I know it’s early, but it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Okay, so not really. But I couldn’t wait to show you the cover of my mom’s new book! Isn’t it gorgeous?
Here’s the back cover:
Wish me a Merry Christmas.
At a time when Christian values are challenged—when the greeting “Merry Christmas” has been replaced by the supposedly less offensive “Happy Holidays”—Governor Sarah Palin makes the case for bringing back the freedom to express the religious spirit of the season.
In her bestselling books, Going Rogue and America by Heart, Palin has revealed how her strong Christian faith has guided her life and family. Now, in Good Tidings and Great Joy, she discusses one of Christianity’s most sacred celebrations, and how the holiday has been robbed of its meaning and true tradition by the pressures of political correctness.
Palin defends the importance of preserving Jesus Christ in Christmas—whether in public displays, school concerts, and pageants, or in our hearts—and delivers a sharp rebuke to today’s society for the homogenization of the holiday season. Sharing personal memories from Palin Christmases past, she illustrates why she holds the celebration of Jesus Christ’s Nativity so dear.Good Tidings and Great Joy revisits our traditional roots and the true meaning of Christmas. It is a call to action to readers to defend and openly celebrate the joys of their Christianity, and to say to one another, “Merry Christmas!”
I already got my hands on an early copy, and it’s really a pretty book. There are stories, anecdotes, a discussion of the “war on Christmas,” and – I probably shouldn’t reveal this – the best cookie recipe ever. (Mom somehow got her dear friend Juanita to let her publish her Oatmeal Raisin White Chocolate Chip recipe. I’m not sure how that happened, since the last I heard Juanita guarded that recipe like it was gold in Fort Knox.) Anyway, I was surprised at the cute size and shape of the book – it’s more of a “gift book” than her other best selling books. Want to make sure you’re one of the first to get a copy?