Title: Sacred Holidays
Author’s Name: Becky Kiser
Publisher: B&H Books
Page Count: 256 Pages
ISBN: 1535914122 (ISBN13: 9781535914123)
Author or Book Website: http://www.beckykiser.com/
Link to Amazon purchase page: Sacred Holidays
Link to Goodreads: Sacred Holidays
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
Do you enter every holiday wanting it to be meaningful, only to find that it feels chaotic with no direction? We set New Year’s goals we can’t keep, struggle to love or be loved on Valentine’s Day, and find it hard to celebrate the risen Jesus when we are searching for the perfect Easter dress. Our summer and back-to-school seasons are whirlwinds, even as adults; we aren’t quite sure what to do with Halloween as Christians; and we feel less than grateful at Thanksgiving because it is sometimes full of complicated people. Even Christmas becomes a challenge, as celebrating Jesus gets lost behind twinkling lights and a mountain of gifts. Holidays are meant to be more than chaos with glimpses of grace; they are meant to draw us closer to God and one another. We want all the whimsy and joy the holidays held when we were children, before life crowded it out. We want the holidays to reflect our love for Jesus and reveal the grace that has been lavished on us, but life is so busy that setting a game plan just doesn’t happen. No more. It’s time to stop trying to survive the holidays or over indulge the whimsy, and instead live in the abundant life God called us to live.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have to say this book was not what I thought it was. I guess I should have looked closer at it before requesting. I am not an overly religious person. I would say I am more spiritual. But this did teach me a little about the holidays and enlightened me a little. That is a good thing.
My Rating of the Book: 3 Stars