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Excellent book for Advent and Christmas

  • Apr 9, 2013
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Did you know the early Christians didn’t even celebrate Christmas? Going back to our Christian roots might make some surprising differences to seasonal and social celebrations, but author E. G. Lewis wisely sidesteps the whole “war against Christmas” debate by reminding his readers to concentrate on themselves and their own homes, not what they neighbors are doing. He then proceeds to offer a wealth of material including well-researched history, social customs, scriptural and symbolic meanings, even recipes and more, to challenge and inform his readers in the season of Advent.
Why was there a census in Judea? Which “inn” had no room? Who were the shepherds? And who invented the crèches we use to celebrate the Christmas season? Thoughtful, thought-provoking, informative and fun, All Things Christmas is a thoroughly enjoyable Advent book that I’ll plan to read again when Advent returns.
 
Disclosure: The author kindly gave me a free ecopy which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Writing has always been a major part of E. G Lewis’ life. A former newspaper editor and publisher, his articles have appeared in many national and regional magazines. He also wrote and directed corporate training films. Mr. Lewis writes both Commercial and Biblical Fiction as well as Non-Fiction. He began work on the Seeds of Christianity™ Series in 2008. The first book, WITNESS, was published in December, 2009. The second in the series, DISCIPLE, came out in June, 2010. The third book, APOSTLE, was released in April, 2011and book four, MARTYR, appeared in February, 2012. He also has a number of Christian and general interest Non-Fiction eBooks. The first volumes in his Rome eBook series are slated for Fall of 2012. He also has published two Contemporary novels, PROMISES and LOST. Mr. Lewis has a graduate degree in Economics from Ohio State University and worked in management and corporate planning before becoming a fulltime novelist. He and his wife Gail, also a writer and editor, live on the Southern Oregon Coast.
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