I ran into a friend from my hometown at Barnes and Noble recently. She was there to buy a small Christmas gift to express thanks to a few helpful volunteers. What is her favorite Christmas book to gift? Barbara Robinson’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
If I could gift a book to Storydame readers this Christmas (and I can’t, so don’t get excited!), it would not be a Christmas book even though there are many terrific ones in publication. Some of my favorites are Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, John Grisham’s Skipping Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss.
StoryDame loves stories, stories that are true, stories that reveal us flaws and all, stories that raise a range of emotion from tears to laughter. My favorite book of true tales, flaws and an emotional rollercoaster ride of love, adventure, horrific evils and thrills has to be Epic: The Story God is Telling by John Eldredge.
Epic tells us that we are part of a larger story started before the dawn of time. The stories we love, Eldredge says, are a heart call to this epic. This Christmas season join me as I reread Epic and discover the crucial role that is mine and yours!
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