessarily related to Christmas.
Nice way to lead into Christmas. There are five sections and I read one each day as a five-day devotional. Some of the chapters within the sections were amazing and really shed light on the true meaning of the season.
Bette Bentzel
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

This is a great book. I love my Lord and reading this book made me love my Lord more. My Jesus is...Everything. Amen
Dec 22, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A source of food for thought but not the "Christmas spirit" I expected. A good read for inspirational messages.
Nov 12, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a lovely book, but not singularly about Christmas as you might believe based on its title. I found it inspiring and soul soothing but it could truly be read any time of year.
Feb 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
A good read with many thought-provoking views of what makes Christmas so special.
Marguerite Harrell
I enjoy this book!
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Charles Swindoll has devoted over four decades to two passions: an unwavering commitment to the practical communication and application of God's Word, and an untiring devotion to seeing lives transformed by God's grace. Chuck graduated magna cum laude from Dallas Theological Seminary and has since been honored with four doctorates. For his teaching on Insight for Living, he has received the Progra ...more
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