Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas: by Ace Collins

Author: Ace Collins

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The cheer of a crackling hearth fire.

Colorful cards from friends and loved ones.

An evergreen tree festooned with ornaments.

The golden traditions of Christmas—gifts, wreaths, stockings, carols, mistletoe, and more—infuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And, in ways you may not realize, they point us to the birth of Christ.

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas reveals the people, places, and events that shaped the best-loved customs of this merriest of holidays. Here are spiritual insights, true-life tales, and captivating legends to intrigue you and your family and bring new luster and depth to your celebration of Jesus’ birth. Discover how

• after eighteen centuries of all but ignoring the event, churches began to open the door for believers to commemorate Jesus’ incarnation. • the evergreen tree, once a central theme in the worship practices of pagan cultures, came to represent the everlasting love of God. • the magi’s three gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh—are filled with spiritual symbolism.

The traditions of Christmas lend beauty, awe, and hope to the holiday, causing people all over the world to anticipate it with joy. The stories in this book will warm your heart as you rediscover the true and eternal significance of Christmas.

UPC: 025986248802
Series: Stories Behind Books
Features: Illustrated, Index, Price on Product
Physical Info: 0.89" H x 7.46" L x 5.28" W (0.61 lbs) 208 pages
Carton Quantity: 40
Publisher: Zondervan
US SRP: 15.99 US
Binding: Hardcover
Pub Date: October 01, 2003

Additional Information
CPC Categories:
- General Interest | Seasonal Books | Christmas
BISAC Categories:
- Religion | Holidays | Christmas & Advent
LC Subjects:
-Christmas -Christmas decorations
- Theometrics | Evangelical
- Holiday | Christmas
- Religious Orientation | Christian
OCLC Number: OCLC#52311813
Dewey: 394.2663
LCCN: 2003010892

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Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas: by Ace Collins
Author: Ace Collins




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9780310248804 Hardcover 0310248809 $ 11.95
Much like "Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas," this captivating book tells the real inspiration behind the special symbols and acts that have come to mean so much at Christmas.







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