Books still make excellent Christmas gifts and while there are many great Christmas books, and no list is truly complete, the publications below attempt to reflect truth in Christian thought and history.
With the rise of secularism in the Western world, the true meaning of Christmas is all the more important. Each of these books help reflect that truth in meaningful ways.
Below are five great books for and about Christmas: more >>
While riding in the car with my wife the other day, a story came up on a news radio station that caught my attention. An earnest community activist was warning the listeners of one of the dangers in shopping for Christmas toys; the danger of falling victim to gender-based pricing.
She told the story about a "Sport" model of a popular red scooter that sells for $29.95. The "Princess" model, which differs only in color (pink, of course) and decoration (beautiful decals of a princess), sells for a shocking $49.95.
Can you believe it? The nerve of the greedy male-dominated (no doubt) scooter manufacturer!! To charge a higher price for a scooter which is sold for girls than the price of the model sold to boys. There ought to be a law! more >>
As Americans prepare to spend the holidays with friends and family, Pastor Perry Noble's NewSpring Church has offered words of advice for dealing with dramatic family members.
A recent blog post on the NewSpring Church website encourages Christians to approach their family dynamics while keeping four steps in mind: taking a deep breath, putting others before themselves, watching one's words, and resolving any issues before the day ends.
The city of Falls Church, Virginia backed off its attempt to prevent pro-life Christmas carolers from singing outside an abortion clinic.
The carolers were initially asked by police to stop singing, citing a noise ordinance. After receiving a letter from the Alliance Defending Freedom law group, however, the city changed its tune on Christmas caroling.
"Mom Says/Dad Says," an exclusive Christian parental advice column by Gregory Slayton, former U.S. Ambassador to Bermuda and author of the best-selling book Be a Better Dad Today: Ten Tools Every Father Needs, and his wife, Marina Slayton, author of the new book Be The Best Mom You Can Be. The Slaytons have been featured on Fox and Friends, Focus on the Family Radio and numerous other media outlets. They donate 100% of their royalties from parenting books to fatherhood and family nonprofits.
Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman, Governors Jeb Bush and Sam Brownback and Pastors Tim Keller and Luis Palau, among others, have endorsed the Slaytons. In their exclusive series for The Christian Post, both Marina and Gregory will answer thoughtful Christian parents seeking to raise their children up in the goodness of the Gospel and the Glory of God. If you would like to have Marina and Gregory answer your questions, please contact them via email@example.com.
PARENTS QUESTION: Every year Christmas just seems to get busier and busier for us. We have two young kids, but our parents are getting older and we find ourselves serving them more and more as well as our kids. My husband's parents are quite frail these days and caring for them is taxing, especially since they want to be with us for the holidays. We know that Christmas is meant to be a time of fellowship for our family and closest friends…and a time to reconnect with our Heavenly Father too. But how can we do that in the midst of all the craziness (shopping, planning, travelling, cooking, serving, etc. etc. etc.)? Thank you very much for your advice… more >>
The moment we take our last bite of pie on Thanksgiving, our thoughts turn from turkeys to trees. Radio stations begin to play Christmas music, mall parking lots fill faster than ever and parents everywhere begin to stress out about fulfilling the wish-lists for Santa from children who are suddenly on their best behavior. It is a time filled with yuletide traditions.
But what's the point of it all?
There is nothing wrong with cookies and cocoa or trimming the tree while singing along to Christmas carols. But do our kids know why we are doing it all? Are they aware of more than just Santa Clause, elves and wish lists? Or have we lost sight of the purpose of the traditions? more >>