As we finish the final week before Christmas Day, let me introduce you to one more of my favorite anthologies for the Christmas season, and one I pull out right after Thanksgiving...
"Heartwarming Christmas Stories" is another collection of fictional tales, but from modern writers in today's Christian publishing industry. These aren't classics, but they are just as warm and inviting as some of the stories we grew up hearing.
In this small volume you'll find "Christmas Express" by Sigmund Brouwer, the story of a Pony Express rider and his Christmas experience. You'll also get to read "Poinsettia Parable" by one of my favorite authors, Angela Hunt.
Some of the authors are a little less known, but their stories are just as sweet and enjoyable to read, such as "Edgar's Gift" by Joe Hilley (he writes crime thrillers that I love), and "Sweet Christmas" by author Jack Cavanaugh (another favorite of mine).
You'll find a story for each of the twelve days of Christmas...in other words, there are 12 stories in this beautiful book! But most wonderful is the introduction titled "The Miracle You Hold In Your Hand":
"In a unique fit of generosity, everyone involved with 'Heartwarming Christmas Stories' has agreed to donate all profits from this book to the ongoing ministry of CCMI around the world..."
To find out more...well, you'll just have to read the book! But believe me, CCMI is doing great things with this money...and that makes it worth buying the book. So, I give "Heartwarming Christmas Stories" five out of five bookmarks, with a tiny globe as a charm.