Item description for The Big Book of Christmas Joy: An Inspirational Treasury to Celebrate the Season by Howard Books...
Overview Expresses the true meaning and spirit of Christmas with short stories, recipes, inspirational music, trivia, and Biblical passages.
Publishers Description Celebrate the magical world of Christmas with heartwarming tales of holiday joy that will delight every Christmas lover.
The meaning and wonder of the season come to life in The Big Book of Christmas Joy. Perfect for the whole family, The Big Book of Christmas Joy is stocking-stuffed full of Christmas stories, cheerful trivia, and enlightening Scripture.
This charming keepsake volume is sure to enhance the home holiday atmosphere with its beautiful cover, eye-catching two-color interior, and 320 pages of inspirational stories and holiday trivia. Chock-full of festive facts, delicious recipes, beautiful poetry and Scripture, along with the amazing account of the birth of Jesus Christ, The Big Book of Christmas Joy is a true reminder of the Christmas spirit that will be treasured throughout the winter season and for years to come.
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Studio: Howard Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.74" Width: 6.68" Height: 0.97" Weight: 1.09 lbs.
Release Date Oct 14, 2008
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 1416571078 ISBN13 9781416571070
Availability 0 units.
More About Howard Books
Howard Books publishes adult trade fiction and non-fiction books. Our goal is to inspire readers one word at a time. With a reach into both the Christian and general markets, we are the primary imprint at Simon & Schuster for faith-based books. Howard is also home to numerous bestselling authors including Karen Kingsbury, Debbie Macomber, Dave Ramsey, Frank Peretti, Brad Paisley, and more.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Big Book Of Christmas Joy?
It is What it Says - Joyful and Inspirational! Jan 15, 2010
This is a wonderful little "coffee table" style book that is exactly what its title suggests - joyful, inspirational and celebratory. Ours has been enjoyed by young, old and everyone in between. This would also make a really nice gift. My only minor complaint is that the beautifully designed cover is only represented on the dust jacket, not on the hard cover itself which is just solid green with no text or design. And dust jackets, unfortunately, do not survive well on coffee table books which see a lot of handling. To remedy this, I am looking for one of those clear covers like they use on library books to protect the dust jacket before putting it out next Christmas. But outside of that one small thing, this is a truly lovely book which contains a lot of variety, tradition, and poignant sentiment to celebrate Christ's birth and the joy in the real reason for the season. Worth every penny of this price and guaranteed to put smiles on faces. Pick it up, open to any page and find yourself an instant warm fuzzy!
A Christmas book compilation with a joyous message Nov 24, 2008
The Big Book of Christmas Joy: An Inspirational Treasury to Celebrate the Season, by Howard Books, 2008, 320 Pages, ISBN-13: 978-1416571070, $14.99
The Big Book of Christmas Joy is just that--a holiday gift book, in eye-catching, green and red tones, with a joyous message. Pages filled with delightful Christmas carols, meaningful poetry, mouth-watering recipes, amusing jokes, amazing Christmas details, and heart-warming Christmas stories, all celebrate Christ, the meaning of love, and the joy of the Christmas season.
Twelve chapters feature what Christmas really means, with topics like love, hope, memories, and giving. The last chapter retells the "Message of the Manger," followed by a list of contributors, and a brief reference and note's section.
Washington author, Lydia Harris, contributed a childhood memory of all-night caroling with the church choir. Harris grew up in a rural area of Blaine Washington, with farms scattered across the countryside. On each Christmas Eve, the church choir traveled to each church member's home to carol, a journey that would last into the wee hours of the morning. You can read Harris's heartwarming story, "A Night Wrapped in Song," in the section titled, "Christmas is Memories."
The segment titled, "The Best Gifts of All," features gifts from the heart, such as an act of kindness, showing respect for the disenfranchised, or preparing a warm meal for the hungry. This section also features suggestions for handmade gifts, such as IOU's to be redeemed for help with home chores, babysitting, or yard work, even minor home repairs if you're handy with tools. Recipes for a batch of cookies, a homemade pie, or a jar of homemade jam are also included. I tried the recipe, "Holiday Nuts," a suggested gift idea. They are wonderfully sweet and crunchy, easy to make with pecans, walnuts, sugar, water and cinnamon. They also make a wonderful family treat.
Each section includes recipes such as Christmas fudge, Oyster dressing, or Star of Bethlehem Cookies. There's even a recipe for homemade ornaments--not to eat of course. Recipes sound delicious, and appear easy-to-make with ingredients most everyone stocks in their pantry.
If you're looking for a gift or a book that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas, look no further. The Big Book of Christmas Joy Is It!