Wednesday, December 01, 2010

I can't miss this Season
Here is my book list for our Christmas Display and a link to another acapella group Straight No Chaser;
[hat tip]

Christmas Readings

DiCamillo. Great Joy. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2007.
Curr Center PZ7.D5455 Gre 2007
The joy of giving at Christmas to a homeless person.

Fabry, Chris. Away with the Manger: A Spiritually Correct Christmas Story. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1996. Curr. Center PS3556.A26 A9 1996
This book describes the cultural controversies surrounding Christmas.

Fletcher, Susan. Alphabet of Dreams, 2006. Curr. Center PZ7.F6356 Alp 2006
A story set in Ancient Persia, concerning the daughter of one of the Magi and the adventure they embark upon to seek the Messiah.

Freed, Edwin D. The Stories of Jesus' Birth: A Critical Introduction.
St. Louis, Mo.: Chalice, 2001. BT315.3.F74 2001
Although this list is not about the scholarly works on the Nativity, this short introduction to such works is helpful for future studies.

Hillenbrand, Will. Cock-a-Doodle Christmas! New York: Marchall Cavendish, 2007c.
Curr. Center PZ7.H55773 Coc 2007
Animals and the Christmas story are always favorite combinations. They remind us that the entire world is saved by Christmas.

Horsley, Richard, and James Tracy, Eds. Christmas Unwrapped: Consumerism, Christ, and Culture. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press, International, 2001. GT4986.A1 C477 2001
Another more serious consideration about Christmas.

Hughes, David W. The Star of Bethlehem: An Astronomer's Confirmation. New York: Pocket Books, 1979. QB805.H83 1979
An astronomer tackles the problem of the actual Star.

Kidger, Mark. The Star of Bethlehem: An Astronomer's View. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1999. QB805.K525 1999
Another astronomer's conclusions on the Star. The cover is gorgeous.

Moore, Clement C. The Night Before Christmas. New York: Little Brown & Co., 1996b.
Curr Center PS2429.M5 N5 1999b
This edition is illustrated by Tasha Tudor.

---. The Night Before Christmas. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2007c.
Curr Center PS2429.M5 N5 2007c
This edition contains a surprise cutout at the end of the book.

Morpurgo, Michael, and . On Angel Wings. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2007.
Curr Center PZ7.M82712 On 2007
The Angel Gabriel helps a young shepherd learn of the birth of the Messiah

Robinson, Barbara. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. New York: Harper Collins, 1972.
Curr Center PZ7.R5628 Be3
One of the best contemporary stories about Christmas even if it is over 30 years old.

Schaap, James C. Startling Joy : Seven Magical Stories of Christmas. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Revell, 2005. PS3569.C33 S73 2005
Don't have time for a long novel? Try one of these seven short stories about Christmas.

Wangerin, Walter. The Manger is Empty. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1989.
PS3573.A477 M36 1989
Another set of short stories, essays, and poems based on reflections about Christmas.

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Here's one of my favorites, Linda. "Touching Wonder: Recapturing the Awe of Christmas" by John Blase. John just happens to be my former pastor. John also has a blog that I love...
His most recent writings might be good for a second book re: Christmas.