christmasmeditationsChristmas is Not Your Birthday, by Mike Slaughter (248 S). In the midst of holiday shopping, we need a reminder that Christmas is Jesus’ birthday, not ours! This book will help reclaim the broader meaning of Jesus’ birth and experience a Christmas season with more peace and joy than any toy or gadget could ever bring.

A Different Kind of Christmas; Devotions for the Season, by Mike Slaughter (242 S). A companion volume, containing 30 short readings. Each includes a scripture passage, a prayer, and stories about helping others at Christmas.

Preparing for Jesus; Meditations on the Coming of Christ, Advent, Christmas, and the Kingdom, by Walter Wangerin, Jr. (242 W). A devotional journey into the heart of the Christmas season, emphasizing both the intimate nature of the event and its relevance for us today.

Meditations for Advent and Christmas, by James G. Kirk (242 K). Daily Bible passages and reflections from the beginning of Advent until Epiphany, celebrating the many ways the Holy Spirit surprises us and causes us to feel Christ’s presence.

-Carol Jensen, Church Librarian