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The Characters of Christmas

By Daniel Darling
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  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Isbn : 0802497942
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 858
  • File Pdf: the-characters-of-christmas.pdf

Book Summary:

Learn Something New This Christmas We hate to admit it, but after years, sometimes even decades, of reading the same Luke 2 story of Christmas, we get a little bored—we lose some of the awe we ought to have when discussing the greatest miracle in history. That’s why The Characters of Christmas was written, to help you take a fresh look at the Christmas story by getting to know the minor characters that played a part in Jesus’ birth, such as Zechariah and Elizabeth, the Shepherds, and Herod. As you slow down, engage your imagination, and enter into the stories of these women and men, you’ll see the most important character—Jesus Christ—with new eyes. And with discussion questions and a Christmas song suggestion at the end of each chapter, it’s perfect for engaging your whole family. Break free from the familiar, and discover something you never knew about the story you’ve always heard.

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  • File Pdf: a-merry-christmas.pdf

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Now in a special holiday edition, the hilariously deranged tale of Santa, fruitcakes, angels, and Kung fu. . . . “Christopher Moore writes novels that are not only hilarious, but fun to read as well. He is an author at the top of his craft.—Nicholas Sparks ’Twas the night before Christmas . . . and all through Pine Cove, Florida, the creatures were stirring in this wonderfully funny tale that gives the spirit of Christmas a whole new meaning.

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  • Pages : 96
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  • File Pdf: a-walk-one-winter-night.pdf

Book Summary:

What started as a simple, late night stroll for a man who needed to clear his head from the hassles of the season turned into a life-changing moment. This enchanting and endearing Christmas tale invites you to take a closer look at the wise men, Mary and Joseph, and even the Christ child himself. Freshly repackaged with updated art throughout, A Walk One Winter Night will open your eyes to the joy and wonder you can experience this holiday season.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
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  • Pages :
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  • File Pdf: the-negro-motorist-green-book.pdf

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The idea of "The Green Book" is to give the Motorist and Tourist a Guide not only of the Hotels and Tourist Homes in all of the large cities, but other classifications that will be found useful wherever he may be. Also facts and information that the Negro Motorist can use and depend upon. There are thousands of places that the public doesn't know about and aren't listed. Perhaps you know of some? If so send in their names and addresses and the kind of business, so that we might pass it along to the rest of your fellow Motorists. You will find it handy on your travels, whether at home or in some other state, and is up to date. Each year we are compiling new lists as some of these places move, or go out of business and new business places are started giving added employment to members of our race.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 1443450243
  • Pages : 240
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  • File Pdf: a-boy-called-christmas.pdf

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Eleven-year-old Nikolas—nicknamed “Christmas”—has received only one toy in his life: a doll carved out of a turnip. Still, he tries hard to believe in happiness, living with his father in the second smallest cottage in all of Finland. Then one day his father goes missing, and Nikolas must travel to the North Pole to save him. Along the way, Nikolas befriends a surly reindeer, bests a troublesome troll, and discovers a hidden world of enchantment in the frozen village of Elfhelm. But the elves of Elfhelm have troubles of their own: Christmas spirit and goodwill are at an all-time low, and Nikolas may be the only person who can fix things—if only he can reach his father before it’s too late. . . . Sparkling with wit and warmth, A Boy Called Christmas is a cheeky new Christmas classic-in-the-making from acclaimed author Matt Haig and illustrator Chris Mould.

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  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
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  • Pages : 192
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  • File Pdf: the-characters-of-creation.pdf

Book Summary:

Most Christians are familiar with the opening words of Genesis: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” But push beyond those iconic words, and sometimes the details get a little hazy. And strange. God walked around in a garden? Eve was made from Adam’s rib? A talking serpent? And what the in the world were the “Nephilim”? In The Characters of Creation, Daniel Darling re-introduces readers to the story they thought they knew. He explains the Bible’s story of how we got here and how things got messed up, and gives fresh insights into the first people in God’s unfolding plan of redemption—from Adam and Eve, The Serpent, Cain and Abel, and Noah.

