Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Christmas Carol Special Addition Book

I'm sorry I'm behind on posting some of my favorite Christmas books. I'm also a believer of keeping the spirit alive the whole year. Being good to others is never a bad thing.

I had the great opportunity read a wonderful book that we actually would read each night a little to the boys! What impressed me was the versus they had with the chapters. Perfect book for year round to read to the kids or yourself. Sometimes we get wrapped up in our world and may not mean to but may become a little shelfish or wrapped up in our own world. Enjoy this book a great tradition of Charles Dickens story from 1843 to our current word times!

Here is a great excerpt that I enjoyed. Make sure you check out this book!
Stave One introduces Ebenezer Scrooge -- a man so self-centered, not even Christmastime can put him in a giving mood. In this discussion we'll examine how selfishness is really our attempt to control our own lives, rather than allow God to lead us. We'll see how selfishness can cut us off from others, putting us in prisons of our own making. We'll also witness the freedom that selflessness can bring. And we'll discover what Jacob Marley laments: that selfishness can not only cheat people out of enjoying an abundant life on earth, but it can also rob them of the greatest treasure anyone could ever have -- eternal life with God.

A. How did Scrooge show his selfishness in the way he acted toward his clerk? toward his nephew? toward the two gentlemen?

B. When his nephew wished Scrooge "A merry Christmas!" Ebenezer replied with "Bah! Humbug!" In other words, he was calling Christmas a bunch of nonsense. Considering what was said in the story, why does Scrooge think Christmas is nonsense? For what other reasons would you think Scrooge might not want to celebrate the birth of Christ?

C. What connections do you see between Scrooge's material, emotional, and spiritual selfishness? How do you see each of these impacting Scrooge's life in Stave One?

D. Jacob Marley tells Scrooge that "no space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunities misused." What opportunities did Marley misuse? What opportunities do we see Scrooge misuse due to his selfishness?

You'll truly enjoy this book , it's a great read and can help many with it's insight and a fresh way of thinking! Thank you to FSB Media Book for another wonderful book that hit close to home and touched my heart!

ABOUT THE BOOK:
A Christmas Carol Special Edition: The Charles Dickens Classic with Christian Insights and Discussion Questions for Groups and Families
~ Charles Dickens (Author), Stephen Skelton (Editor)


1 comment:

  1. I love A Christmas Carol. I have an old, old, old leather bound copy of it. It kind of smells but well, it's old.

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