A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Nov 3, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
32 Reviews
The New York Times bestseller by the former governor and presidential candidate-an instant classic, reissued for 2010.

Christmas has become synonymous with shopping, overindulging, and stress. But according to Mike Huckabee, that was never God's intention. Going back to the Nativity, Christmas is supposed to be about simple things: faith, love, family, and hope. The hard part, in today's crazy world, is remembering that those simple things are the most precious.

Huckabee recounts twelve Christmas memories that range from his childhood in Arkansas to his years as a young husband and father to his time as a governor and then a presidential candidate. These true stories will help you smile, take a deep breath, and maybe slow down your own holiday treadmill.

For instance, as kids, Mike and his sister would sneak open their gifts before Christmas, play with them, then rewrap them so their parents wouldn't notice. The plan worked great until one Christmas when young Mike unwrapped a brand-new football...that was covered in mud. That led to a powerful lesson about patience and a reminder that the best Christmases are the simple ones.
  

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Review: A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit

User Review  - Pearl King - Goodreads

Very good book. Mike Huckabee knows what Christmas is about and shares his personal experiences as a child in simpler times. Read full review

Review: A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit

User Review  - Goodreads

Very good book. Mike Huckabee knows what Christmas is about and shares his personal experiences as a child in simpler times. Read full review

Contents

Title Page Copyright Page Introduction
Patience
Sacrifice
Loneliness
Family
Traditions
Crisis
Hope
Stability
Limitations
Transitions
Faith
Rewards Acknowledgements
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

MIKE HUCKABEE hosts the popular talk show Huckabee on Fox News Channel and The Mike Huckabee Show each weekday on Cumulus Radio and presents ďThe Huckabee ReportĒ com≠mentary three times daily on six hundred radio stations. He served as lieutenant governor of Arkan≠sas from 1993 to 1996 and as governor from 1996 to 2007. During the 2008 presidential race he came in sec≠ond place for the Republican nomination. His previous books include the New York Times bestsellers Do the Right Thing, A Simple Christmas, and A Simple Govern≠ment. He and his wife of thirty-eight years, Janet, have three grown children and three dogs.†Visit www.MikeHuckabee.com

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