||Follow the Star
Stories That Changed My Life
Topic: Religion & Spirituality, Christianity - General
Author: Jakes, T. D.
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Format: Paperback, 230pp
Christmas is a special time of year. Families gather for fancy feasts, and
presents are exchanged. But the true meaning of the holiday does not come
wrapped in brightly colored paper and bows. Scrumptious meals and special
treats are not the reasons for the season. The real gift of Christmas is the
birth of Jesus; the celebration is to honor this miracle with those we love. In
Follow the Star, T. D. Jakes reminds of us what Christmas is all about. He
shares the Christmas stories that have touched his heart and shaped his life.
His childhood memories and deeply personal experiences come alive and
illuminate the meaning of the season: family stories about the worst of times,
when they found the spirit of Christmas despite poverty and hardship; stories
about the best of times, and the need to slow down and appreciate the real
gifts of fellowship, love, and God. Biblical stories magnify the relevance of
this blessed day, and with his unique insight Bishop Jakes lights the way to a
deeper understanding of the holiday.