It’s time to start getting ready for Christmas. I always heave a sigh and think, “already? Didn’t we just have Christmas a little while ago?”
My favorite way to get in the mood for Christmas is to read all the lovely books I’ve collected over the years. My absolute favorite is A Small Miracle by Peter Collington. I originally bought this book about four years ago when a complete stranger came up to me in Barnes and Noble and pressed the book into my hands. She said, “if you’re looking for a wonderful Christmas book, you have to get this.” It was such a puzzling thing to do that I couldn’t say no.
The woman was right. It is simple and powerful. There are no words in this book. Even so, it is a very touching story about love and charity and Christ and giving. So gentle and sweet. I can’t look at it without getting prickly tears in my eyes. The very best sort of Christmas story.
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yeah, and thanks to you it's now out of stock at Amazon. Did you know you had such influence? I need a new Christmas book–I'll be picking up this one(unless, of course, your recommendation wiped out every B&N as well).
Dang it, and I just ordered some books last night from Amazon! I get used books, also, so maybe they have a few?
I have a collection of great holiday books, so thats cool to have a new one….thanks for the suggestion.
I have never heard of that book – I will have to check it out now!
Thanks for the recommend 🙂
No words, yet still a touching book. Now that does sound like a good find.
I’m inspired to find it. You don’t hear a recommendation like that everyday.
ditto on conni!! i think i am going to have to head out to the book store! thanks 🙂