Sunday, December 2, 2007

Home For The Holidays--Day Two of Twenty-Five Reviews of Christmas: Unwrapping Christmas by Lori Copeland

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It's day two of my Home For the Holidays Review Extravaganza--Twenty-Five Days of Christmas Reviews! This is a new release for 2007, and I can't wait to introduce you to it!

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Ever feel like your a hamster on a wheel...going fast, but getting no where? I have that feeling a lot, and never more so that during the holiday season.

So it was a real treat to take time to slow down and enjoy Lori Copeland's new Christmas novella, "Unwrapping Christmas."

It's that time of year again, and already Rose Bergmen is in overdrive. With Advent facts to search out, meals to prepare for her family (tuna again??), packages to wrap, services to attend, a home to decorate, a family feast to plan for, and a myriad of volunteer duties, it's no wonder Rose has lost the wonder of Christmas.

When friends come to her in pain and in need, it's a hug, a prayer and a quick Bible platitude that Rose offers; she just doesn't have time for more than that, and isn't it good enough?

But when an unexpected event forces Rose to slow down and she takes stock in all she does for the Lord, she finds out something she was always too busy to hear, and it sets her free.

I'm far too guilty of Rose's "do all things for all people and be all for everyone" mentality. My husband is forever sitting on me to stop and slow down, and to not put so much pressure on myself. But it's hard to find worth in who I am in Christ without proving it by all that I do.

During this holiday season, make time to pick up a copy of Lori's book, pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea or hot cider, put your feet up, and let the message of Christmas soak into your bones through her powerful writing.

I'm giving "Unwrapping Christmas" five out of five bookmarks, with a tiny day planner that has one thing written in it for the entire month--"Worship the Savior"! I think that's a huge accomplishment already!

Happy Reading!


P.S. My apologies to all who left comments here...but this one is not a part of the giveaway. I'm posting Christmas book giveaways each Friday...every review is NOT a giveaway. I ALWAYS put "giveaway" in the post title so you know to enter.

I am SO sorry for the misunderstanding:-(


Ausjenny said...

this is one book i want i think i will try and get a friend from america to get it as its not here yet that i have seen.

Bebemiqui said...

very timely book. I'd love to read it. :0)

Qtpies7 said...

I love Lori Copeland's books. I haven't heard of Unwrapping Christmas before now and it sounds great. I have tended to be too busy in the past, but Christmas is when I slow down because we have a child who would always get hospitalized at Christmas, and after a few years our doctor told us her body associated being sick and Christmas and to tone it down. Now we keep it that way! The first year we toned it down she got sick but wasn't hospitalized, and it took a couple more before she wasn't sick at all.
OH, off track of course, lol. I would love to read the book, I know it will be good because Lori is an excellent author.

Lesha said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Laura K said...

I guess I'm not the only person who adores Lori Copeland. Please enter me in the contest. Happy Holidays!

Melissa Markham said...

sounds like a book a lot of us could use!