Review: Total Christmas Makeover
About the book:
`Total Christmas Makeover` is a devotional by author Melissa Spoelstra. There are 31 devotionals written especially for the Christmas season. The scriptures are taken from several different Bibles: New Living Translation, New International Version, English Standard Version, Holman Christian Standard Bible, and the King James Version.
There are three sections that pertain to the Christmas season: Ritual, Relationships, and Rest. Melissa is quick to tell the reader they don't have to throw out all their rituals. But, reconsider them by prioritizing traditions, rediscover why we prioritize certain traditions and incorporate new traditions. During the Christmas season don't forget to focus on your relationships. With so much to do it's easy to lose track of our relationships. Lastly, remember to rest. This could be any number of ways: stop all ordinary work, gather for holy assembly, complete rest, present the Lord with special gifts, denying self, and make this a solemn occasion.
I found this devotional easy to use and could make a great family or book club selection. It would also be good for individuals. Each day begins with a Bible verse, a short script written by Melissa, and a prayer. At the end of each chapter are Questions for Reflection and A Practical Approach which includes an activity for the family on what that day's devotional was about. I chose this book because of the emphasis on Christmas and because I love the cover.
I would recommend this devotional to families, book clubs, and individuals. The print is easy to read and my overall feeling is I love it.
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Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."