Home for Christmas – Stories for Young & Old

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.

Home For Christmas
Stories for Young and Old
Book Review

I received the “Home for Christmas” book from Handlebar Publishing and couldn’t wait to read it. I was hoping to receive it awhile before Christmas and when the times here got crazy with so much to do. However, the shipment was delayed and it showed up right about when I was planning for the events. My son’s birthday is the 20th, my father-in-law’s is the 21st and then with Christmas, family being here, and all of the other things going on, I didn’t have much time to breathe, much less sit down and read a book.

Well, now with Christmas behind us and the New Year closing in, I finally got time to sit and enjoy the stories of “Home for Christmas”. I didn’t know exactly what it would be about, but seeing that the authors of the stories were Henry Van Dyke, Elizabeth Goudge and many other great ones, I was excited to get started.

There were many great stories, and all were of the amount of pages that it would be perfect to sit and read while enjoying your coffee, or as a family around bedtime. Their were great memories and traditions that made you smile, and made you think. I really loved this book and will definitely keep it to read again next year and share with family & friends. Thanks Handlebar for another great read – you guys never disappoint! 🙂


About The Book:

For readers who are tired of Christmas commercialism, or who feel that Santa Claus and reindeer don’t tell the whole story, these classic gems provide a winning alternative. Selected for their insightfulness, spiritual value, and literary quality (nothing moralistic here) they project the spirit of the season in a fresh, compelling manner that will resonate with readers of all ages – from children too young to read to themselves, to parents and grandparents who enjoy reading stories aloud. Home for Christmas includes time-tested favorites by some of the world’s most beloved children’s authors.

They are some of the warmest childhood memories, those unhurried evenings around the fireplace, Christmas tree, or dinner table, when there was time for a story… Now, with this collection, you can keep the story-telling tradition alive in your family, and pass it on to your children or grandchildren.

Home for Christmas includes twenty time-­honored ­favorites including several by world-famous children’s authors – Selma Lagerlöf, Henry van Dyke, Ruth Sawyer, B. J. Chute, Elizabeth Goudge, Pearl S. Buck, Nikolai S. Lesskov, Madeleine L Engle, Ernst Wiechert, and Rebecca Caudill; others are little-known European tales not available in English anywhere else. Selected for their literary quality and their spiritual integrity, they will resonate with readers of all ages, year after year.


About The Publisher:

todayPlough Publishing House, founded in 1920, is an independent publisher of books on faith, society, and the spiritual life. We’re based in Walden, New York with branches in the United Kingdom and Australia. We also publish Plough Quarterly, a bold new magazine of stories, ideas, and culture to inspire faith and action. In addition, we serve up fresh views and insights daily online. Because we believe in quality over quantity, we’re able to lavish attention on every project. We devote rigorous attention to editing and design, and we stand behind each of our titles with strong and innovative promotion. Plough has always aspired to be more than just another publisher – our goal is to help build a worldwide network of writers, readers and doers who, while belonging to diverse traditions, share a common conviction: that faith has the power to transform every aspect of life. Plough is operated by Church Communities Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit that supports hundreds of charities, churches, and educational projects, including Breaking the Cycle, a program promoting nonviolent conflict resolution in schools. We are the publishing house of the Bruderhof, an international movement of Christian communities whose members are called to follow Jesus together in the spirit of the Sermon on the Mount and of the first church in Jerusalem, sharing all our talents, income, and possessions (Acts 2 and 4). Bruderhof communities, which include both families and single people from a wide range of backgrounds, are located in the United States, England, Germany, Australia, and Paraguay.


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