The Wise Men Journey Searching for the King:Devotions, Prayers & Bible Stories to Discover the True Excitement of Christmas. Lynette Meintjes, Emily vandenHeever
´´Here´s a song whose lyrics everyone knows and that therefore demands something spectacular to distinguish it. This version, sumptuously illustrated by Long, certainly delivers.´´ - The New York Times The astounding talent of Laurel Long brings this beloved song to life with breathtaking style. Set against a lush countryside, each day brings a new gift elegantly rendered. And like in the verses of the song, the previous gifts are repeated in every illustration, giving this striking artwork a hidden aspect, culminating in a staggering spread featuring them all. Readers will pore over every page, searching for golden rings, turtledoves, and all the rest, secretly tucked into each stunning painting. Laurel Long´s unparalleled style makes this exquisite volume a treasure that will be cherished for years to come. ´´Ms. Long has secreted lyrical clues within each picture that children will relish hunting down.´´ - The Wall Street Journal ´´Long expertly weaves religious and secular images into a visually arresting interpretation of the traditional carol.´´ - Publishers Weekly , starred review
Opening scene... December 1960: Thirteen-year-old Jenny Harper is exploring the caves with her brother Bill and their best friend, Mike. They see a strange shimmering light up ahead. Bill rushes ahead, disappears around the bend. Fade to present day. Thirteen-year-old Jack and his 12-year-old sister Amanda visit their Grandma Jenny in the mountains over the Christmas holiday. They hear the story of a mythical cavern that Grandma went searching for 50 years earlier with her little brother Bill and their best friend, Mike. Her brother was lost, never to be seen again. Drawn to the mystery, Jack and Amanda meet up with Daniel Madsen, a local boy diagnosed with Leukemia and only months to live. He tells them of a boy who went into the caves a few days before Christmas, 1910, and came out three years later telling of ´´The Christmas Cave´´, a world of amazing colors and lights. They find their way to the Christmas Cave and discover much more than they expected. Novella based on the screenplay The Christmas Cave, written by David R. Beshears. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Absalonson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021196/bk_acx0_021196_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Goose´s parents are killed in a car crash on Christmas Eve, his life changes utterly. Living with his increasingly senile Nan, his dog Mutt is the only thing keeping him sane. His only other friend is Frank, a former friend of his father. Frank´s own life is falling apart and he has recruited Goose to help him carry out petty theft around the city. A year to the day since the accident that changed his life, Goose meets Anthony, a strange man who has forgotten who he is, but seems to know more about others than they know about themselves. When Mutt goes missing, Goose has no choice but to rely on Anthony to help find him. In an adventure that draws in Frank, Goose follows Anthony across Manchester. But at the centre of the mystery is Anthony himself: Who is he? How does he know so much? And can he help Goose and the others find what they´re searching for? A major film starred Eddie Izzard. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eddie Izzard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/007353/bk_bbcw_007353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Long ago in London Town, at a time when the muffin man´s cries began the day and the lamplighter ushered in the night, two young orphans lived together in the bleak, cold shelter of a public workhouse. Lucy Wolcott and her little sister Glory have no one in the world but each other. Every day, they labor from dawn to dusk stitching blankets and sacks. There is scant little to eat and the nights are cold and damp. The only ray of light in their lives comes from the stories that Lucy invents, stories about a family she barely remembers, and a lot doll named Morning Glory who, Lucy promises, is destined to return to them someday. When a deadly fever sweeps through the workhouse, the girls flee for their lives to the mean streets of London. There, they desperately try to figure out how to survive. While searching through the muck by the river, Lucy finds an old, discarded doll, which Glory is certain is the long-lost Morning Glory. But Morning Glory is no ordinary doll. And how she leads the girls to the most surprising turns of fortune makes for a heartwarming story that brims with love, hope, and the truest spirit of Christmas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernadette Dunn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000937/bk_blak_000937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Love, Actually… Rumor has it, charming adventurer Christopher Pringle is finally ready to settle down. He´s searching for a free-spirited bride to join him on his travels. But when the matchmaker he hires turns out to be the woman he had a public spat with the day before, nothing goes as planned! Miss Gloria Godwin loves exploring the world… from the safety of a book. She detests her dashing client´s attempts to force her from her comfort zone. It should be easy to marry off the handsome heir to a dukedom. But the more she tries to match him to other women, the harder it gets to say goodbye… New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erica Ridley´s newest regency romance series features twelve delightful laugh-out-loud romps… and plenty of delicious dukes!
