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Publisher's Summary

For many, the Christmas season can be filled with distractions and anxiety rather than the joy and peace it is supposed to bring. In The Christmas Spirit, his first holiday book, Joel Osteen offers uplifting and inspiring stories of family and friends celebrating Christmas traditions that will help readers return to the essence of the holiday by practicing the principles taught by our Savior, Jesus Christ, whose birth we celebrate that day.
With these stories, Joel reminds us all of what is truly important in life. Filled with humorous and compelling holiday memories from Joel’s family and friends, this heartwarming collection will inspire and amuse readers while enhancing their faith in God’s goodness and eternal wisdom.
The stories in The Christmas Spirit reflect that this Christian holiday is a celebration of family: God’s family, our own, and the diverse global family. Friends and families from near and far share faith and Christmas traditions: They laugh together. They grieve together. They support each other. They offer proof that the best way to overcome hurt and loneliness is to reach out to others who may be hurting and lonely, too.
Joel’s unique stories and memories will encourage listeners to savor their own Christmas memories, to share them with loved ones, and to create new memories and traditions that will be passed down for generations to come. For those feeling stressed, hurt, or lacking direction this holiday season, these heartwarming stories will serve as a healing balm and a guiding light to a more hopeful and peaceful holiday.
©2010 Joel Osteen. All rights reserved.; 2010 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
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5 out of 5 stars
By JUDY on 12-03-11

Excellent book to get you in the Christmas spirit!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Christmas Spirit to be better than the print version?

The Christmas Spirit was my very first audible book purchase. I have thought about buying one for a long time, but I usually like to read my books on my kindle or print version. I have been pretty sick and out on medical leave from work and have wanted to get some
reading done, but most of the time since I have been off work, just havent felt like reading a book. I am so thankful for audible books. I bought this Joel Osteen book to help me get into the Christmas spirit and it did a wonderful job. Thank you for offering such a wonderful selection of books as audible books. I listened to the whole book in less than two days and I plan to continue to listen to this audible book several times more the next few weeks so I can allow God's Spirit just to remind me what this Christmas season is all about.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved listening to Joel Osteen peaceful and inspiring voice as he read his book. I felt peace just fill me and my home as I listened.

Which character – as performed by Joel Osteen – was your favorite?

I just loved to listen to Joel tell all about his family and friends memories of Christmas celebrations.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I think a film would be a great idea. I think Joel himself, being the narrator, tell the story of all the wonderful family memories.

Any additional comments?

Joel is one of the most inspirational speakers that I have ever listened to. I hope Joel decides to put all his books as audibles with him do the reading.
Joel, please dont let anyone else do the recording for your books as audible except you.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Pamela J on 12-12-10

Great to spend Christmas with the Osteens

A fun and spirtitual family story that reminds us how magical the season is. I love how Joel talks about the nature of turning tragedy into acts of compassion and even joy. A great new holiday tradition.

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