Imagine a Christmas tree with ornaments of all kinds of shapes, colors and sizes and that will give you something of an idea of what to expect from Max Lucado’s book Christmas Stories: Heartwarming Classics of Angels, A Manger and the Birth of Hope (Thomas Nelson). Filled with inspiring stories that take place everywhere from Bethlehem to small-town Texas, the unifying thread is the thrill of hope. “In the mystery of Christmas, we find its majesty,” Max says, “the mystery of how God became flesh, why He chose to come, and how much He must love His people.”

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