5 out of 5 stars
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Christmas Renaissance: Stories of Grace, Belief and Spirit by James B. Macomson is a short book of five Christian Christmas stories. You will read about a man who remembers the Christmas he cut down his first Christmas tree with his father and the disappointment he felt when his father refused to cut down the tree he wanted. The second one is about angels who cry tears of gladness and joy in the form of snowflakes over a man. Next is one about a fatherless family who has nothing and is overjoyed on Christmas Day. Following that one is a story of a man who becomes disabled during a war and wants to give back to God and the world for the talented gift he was born with. Finally, you will read about a town devastated by the deaths of seven children, four adults, and their minister after a disease goes through their small town in the foothills of a mountain.
Make sure you grab a box of tissues before reading this book because James B. Macomson does an excellent job of pulling on the reader’s emotions of love, joy, hope, and sadness. The stories involving children demonstrate how different things appear when you are a child compared to when you become an adult. Although the characters and demographics of the book are fully developed, the author has provided illustrations to support them. Each story has a thought-provoking moral lesson. One of the most important lessons I took away from these stories was the reminder that God has plans for every person and creature, and He never forgets us.
I have no negative comments about this fantastic book. Each short story was just the right length to keep me interested and satisfy me with its plot and ending. The only thing I would consider changing in this book would be to add more stories and make it longer.
I am overjoyed to give this short book 5 out of 5 stars. There was no reason to give this book a lower rating because it has no negative aspects and was exceptionally well-edited.
If you are a fan of short Christian stories devoted to Christmas, this is the book I recommend to you. Although this is not a children’s book, these short stories would be perfect for you to read to your children at Christmas to teach them morals and values. If you do not believe in God or Christmas, you may find this book offensive and want to avoid it.
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