Finding Christmas: Stories of Startling Joy and Perfect Peace
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A gift. The baby. The pageant. The parties. The worship. The afterglow. The story. These are the elements of almost every Christmas. In Finding Christmas, award-winning author James Calvin Schaap takes a look at each of these elements through seven stories that show how imperfect people can find joy and grace in an imperfect world.
His eyes turn on an outgoing bus driver, a passionate mother, a daughter reluctant to return to church, and even his own assumed-mediocre performance at a Christmas pageant. Along the way, readers see how the amazing message of Christmas can be found in the oddest of places. This heartwarming read is both moving and magical and will help readers usher in a joyful Christmas season even amidst the howling winds of winter.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
short stories, Christmas stories
Schaap, James C., "Finding Christmas: Stories of Startling Joy and Perfect Peace" (2009). Books by Dordt Authors. 10.
Originally published: Startling Joy. c2005.
Table of Contents:
The mystery (Preface) --
Forgetting Jesus --
Facts of life --
She'll love it --
Finding something --
First cry in a stable --
Merry madness --
Joy and miracle.