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2012 Christmas Books Roundup

Christmas Books

2012 Christmas Books Roundup

To celebrate the Christmas season at, we have assembled a collection of inspiring and heartwarming books to add to your wish list this year, or to give as gifts to someone special. Our featured titles include stories of family, friendship, romance, suspense, spirituality and personal growth, as well as helpful devotionals to keep your faith strong and remind you of the true meaning of Christmas during the hectic yet joyful month ahead. We hope our selections will bring inspiration, peace and guidance to you and your loved ones throughout the holidays and beyond.

52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life by Bob Welch - Christian Life/Inspirational


Frank Capra’s 1946 classic It’s A Wonderful Life is a festive seasonal film, reflection of what we can be when we’re at our best, and a reminder that our lives can change everyone around us. In 52 LITTLE LESSONS FROM IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, author Bob Welch explores the characters and themes that shape this beautiful story, and invites readers to go from being mere viewers to active participants in living out the movie’s lessons.

An Amish Kitchen by Beth Wiseman, Kelly Long, and Amy Clipston - Romance


Fall in Paradise, Pennsylvania, always brings a brisk change in the weather. This season also ushers in unexpected visitors, new love, and renewed hope for three women. Three Amish stories --- each celebrating love, family, and faith --- all taking place in a tight-knit community where the kitchen truly is the heart of the home.

Christmas Blessings by Donald Zolan - Gift Book


Donald Zolan’s beautiful and extremely popular paintings of angels adorn this celebration of Christmas. They beckon the reader to come and discover the truth and beauty of Christmas. There, amidst the stardust, readers will find joyful quotes and timeless carols resounding with Christmas peace, hope, and gladness.

Christmas in Apple Ridge by Cindy Woodsmall - Holiday


Experience the holidays with the Plain folk of Apple Ridge, Pennsylvania, in these touching novellas centered around love, romance, heartache, and restoration from best-selling author Cindy Woodsmall. This three-in-one collection includes "The Sound of Sleigh Bells", "The Christmas Singing", and the new story "The Dawn of Christmas."

The Christmas Pony by Melody Carlson - Historical Romance


It is 1937, and Lucy Turnbull knows better than to wish for a pony this Christmas. Her mother has assured her in no uncertain terms that asking for a pony is the same as asking for the moon. Besides, the only extra mouths they need at their boarding house are the paying kind. Then an interesting pair of strangers comes to town, and Lucy’s world changes forever.

Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot - Historical Romance


Celia Anderson doesn’t have a husband on her Christmas wish list. But when a traveling carpenter finds lodging at her boardinghouse, she admits that she might remarry if she found the right man --- the kind of man who would bring her roses for Christmas. It would take a miracle, though, to find roses during a harsh Wyoming winter. But Christmas, after all, is the time for miracles...

Forever Love by Todd Hafer - Christian


An uplifting collection of happily-ever-after secrets from those who know that love can be one sweet ride! Inspired by the enduring marriages of his grandparents, Hafer offers real-life stories to help you and your spouse discover how to forgive and forget, be flexible, share a spiritual journey, give each other room to grow, and more.

Good News of Great Joy by Kelly Pulley - Christian


The Magnificent Tales are enjoyable, rhyming Bible stories with clever art and clear lessons. These are stories that the whole family will enjoy, presented in an entertaining way that parents and grandparents won't grow tired of reading and re-reading night after night. The humorous, contemporary illustrations will keep even today's media-deluged kids laughing while they learn important biblical messages. Parents will love that their kids are asking to read Bible stories!

In the Manger by Max Lucado - Holiday


The greatest mind in the universe imagined time. The truest judge granted Adam a choice. But it was love that gave Immanuel, God with us. Witness the birth of Christ as you've never seen it before. Through 25  inspirational selections from the works of best-selling author Max Lucado, join Mary and Joseph inside a stable, beside a shepherd, at the feet of the King. Immanuel in the manger.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Susan Winget - Holiday


Beloved artist Susan Winget captures the true joy and magic of Christmas with her bright, holiday artwork. Festive quotes and sweet Christmas sentiments welcome the reader home where family and friends gather, faith matters, and love abides.