An uplifting Christmas romance to warm the heart during this cold holiday season.... Angie Reynolds´ heart aches for a husband and family of her own. Unfortunately, she´s looked for love in all the wrong places with nothing to show for it but disappointment. None of the guys she´s dated is worthy of her, including her ex-husband. This Christmas season looks to be another one spent alone. Yet until Angie realizes her own worth, she will never be able to accept the gift of love from someone like Brad Miller. For all who are searching for their someone special. May the gift of love reach your hearts this holiday season. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Dines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049134/bk_acx0_049134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nicodemus and Pedro, two birds searching for a nesting place, find themselves in the midst of a Christmas pageant.Cheryl Porter Hogue has captured the true meaning of Christmas in the timeless tale of Nicodemus and Pedro. The talking birds exemplify that giving brings happiness to the giver.Cheryl Porter Hogue captured her father´s oral stories in written form so other children can enjoy the flights of Nicodemus and Pedro. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Kilbourne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tate/000308/bk_tate_000308_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mother-to-be Mary Jo Wyse arrives in Cedar Cove on Christmas Eve, searching for her baby´s father. David Rhodes had said he´d be in town. But he isn´t. Which leaves Mary Jo stranded, pregnant and alone. And there´s no room at the local inn.... So Grace Harding brings Mary Jo home to her nearby ranch. She and her husband, Cliff, have a houseful of guests, but they offer her a room over their stable (currently sheltering the animals - including a donkey and a camel - for Cedar Cove´s Nativity pageant!). When Mary Jo goes into labor that night, a young man named Mack McAfee, a paramedic, comes to her rescue, just as her brothers - the three Wyse men - show up in town. The people of Cedar Cove join them in celebrating the birth of baby Noel. But no one has more to celebrate than Mack. Because this Christmas brings him faith, hope and love... What would the holidays be without a Christmas story from Debbie Macomber? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandra Burr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000870/bk_brll_000870_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Has the meaning of Christmas has been lost? How do you bring the true meaning of the holiday back to the season? If you want less focus on presents and more on Christian values, make sure your family has a copy of this book for your Christmas season. In an era when Christmas is often portrayed as little more than a celebration of consumerism, many Christians are searching for a way to offer a deeper appreciation of the holiday to their children and family. New York Times Best Selling Author W. Cleon Skousen´s The Real Story of Christmas reconnects the reader with what Christmas is supposed to be about: peace, goodwill, and the story of Jesus Christ. Skousen breathes new life into the Nativity story, with ample political and historical context. This book lets you meet the people who knew Jesus during his time on earth. Mary and Joseph, Zacharias and Elizabeth, Simeon and Anna, and the three wise men, are brought to life with details of how they learned of the Savior´s coming, and their search for the Child Christ. Dr.Skousen describes in vivid detail the profound experiences these people had when their faith led them to recognize Christ for who He really was, and how we can find the real spirit of Christmas by seeking Christ, and practicing peace and goodwill. Elizabeth W. Roach, reviewing for the Association of Mormon Letters, showered the book with praise, noting that ´´Dr. Skousen´s ´The Real Story of Christmas´ reads like it springs from a father wanting his family to know about what matters most.´´ The book also includes Luke 2, the original biblical account of Jesus´s birth and parts of His childhood. The Real Story of Christmas is a quick read, separated into sections: the perfect book for a few cozy nights of bringing your family closer to Christ--and to each other--during Christmastime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Deakins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026170/bk_acx0_026170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.