Friday, December 7, 2012

Favorite Adult Christmas Books

I don't want to let anyone out! Though all the children's books can be loved by adults too, here are a few of my favorites just for the older ones in the home.



Skipping Christmas - John Grisham
Luther and Nora's daughter has moved to Peru and they decide to skip Christmas and spend their money on a cruise. If only it were that easy. Fun read.

The Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
We've all heard the story of Scrooge's transformation many times but still I can't let a Christmas go by without spending at least an hour reading my favorite passages.


A short story told in poem form of the impact Christ had on the Bethlehem innkeeper.


A Symphony in Sand - Calvin Miller
An allegorical retelling of the Christmas story in beautiful poetic verse. This book made me look at the Nativity story with new eyes.



Peace Child - Don Robinson
No, this isn't a classic Christmas tale, but it is the true story of how the message of Christmas and God's forgiveness came to a head hunting tribe. The chapter on their Christmas celebration is void of any of the lights and snowfall of a Norman Rockwell Christmas - but full of the real meaning of Christmas- the coming of the Prince of Peace.

What favorite books do you plan to reread this Christmas?

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7 comments :

  1. I really like The Christmas Sweater by Glen Beck

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  2. thanks for the book recommendations

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  3. Two of my absolute favourites there - Dickens and Grisham.
    I'm also really enjoying the Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman at the moment.

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  4. Does anyone happen to know the name of a book about one or two kids who go to a mall santa and ask for all kinds of things, but in order to get everything they have to volunteer at a hospital. They meet a girl who has cancer and learn that friendship is more important than things.

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  5. I loved your Christmas book recommendations for children and our family has thoroughly enjoyed them. I do have to admit I was a bit disappointed by "Skipping Christmas" because of the occasional curse word and the couple of occasions when Luther was drinking. Thank you for your other suggestions, however.

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  6. The Christmas Jars is a book that I think you will LOVE! It's based on a true story...and the rest you'll have to read for yourself!

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  7. I had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Calvin Miller and his wife. Such wonderful people. I have read other books by him and loved them. I will plan to read this one. Thank you!

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