Thursday, December 3, 2009

25 Days, 26 Ways.........

If Christmas seems like it's all about finding the perfect gift, maxing out your credit cards, and endless baking, Collins wants to help you make this Christmas your best holiday ever! In 25 Days, 26 Ways, he blends fascinating stories from history and spiritual truths about the holiday season, gently guiding you toward a new way of thinking about Christmas. Reading this partly devotional, partly practical, and always thoughtful book, you are only twenty-five days and twenty-six ways away from your best Christmas ever!

This is a neat book. The complete title is 25 Days, 26 Ways To Make This Your Best Christmas Ever. Geared for reading a chapter a day for 25 days preceding Christmas, it explores topics such as Rediscovering Advent - telling why we observe it and what it is all about, Escaping The Inner Scrooge, Discovering The True Spirit of Santa, and one of my favorite chapters, Embracing The Gift of Commercialization.

Ace Collins is a great writer. I have read some of his other nonfiction books about Christmas, and they are not a dull read, but informative and interesting at the same time, and this book is no different. I have not read the whole book yet, but have enjoyed what I have read and enjoy his insight and ideas on how to make Christmas better.

I would also recommend a few other titles by Collins: Stories Behind The Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, More Stories Behind The Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, and Stories Behind The Great Traditions of Christmas, and others. Here is a free advertisement for CBD ( - they currently have the three books I just mentioned in a boxed set, paperbacks, for only $4.99, a savings of 80%:

So if you enjoy these types of books, check out not only 25 Days, 26 Ways To Make This Your Best Christmas Ever, but check out Ace Collin's other books.

Available from Zondervan Publishing.

Thanks to Zondervan for the review copy, which was provided to me for reviewing.