The Heart of Christmas
A Christian Christmas Anthology ~
A widower has been praying for someone who will love him and his twelve-year old daughter. ~ Instead of turning to God, Paul turns to crime, giving his son the only Christmas gift he wants. ~ Abby’s a woman of faith and Sam’s given up on God. ~ .A woman is about to find out God’s plans for her life are going to take an unlikely turn.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. ~ Luke 2:11
Widower Royce Hilliard has been praying for a new wife, someone who will love him and his twelve-year old daughter, Jen. He doesn't know Jen is praying the same prayer. Beautiful, down-to-earth Noelle Barker seems to be the answer to both their prayers. But Noelle doesn't believe she is mother material, even though she grows to love both Jen and Royce. She allows the ghost of her Christmas past to sabotage her happiness. Will Royce look elsewhere for a new wife or follow his faith and heart? Is Noelle indeed the answer to The Christmas Prayer?
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Amy and Paul’s little boy is dying, and Paul has run out of hope and money. Instead of turning to God, he turns to crime, giving his son the only Christmas gift he’s requested. Pastor Dan, visiting parishioners during the pending birth of their son, meets Paul and senses a spiritual crisis. He approaches Paul the only way he knows how—with prayer. Can he lead him back to his faith? Or will his own faith be shattered when he learns Paul has burglarized his church and gotten Away With the Manger?
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Abby’s a woman of faith and Sam’s given up on God. But when a tragedy befalls her just before Christmas and her faith is tested, Sam finds that God is the only one he can turn to. He prays for something very special and waits to find out if Abby is right. Is God alive and well in Mistletoe, Tennessee–and does He really answer prayers?
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A runaway goat. Infighting in the church over the nativity scene display this year. An atheist in the neighborhood who clearly did not want the crèche the previous Christmas. How could this possibly be a setup for romance? Penny Nichols is about to find out God’s plans for her life are going to take an unlikely turn. Will she walk on that path or will past disappointments cloud her judgment? The Christmas Conflict is a story of trusting God in the face of difficult circumstances.
Authors: Cheryl Norman, Judith Leigh, Patty Howell, Susan R. Sweet