This was a delightful book filled with 4 touching stories of love, family, and life. Each time I opened it I was instantly taken out of my own world and into the Amish community. I have to admit I was sad each time a novella ended, because I would know the end of the story – but not knowing the end allows each story to live on in my own imagination … and I love that!
We could learn a lot from the Amish – especially about celebrating Christmas. As I seek to define my own Radical Christmas, I find myself wishing that there was a real live Amish community close by, so that I could learn from them firsthand. I love the idea of a “First Christmas” and a “Second Christmas” – celebrating the birth of Jesus and the spiritual meaning behind Christmas on Christmas Day and then turning to the spirit of giving on the day after Christmas with the exchanging of presents. It’s a concept that I would love to figure out how to make happen in my own life!
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good book to put you in the Christmas spirit. It’s always hard to find books about Christmas and this one is a real gem!
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