21 Days of Christmas, the second book in the Fiction Lover’s Devotional series, will warm your heart with stories about giving, loving, and family. These engaging tales celebrate the hope and joy that make this blessed season unique. At the end of each story you ll find an insightful message that will help you discover anew the true meaning of this special time of year.
So grab a cup of hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick, curl up in your favorite chair beside a picture window overlooking a serene spot, and savor the true meaning of Christmas through these inspirational and encouraging stories.”
I read the first devotional book of this series – 21 Days of Grace – earlier this year (you can read my review here). I enjoyed it so much (even though I’m not really a devotional reader) that I wanted to read the second one, especially since it’s Christmas themed. After all, what’s not to love about Christmas books?
To be perfectly honest, I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first one. As a writer, I paid more attention to the stories than to the devotionals, and the stories were a bit of a let down. It’s not that they were bad, they were just all so similar. There were a few stories that stood out (I especially enjoyed Ide’s contribution to her own collection), but the first part of the book seemed to be very similar stories. That being said, I realize that I’m a really picky reader, and most people probably won’t notice.
As for the devotionals, they’re exactly what I’d expect – hopeful and encouraging, and very Christmas-related.
This series is written for writers, but I don’t think they’re the only people who will enjoy this book. I’d buy this for anyone who enjoys short stories or devotionals – it’s a great way to reflect on some of God’s lessons.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.