12 Days of Christmas in Review
By Ruth L. Snyder
Thanks for joining us for our version of the 12 Days of Christmas! We hope that you have met some new authors and enjoyed or shared some new books that will become treasured additions to your bookshelf.
We have one more book to introduce to you—an anthology from Canadian Christian writers:
Want to warm your soul for the holidays? Unwrap the true meaning of gift giving with a treasure trove of festive tales.
Sometimes, the best gift is a great story. With 62 heartfelt accounts of the true meaning of Christmas, this anthology is sure to fill even the grouchiest Scrooge with holiday spirit.
Christmas with Hot Apple Cider: Stories from the Season of Giving and Receiving is an eclectic collection of true stories, short fiction, and poetry. With 55 featured authors and poets, the anthology provides a diverse and multidimensional look at the traditions, teachings, and values surrounding the birth of Jesus. Be inspired to share your own stories with the world as you discover a fresh appreciation of the holiday season.
In Christmas with Hot Apple Cider, you’ll delight in stories about:
- An immigrant family puzzling over unfamiliar North American customs
- Grandparents passing down a family tradition to a young grandchild
- An octogenarian remembering the day receiving a Christmas gift was nothing short of a miracle
- A Jewish child longing to celebrate Christmas
- A teacher witnessing the joy of a simple gift at a Nigerian orphanage
- A writer struggling to create a meaningful presentation about the innkeeper
- An Old Order Mennonite teen experiencing Handel’s Messiah live at Massey Hall
- Two women answering a call for help from a remote First Nations community
This anthology boasts inspirational stories you and your family will want to read again and again. If you like the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, strong Christian themes, and stories that make you laugh and cry, then you’ll love this must-have stocking stuffer.
If you missed any of the days, here is a summary of the authors and books:
December 13—Jennifer Waddle—Worst Christmas Break Ever https://www.amazon.com/Worst-Christmas-Break-Ever-Finkley-ebook/dp/B01NBG1QBE
December 14—Ruth L. Snyder—Equipped: Ephesians 6 Devotionals to Empower and Make You Victorious in Everyday Struggles mybook.to/Equipped
December 15—Toni Crowe—Bullets and Bosses Don’t Have Friends https://smile.amazon.com/Bullets-Bosses-Dont-Have-Friends-ebook/dp/B07JH6W8XH/
December 16—Janis Cox—Tadeo Turtle https://www.amazon.ca/TADEO-TURTLE-Janis-Cox/dp/1770696954/
December 17—Marcia Laycock—Love in the Room https://www.amazon.ca/Love-Room-Pondering-Christ-Christmas/dp/1548005185
December 18—Kevin Cunningham—Time With God https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017ETI8SK
December 19—Paula Reinbold—Summer of the Phoenix https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KP927P4
December 20—Janis Cox – Kingdom of Thrim https://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-Thrim-Growing-God/dp/0995229023/
December 21—Marcia Laycock—Christmas https://www.amazon.ca/Christmas-Short-Stories-Stir-Spirit/dp/153982313X/
December 22—Ruth L. Snyder—Twitter Decoded mybook.to/TwitterDecoded
December 23—Toni Crowe—The Daytime Lives of the Ladies of the Night https://smile.amazon.com/Daytime-Lives-Ladies-Night-Boardroom-ebook/dp/B07GT9KYZK/
December 24—Summary Post/Wrap Up—Christmas with Hot Apple Cider https://www.amazon.ca/Christmas-Hot-Apple-Cider-Paperback/dp/1927692415/