Cecil Murphey and Marley Gibson worked as a team in putting together Christmas Miracles. The result is a book that inspires hope and kindles fresh courage in readers’ hearts.
What is Christmas Miracles About
Christmas Miracles is a compilation of true stories as recounted by a number of writers with varying backgrounds. The stories range from families in need receiving great blessings to families who lost a loved one over the Christmas season and how they handled the loss.
Mixed in with these are other charming tales such as the one told through the eyes of an eight year old. As she and her family were sitting down to Christmas dinner, there was a knock at the door. An old woman stood outside asking for lettuce for her rabbit and thread and needle to repair her coat. She ends up sharing their meal with them. The reader will also be drawn in by the story of a woman’s miscarriage and subsequent birth of a Christmas baby.
One of the more unusual tales concerns a young woman stranded in Spain at Christmas and a convent and nuns. Another tells of an erupting volcano and God’s provision as a family undertakes to care for 65 people for three weeks.
The Underlying Theme of Christmas Miracles
The thread that binds these stories together is trust in God and acknowledgement of His great mercy as He works in myriad situations to produce positive outcomes. No matter what the reader’s situation, there is something in this book that will touch the heart strings of everyone who takes time to read through it.
Christmas Miracles is Easy Reading
The book is divided into 48 stories, each averaging four to six pages. This means it can be read story by story and fitted into odd minutes here and there. Although the stories are centered around Christmas, the message remains true all year long and the book can be enjoyed at any time.
More About Christmas Miracles
Christmas Miracles was first published by St Martin’s Press, ISBN 978-0-312-58983-7, in October 2009. It has met with great success and has enjoyed more than one print run.
Christmas Miracles is an ideal gift for a friend or family member going through dark times. Every story is full of hope and reveals a merciful God working behind the scenes. Because the stories are short, the book can be read in small chunks that don’t place demands on busy schedules. In short, it is an inspiring read that belongs on the bookshelves of young and old, believers and unbelievers.