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Thanksgiving: A Time to Remember [With Instrumental CD] [Hardcover]

By Barbara Rainey (Author)
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A beautiful book that not only helps families develop traditions based on the significance of Thanksgiving, but also builds a foundation of gratefulness in their lives.

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There shall be "a day of public Thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God...."
-1789 Congressional Proclamation

A holiday for celebrating faith, family, and freedom, Thanksgiving Day is both distinctly Christian and exclusively American. Barbara Rainey has created an excellent resource for enabling you and your family to remember the past, recognize God's hand in our history, and express thankfulness to Him for His goodness today.

This story of the Pilgrims' faithfulness and biblical thankfulness is accompanied by a CD of songs of worship and praise that will call your hearts to gratitude. It's a wonderful opportunity to enrich your family's awareness of our nation's Christian heritage, provide models of courage and sacrifice for your children, and establish a tradition of sharing your gratefulness with one another, which will build a legacy of memories for the future.

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  • Christian Retailing - 07/07/2003 page 67

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Crossway Books
Pages   80
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.31" Width: 10.37" Height: 0.51"
Weight:   1.21 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2003
ISBN  1581345380  
ISBN13  9781581345384  

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More About Barbara Rainey

Barbara Rainey Barbara Rainey is a wife, mother of six adult children (plus three sons-in-law and two daughter's-in-law), and "Mimi" to nineteen grandchildren.

After graduating from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, Barbara joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ in 1971. Her husband, Dennis, whom she married in 1972, is the President of FamilyLife, a ministry of Campus Crusade that is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Barbara has published articles on family-related topics and is the author of Thanksgiving: A Time to Remember and When Christmas Came. She speaks at FamilyLife's Weekend to Remember® marriage conferences and is a frequent guest on FamilyLife Today®, a nationally syndicated, daily radio program. She and Dennis are the coauthors of several books, including Growing a Spiritually Strong Family, Starting Your Marriage Right, Moments Together for Couples, The New Building Your Mate's Self-Esteem, Parenting Today's Adolescent, Rekindling the Romance, and Moments with You. She co-authored A Mother's Legacy with her daughter, Ashley Rainey Escue and joined Dennis and their children Rebecca and Samuel on the book So You're About To Be A Teenager. Barbara has also co-authored Barbara and Susan's Guide to the Empty Nest, with close friend Susan Yates, and A Symphony in the Dark, written with her daughter, Rebecca Rainey Mutz. And Barbara has written a series focusing on character traits for families, including the titles Growing Together in Gratitude, Growing Together in Courage, Growing Together in Forgiveness, and Growing Together in Truth.

Having faithfully served alongside Dennis for more than 30 years, both in ministry and at home, Barbara has recently launched a new endeavor called Ever Thine Home™. This new line of products for women makes it easy to express faith at home in a way that is both biblical and beautiful. Her heart for Ever Thine Home is based on the familiar Old Testament instruction:

"And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates." (Deuteronomy 6:9, ESV)

You can read more about Barbara's work at

Barbara Rainey currently resides in Roland, in the state of Arkansas.

Barbara Rainey has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Character Stories for Families
  2. Family First
  3. Homebuilders Parenting
  4. Parenting
  5. Passport2purity
  6. Serie Bolsillo
  7. Simply Romantic Tips

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Wonderful story worth listening to and remembering  Dec 12, 2008
Heard portions of it on the radio and decided to buy it. No regrets. This is a wonderful story of Thanksgiving that is worth listening and remembering. Good as a family cuddle event. Highly recommended.
Had to purchase after seeing it at my sisters!  Nov 27, 2008
I had the benefit of being able to glance at the book and hear the music before purchasing the item. In regards to the reviewer who did not care for the music selections, I think purchasers should understand what the Thanksgiving holiday is all about. There is more to it then turkey, football, and shopping. This book is a great easy reading reference as to the foundation of this holiday. Yes, many of the songs on the CD are religous based selections however, that is what our country was founded on so it makes sense that those are the types of songs that are included. When I hear the music selections I can almost visualize our forefathers listening to the same type of instruments.
A very good reminder to be Thankful!  Nov 24, 2008
Mrs. Rainey does a good job introducing us to many of the difficulties that the early settlers had to face and how their faith in God helped them persevere.
Put God back in Thanksgiving  Nov 19, 2008
This book helped us bring God back in Thanksgiving! I have 3 elementary children in public school and they are NEVER taught the real reasons and struggles the Pilgrims endured so many hardships for. We used this book as a devotional for the month of November to remind ourselves what we are celebrating! Wonderful grounding tool for our family. THANK YOU!!
Wonderful book for making Thanksgiving special  Dec 8, 2007
I love this book by Barbara Rainey. We get so much mis-information about the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, but Mrs. Rainey sets it all straight with her much-researched book. It's easy to share with friends and family with a wonderful CD of "Thanksgiving carols" to get you excited about Thanksgiving, instead of it marking the beginning of the Christmas season!

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