Morris Dance at Revesby (Folklore History Series)

By T. Fairman Ordish
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1447490541
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 820
  • File Pdf: morris-dance-at-reves.pdf

Book Summary:

Morris dancing is unique to the British Isles. In this book we explore the rich history of this long standing tradition. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Christmas Books

By Charles Dickens,G. K. Chesterton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1528789679
  • Pages : 472
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 482
  • File Pdf: the-christmas-books.pdf

Book Summary:

“The Christmas Books” contains five Christmas novels by Charles Dickens, including: “A Christmas Carol”, “The Chimes”, “The Cricket on the Hearth”, “The Battle of Life", and "The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain”. Dickens's Christmas novels perfectly enraptured the spirit of the Victorian Christmas revival and even inspired a number of traditional aspects of the holiday, including seasonal food and drink, family gatherings, dancing, and more. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812–1870) was an English writer and social critic famous for having created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters. His works became unprecedentedly popular during his life, and today he is commonly regarded as the greatest Victorian-era novelist. Although perhaps better known for such works as “Oliver Twist” or “A Christmas Carol”, Dickens first gained success with the 1836 serial publication of “The Pickwick Papers”, which turned him almost overnight into an international literary celebrity thanks to his humour, satire, and astute observations concerning society and character. This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with an introductory chapter from “Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens” by G. K. Chesterton.

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens,G. K. Chesterton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1528789601
  • Pages : 102
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 399
  • File Pdf: a-christmas-carol.pdf

Book Summary:

“A Christmas Carol” is a 1843 novella by Charles Dickens. It tells the tale of an elderly miser named Ebenezer Scrooge who is transformed into a kinder, gentler man after receiving visitations from his former partner Jacob Marley, together with the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Originally published on the 19th December, the first edition had sold out by Christmas Eve, with a majority of critics giving it agreeable reviews. The story has never been out of print and has been adapted numerous times for film and stage. A classic of English literature and a must-read for fans and collectors of Dickens's seminal work. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812–1870) was an English writer and social critic famous for having created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters. His works became unprecedentedly popular during his life, and today he is commonly regarded as the greatest Victorian-era novelist. Although perhaps better known for such works as “Oliver Twist” or “Great Expectations”, Dickens first gained success with the 1836 serial publication of “The Pickwick Papers”, which turned him almost overnight into an international literary celebrity thanks to his humour, satire, and astute observations concerning society and character. This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with an introductory chapter from “Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens” by G. K. Chesterton.

The Cinema of Preston Sturges

By Alessandro Pirolini
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 0786456140
  • Pages : 212
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 197
  • File Pdf: the-cinema-of-preston-sturges.pdf

Book Summary:

Most published works on writer-director Preston Sturges (1898–1959) have focused on the elements that made him a symbol of classic Hollywood comedy or his contributions to the genre via such 1940s classics as The Lady Eve, Sullivan’s Travels and Miracle of Morgan’s Creek. In contrast, this critical study asserts that there are enough unexplained incongruities, fragmentations and contradictions in Sturges’ output to demand a re-evalution of his place in film history as a predecessor (and perhaps progenitor) of later postmodern filmmakers. Four appendices offer a generous selection of previously unavailable material, including an exclusive interview with the director’s fourth wife Sandy Sturges.

Christmas

By Donald Heinz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Isbn : 1451406959
  • Pages : 274
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 793
  • File Pdf: christmas.pdf

Book Summary:

Christmas: A Festival of Incarnation is a lively, engaging introduction to the history of Christmas: where it comes from, what meanings it holds, and why it is our most treasured celebration. From the origins of Christmas in the sacred texts - of early Christianity to the figure of Santa Claus to the commercial spree of today, Donald Heinz's work is a marvelous pilgrimage through lived religion as it appears in folkways, music, literature, and artùand includes a gallery of images, each capturing the spirit and significance of the nativity story. Provocative and persuasive, this insightful book shows how our "festival of incarnation" invites "wide-angled amazement" at the rich popular and theological meanings that this celebration holds. "Heinz offers a splendid overview on Christmas, blending history, theology, festival culture, and lived religious experiences. Readers will learn from it, perhaps be inspired by it. Recommended reading for both the faithful and those caught up in the spirit of the season but not quite Sure why or how."-Wade Clark Roof J.F Rowny Professor of Religion University of California at Santa Barbara

The Best of Christmas in My Heart

By
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1416553711
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 609
  • File Pdf: the-best-of-christmas-in-my-heart.pdf

Book Summary:

A heartwarming legacy of holiday stories that all ages and all families can share. Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas through this memorable collection from master storyteller Joe Wheeler. Gather the family and pass on the tradition of sharing stories of faith, hope, and love. Write your own memories in the journaling pages to make this book a timeless keepsake.