Estes, Steven. A Better December: Proverbs to Brighten Christmas. New Growth Press, Greensboro, NC. 2013. 96 pages.
While the Christmas season can be a time of celebration, it can also be a time stress and sadness. The hustle and bustle of the reason can cause some to lose sight of the meaning of the holiday. The sting of a loved one’s death can bring sadness to someone still grieving their loss this holiday season. What those stressed and saddened need is wisdom to understand and reason to hope this Christmas season. Steve Estes provides both in his unique work A Better December: Proverbs to Brighten Christmas.
Unique and Unconventional Book
With simple and creative illustrations by Sarah Bland-Halilko, A Better December celebrates the Christmas season in an unconventional way. Estes addresses different themes such as contentment, longings, and disappointment through the telling of stories, interspersing verses from the book of Proverbs along the way. The stories in each chapter are written with wit and wisdom as they tug on the reader’s heart and puts a smile on their face. The stories connect the wisdom of Solomon in the book of Proverbs to real life and ultimately point to the one with a greater wisdom than Solomon, Jesus Christ.
A Wise Choice for A Stocking Stuffer
The unique and unconventional way Steve Estes works to brighten those dealing with the blues of Christmas is captivating and is unlike any Christmas book I have read. Compact in size and under 100 pages, this book can be read in one sitting and its impact extends well beyond Christmas into the new year. If you know someone who needs truth and wisdom to lighten up their life this Christmas season or if you are in need of it yourself, check out A Better December: Proverbs To Brighten Christmas. If you want to help a loved one know how to make it through the Christmas season and into the new year, pick up A Better December by Steven Estes for a stocking stuffer. It would be the wise choice!
I received this book from New Growth Press in exchange for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own and are my honest review of the book.