A Treasury of Christmas Miracles
by Karen Kingsbury
Joyful, inspiring, and full of hope–A Treasury of Christmas Miracles is a compilation of about fourteen true stories where people were blessed with a miracle, many connected to Christmastime.
“Unfortunately we live with a sense of urgency for all the wrong reasons. Perhaps our time would be better spent looking for the miracles that so clearly exist around us. Especially during the Christmas season.”
The stories are said to be true, but they’ve been fictionalized to protect the privacy of the people they belong to. Each one shows how God is ever-present in our lives. Some of the stories involve healing, lost items, and lives saved. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I did enjoy the stories on healing the most. One story about a 37-year-old man with appendicitis was very compelling.
When reading this book I guess you just have to ask yourself: are you a person who believes in miracles? I, for one, am. It’s my belief that there are miracles happening around us all the time, even when we don’t see them. I’ve had unexplainable things happen to me in my own life–things that in no way could just be luck or coincidence. We all have our own beliefs, but whether or not you’re a believer in God, anyone can enjoy this book; although, there is mention of God throughout and the people in the stories are also believers. Readers may question the spiritual credibility of the stories as some are more compelling than others.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read. My only complaint is that it wasn’t as Christmassy as I expected. The book is relatively short at about 170 pages and a quick read. If you like inspirational stories about miracles, give this book a try.
- Series: Miracle Books Collection
- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: FaithWords; 1st edition (September 26, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446193925
- ISBN-13: 978-0446193924
#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury’s classic collection of true stories that celebrates the wonder of Christmas is now available with an updated cover. An incredible chance encounter that changes everything…help that suddenly appears from nowhere…kindness handed to us when it is least expected. We have all experienced miracles in our lives. In A TREASURY OF CHRISTMAS MIRACLES, Karen Kingsbury presents a collection of real-life stories about people whose lives were changed by the mystery of Christmas. With an uplifting voice, she shares undeniable proof of God’s presence in our lives and gives us a joyous reminder of the true meaning of Christmas: the greatest miracle of all is opening our hearts to love.
This is book #5 for the 20 Books for Christmas reading challenge. You can click on the image below if you’d like to see my progress or find out how to join in!
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