About the Book
Thirty-one encouraging devotions to help busy moms pause and ponder the true miracles of the Christmas season–the wonder of a Savior who would leave heaven to save us and the love of those who share our home.
Between holiday baking, hunting for the perfect tree, decorating, preparing for visiting relatives, and making sure everyone gets the ideal gift, Christmas can be anything but peaceful for a busy mom. Too often, the stress and busyness of the season make it difficult to find time to just sit and reflect on the wonder of the Savior’s birth.
If this sounds familiar, allow Simply Christmas to be your personal invitation to slow down and savor the beauty of the manger this year. These thirty-one devotions are not dated, so you’re welcome to begin reading anytime–whether that’s on December 1, Christmas Eve, the day after Thanksgiving, or the middle of July–without even a smidgen of guilt or shame.
Accompanied by seasonally inspired full-color photographs, this thirty-one-day devotional brings a bit of calm to each day through a short reflection and Scripture, together with points to ponder and fun ideas for simplifying your Christmas traditions.
In My Opinion
Simply Christmas by Tama Fortner is subtitled A Busy Mom’s Guide to Reclaiming the Peace of the Holidays, but this beautiful little devotional is for more than moms. It’s for any woman who is feeling overwhelmed and run down by the constant expectations and commitments of the holidays.
Fortner’s combination of reflections on the true meaning of Christmas—our savior who came to the earth as an innocent and vulnerable child and all the wonders surrounding his birth—with helpful suggestions to take away some of the stress of the holidays will leave readers feeling like they are not alone in some of the overwhelming expectations while settling your spirit in pure joy of God’s love for us.
It’s okay not to dig out every decoration and put it up this year. It’s okay to make bake and slice cookies instead of starting from scratch. And it’s okay to take time for yourself in this season of giving. And packaged in a hard-bound book with delightful holiday-themed photographs, you are given permission to let go and enjoy this Christmas.
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