A Kauffman Amish Christmas Collection by Amy Clipston - Holiday


From Amy Clipston, the author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, comes two books in one: A PLAIN AND SIMPLE CHRISTMAS --- in which shunned Anna Mae doesn’t receive the welcome she expects when she pays a visit for Christmas; and NAOMI'S GIFT --- re-introducing 24-year-old Naomi King, who has been burned twice by love and has all but given up on marriage and children.

The Miracle of Christmas by Stormie Omartian - Holiday


Stormie gives readers a personal look at the age-old story of Christ’s birth, providing an inviting glimpse into the lives of the characters. At the end of the chapter is a prayer for a modern-day audience that powerfully connects readers to the heart of a loving and compassionate Savior.

Susanna's Christmas Wish by Jerry S. Eicher - Holiday


From the pen of bestselling Amish fiction author Jerry Eicher, (more than 350,000 books sold), comes a truly delightful and inspiring Christmas novella. A perfect holiday delight for lovers of Amish fiction…and those who love a heartwarming and tender Christmas tale.

A Sweethaven Christmas by Courtney Walsh - Holiday


It's holiday time in Sweethaven, but things aren't going as planned! Surprised to learn that she has a sister, Lila is even more shocked by other family secrets she unearths. When a scrapbook reminds Adele of her first love, she arranges a reunion with the man. And are wedding bells in Campbell's future?

Take the Trophy and Run by Gail Settler - Christian


Bloomfield is a place we could all call home. Here, the residents enjoy a splash fountain in the town square, dine at the "Fancy Schmantsy" on tree-lined Main Street, and dream of reaching the 10,000 population mark --- only 22 more folks to go! The Bloomfield Garden Club, an all-ages group of lovable oddballs that will stop at nothing to make everything beautiful, maintains this piece of heaven on earth. But even such idyllic places as this have their share of dramatic characters and
stories to be told.

Walk With Me by Annie Wald - Christian


WALK WITH ME is a PILGRIM'S PROGRESS for married couples. In this allegorical tale, Peter and Celeste travel as one on the lifelong journey to the King's City. As it becomes more difficult than anticipated, their love for each other and their love for the King is challenged. They must decide whether to continue on the journey together or separate and travel the path alone.

Welcome to Our Table by Shirley Dobson and Danae Dobson - Holiday


Shirley Dobson and her daughter, Danae, sorted through a lifetime of family stories and special menus to present their time-honored recipes and ideas for more than a dozen seasonal parties. This beautiful book --- part family memoir, cookbook, and lessons in hospitality --- captivates readers, cooks, and party planners alike.

A Wild Goose Chase Christmas by Jennifer AlLee - Holiday


Upon her grandmother's death, Izzy Fontaine finds herself in possession of a Wild Goose Chase pattern quilt that supposedly leads to a great treasure. Of course, once the rest of the family finds out about the "treasure map," they're determined to have a go at the treasure themselves. And, if that weren't enough, Max Logan, a local museum curator, contacts Izzy and says that Grandma Isabella promised him the quilt.What is it about this quilt that makes everyone want it? Is Izzy on a wild goose chase of her own, or a journey that will lead her to the treasure her grandmother intended?

Yours is the Day, Lord, Yours is the Night: A Morning and Evening Prayer Book by Jeanie Gushee and David Gushee - Christian


YOURS IS THE DAY, LORD, YOURS IS THE NIGHT gives a framework for prayerful devotions with a morning and evening prayer for each day of the year. The prayers have been selected to reflect the seasons and the liturgical calendar. They are intended not to replace your personal, spontaneous prayers but to serve as a springboard for them.