Monday, November 5, 2018
A Better December
Know someone frazzled, sad, or lonely this Christmas? A Better December by Steve Estes applies Solomon’s Proverbs to holiday stresses. Playful and tiny, this illustrated work would be a good gift for your unbelieving friends as it gently introduces Jesus during a month when they are more receptive.
Combining true, heart-warming stories with pen-and-ink illustrations, the book uncovers and answers our December longings. Beginning with bite-sized chapters of Solomon's advice to frazzled, lonely people at Christmas, Steven Estes presents the ancient sage as penning his blockbuster Proverbs to help future readers through holiday stress and even sadness. Meant to be shared with all who long for a better December, it points the way to true comfort and a true home.
Steven D. Estes, MDiv, is the Senior Pastor at Community Evangelical Free Church, Elverson, PA; a conference speaker; the author of Called to Die; and the coauthor with Joni Eareckson Tada of A Step Further and When God Weeps. He and his wife Verna have eight children.
My thoughts: This book is a fun of modern day proverbs that are highly applicable to the holiday season. If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be whimsical. It's full of poetry and whimsical drawings that do their part in reminding one about the true reason behind our celebrations. This is a unique book to pick up this holiday season!
I received this book from the publisher. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.