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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old by Henry Van Dyke (Author), Pearl S. Buck (Author), Beatrice Joy Chute (Author), Ruth Sawyer (Author), Elizabeth Goudge (Author), Selma Lagerlöf (Author), Rebecca Caudill (Author), Madeleine L'Engle (Author), Miriam LeBlanc (Compiler)

Home for Christmas is a new compilation of Christmas stories from multiple authors published by Plough.  Below you can read the summary of the book and my review.

From the Back Cover:
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. With twenty woodcuts by David G. Klein.

My Review:
The stories that are included have differing theologies brought out in their story.  Some are good for reading each night with the kids before bed during the Christmas season, but others seem to teach good works equal salvation which is not scriptural.  So I would be hesitant to recommend this collection of stories as I cannot agree with it theologically.

You can visit Plough's page for Home for Christmas by clicking here. 

***I received this book free from Handlebar in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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