Make Christmas Feel Real — Read about it
Did you know that our brains suspend disbelief to let us feel that what we read is real? We can feel the emotions involved as if they are happening to us. There is certainly a downside to that, but it is a reminder that reading about Advent, Christmas and Epiphany can be a powerful way to celebrate Christ and deepen our faith. (And that’s what the Bible is about, isn’t it?)
The Reformation Library is well-stocked with books for the season – meditations, prayers and devotions; tellings of the Christmas story for all ages; hymns and carols and their stories; and novels that draw readers into the season. Below are a few. Stop by the library or search from where you are to find something that suits you.
God with us: rediscovering the meaning of Christmas by Scott Cairns. Essays and meditations by well-known writers on religion on Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.
Celebrate Jesus! Family devotions for Advent through Epiphany by Kimberly Ingalls Reese.
Diane Goode’s American Christmas by Diane Goode. A collection of American poems, songs and stories from across our country.
The Legend of St. Nicholas by Demi. The story of the saint and how he became associated with Christmas.