“Putting God Back in the Holidays” by Penny Thrasher and by Bill Thrasher
“Instead of the joy-filled celebrations that we build up in our minds, the holidays (pick one, any one) can often become stress-filled, money-draining, joy-less days of the year that we just “want to get through.” And it is by our own volition that we have refused too many times to allow our holiday celebrations to be the spiritual experience they are meant to be.
This book has been conceived and designed over 30 years as Dr. Bill Thrasher has spoken to thousands of people, helping them realize the spiritual battle that surrounds their celebration of the holidays. Littered with practical thoughts, ideas, experiences, and stories, Putting God Back in the Holidays will help you and your family celebrate holidays and birthdays with biblical truth in mind.”
I LOVED this book. I didn’t read the whole thing yet but I went through the New Years, Christmas, Thanksgiving and Birthday sections of the book and plan on reading the other holidays closer the actual days.
Each section has us go through what we usually think during that season and helps us figure out how to put God back into focus.
My favorite section was the New Years section. He has us come up with different goals/resolutions for the coming year, gives us different ideas to use and gives us Biblical ways to use these goals.
The Thanksgiving section of this book is fun too, I love the Thanksgiving trivia. What I loved the best out of this whole book was that Dr Thrasher involves his wife with a section called Penny’s Thoughts. It’s nice to get a woman’s point of view with each holiday.
I would recommend this book to all Christian families. I think this world has really gotten off track and off focus of the meaning and purpose of life/celebrations.
* Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a free book from Moody Publishers to facilitate my review. This post reflects my honest, personal opinion which may differ from yours. Product information courtesy of the sponsor. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.