By Asheritah Ciuciu
By learning and studying the many names of Jesus over 25 days, readers will draw closer to Him during the Christmas season. The book also suggests fun family activities and service projects to bring in the spirit of Christmas.
By Michael D. Young
Nothing brings in the Christmas spirit like music! Discover the fascinating stories and interesting facts behind the creation of the season’s most beloved carols. This daily advent collection includes the lyrics, the history, and a QR code to watch a performance of 24 Christmas songs.
By Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens wrote The Life of Our Lord for his children, never intending for the simple stories adapted from the New Testament, to be published. After 85 years, the family decided to publish it for others to learn about the life of Jesus with simple reverence. This edition contains beautiful illustrations by Simon Dewey.
By Sarah Young
This beautifully illustrated board book shares the Christmas story by starting at creation and showing that Jesus has always been present and there was a plan for Christmas. Each page features Bible verses and devotions as it explores the true meaning of the nativity story.
By Connie Schofield-Morrison
Rediscover the joy and magic of Christmas through the eyes of a child. Sleigh bells ringing, carolers singing, chestnuts roasting, and Christmas lights flashing! The joy of giving ushers in the spirit of Christmas!
By Susan Wojciechowski
Adults and children will both be moved by the path of the main character as he recovers from loss and reconnects with others. The story is ultimately uplifting and healing as it creates the ‘human’ side of Christmas magic. It’s an embodiment of what Christmas is all about.
By Susan L. Gong
As a daughter of Chinese immigrants, Ming struggles to fit in in California during the 1930s. Ming’s wise father shows her how to honor her heritage while embracing new customs. This is an educational, inspirational and heartwarming holiday story based on real events.
By Linda Bethers
By Robert Barry
How can one Christmas tree bring joy to a whole forest of critters? Kids will love watching the tree move from home to home. This heartwarming story is the perfect way to start the yuletide season with a focus on generocity and sharing.
Experience the beautiful story that captivated the country about a little owl found in the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Co-written by Ellen Kalish, caretaker of the real owl found inside the world-famous tree, this is a charming story of friendship, compassion, and the true meaning of this special time of year.
Adult Fiction Books
By Dr. Bettye Collier-Thomas
These short stories and poems were originally published in African American newspapers, periodicals, and journals between 1880 and 1953. This collection reflects the Christmas experiences of everyday African Americans during this time period.
By Jason Wright
This modern Christmas classic fills your heart with the true meaning of Christmas. The spirit of Christmas is linked to the spirit of giving and generosity that flourishes at Christmastime. The book will leave your heart filled with love and hope- and maybe you’ll start a new Christmas tradition!
By Glenn Beck
The Christmas Sweater is a fictionalized story of Glenn Beck’s childhood and his last Christmas with his mom. The main character wrestles with himself, his faith, and his family as he finds his life’s path and finally understands the significance of that simple gift his mother had crafted with love. Have a box of tissues!
Many people read this every December. The Mansion is a beautiful reminder of service, compassion, and choosing to listen to our hearts rather than voices seeking only status and notoriety. A great way to invite the Spirit of Christmas and to remember our eternal value in our materialistic society.
Experience the true meaning of Christmas with this giftable volume of Christmas stories from beloved storyteller Max Lucado. In the midst of the bustle and hurry that often distracts us this time of year, these stories free us to explore the ways in which Christ’s coming has forever changed history—and us.
Religious and Nonfiction Books
By Maya Angelou
Amazing Peace is a powerful poem for people of all faiths. Read by the poet at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House on December 1, 2005, this poem inspires all of us to embrace the spirit of Christmas with hope, love, goodwill and peace.
By Mary Holland McCann
This beautiful story of our loving Savior’s mother, Mary, is a remarkable example of quiet, resilient faith and courage in the face of adversity. It surely adds peace, love, and the spirit of Christmas during December and anytime we wish to emulate her loving attributes. .
By Emily Belle Freeman
This beautifully illustrated book combines scriptures and personal experiences to invite you to grow closer to Christ by participating in a 21-day journey. With a focus on prayer and scripture study, you will recognize the hand of God in your life and develop Christ-like qualities.
By Amber Corkin
Within this elegant book are inspiring stories of 34 faithful Bible women from the Old and New Testaments. Perfect for Christmas and year-round, this collection inspires women and girls to develop their own unique strengths and divine characteristics as a daughter of God and woman of faith.
The Peacegiver is a book about the Atonement of Christ unlike any other. It unfolds stories in which the characters learn about the Atonement as they struggle with problems in their lives. Forgiveness, repentance, and forgiving others bring peace that is only available through Christ.
By Brad Wilcox
You will love this warm and tender story of the Messiah in a manger. The author shares many personal experiences, his love of Christmas, and insights into the different symbols of the season. This is the perfect read to curl up by the fire and embrace the spirit of Christmas.
By Sarah Young
Filled with 50 seasonal selections, you’ll feel closer to Jesus as you focus on Him this holiday season. Take a few minutes each day during the holidays to savor the joys and peace of the season with these beautiful, heartwarming Christmas devotions.
By Max Lucado