When the small town of Nativity, Missouri, loses its much-needed seasonal business, more than the economy suffers. Lifelong resident Roni Elliot clashes with the new outside consultant Jake Brisco, whose drastic budget-slashing threatens the traditions and spirit of Nativity. However, as forgotten joys rekindle and new traditions emerge, Christmas once again becomes a season of hope.
Christmas trees, twinkling lights, skating in the park, and holiday displays are the hallmark elements for celebrating Jesus’ birth for the sentimental residents of Nativity, Missouri. Will fiscal responsibility replace their Christmas traditions when times are tough?
Though their priorities and methods clash, Roni Elliot and Jake Brisco want the same thing --- the town to prosper. As the two get to know each other better, each begins to gain a new perspective on what the real wealth of Nativity --- and the season --- might be.
THE CHRISTMAS LAMP © Copyright 2011 by Lori Copeland. Reprinted with permission by Zondervan. All rights reserved.