A Better December: Proverbs to Brighten Christmas

by Steven Estes

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Know someone frazzled, sad, or lonely this Christmas? A Better December by Steve Estes applies Solomon’s Proverbs to holiday stresses. Playful and tiny, this illustrated work would be a good gift for your unbelieving friends as it gently introduces Jesus during a month when they are more receptive.  

Combining true, heart-warming stories with pen-and-ink illustrations, the book uncovers and answers our December longings. Beginning with bite-sized chapters of Solomon's advice to frazzled, lonely people at Christmas, Steven Estes presents the ancient sage as penning his blockbuster Proverbs to help future readers through holiday stress and even sadness. Meant to be shared with all who long for a better December, it points the way to true comfort and a true home.

Author

Steven D. Estes, MDiv, is the Senior Pastor at Community Evangelical Free Church, Elverson, PA; a conference speaker; the author of Called to Die; and the coauthor with Joni Eareckson Tada of A Step Further and When God Weeps. He and his wife Verna have eight children. 

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Know someone frazzled, sad, or lonely this Christmas? A Better December by Steve Estes applies Solomon’s Proverbs to holiday stresses. Playful and tiny, this illustrated work would be a good gift for your unbelieving friends as it gently introduces Jesus during a month when they are more receptive.  

Combining true, heart-warming stories with pen-and-ink illustrations, the book uncovers and answers our December longings. Beginning with bite-sized chapters of Solomon's advice to frazzled, lonely people at Christmas, Steven Estes presents the ancient sage as penning his blockbuster Proverbs to help future readers through holiday stress and even sadness. Meant to be shared with all who long for a better December, it points the way to true comfort and a true home.

Author

Steven D. Estes, MDiv, is the Senior Pastor at Community Evangelical Free Church, Elverson, PA; a conference speaker; the author of Called to Die; and the coauthor with Joni Eareckson Tada of A Step Further and When God Weeps. He and his wife Verna have eight children. 

Endorsements

"I've found it! The perfect gift for special friends at the season of the year that's so full of delights and stresses. This unique little gem of a book seems to have managed lightning strikes on every page—surprise lightning strikes of wit and wisdom that wouldn't let me put it down until I'd explored it to the end, an end that came all too soon. Steve, you've done it again—invented a new genre and made it soar."
Robertson McQuilkin, President Emeritus, Columbia International University

"In a uniquely original style, Steve seamlessly merges poetry, narration, and Scripture, with strikingly creative phrasing. A master of prose, poetry, and the Bible, Steve has written a little book that bends and blends genres. A Better December is a winning combo of insightful content about how to 'do life' (Steve's phrase) and innovative style. We enjoyed this little book so much that when we finished it, we immediately reread it—for its profound biblical tracing from Solomon to Someone, for its emphatic message about 'unstuffing' life, and for its fresh use of language and memorable style."
Don and Jenny Killgallon, coauthors of the Sentence-Composing textbook series. Don teaches writing at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

"In listening and in reading I respond to brevity, clarity, conviction, common sense and love. That describes both the Proverbs of Solomon and my friend Steve Estes's A Better December. In this little book Steve applies his heart to blending Proverbs with Christmas and delivers a strong dose of longing and joy."
Max McLean, President & Artistic Director, Fellowship for the Performing Arts

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whimsical!

This book is a fun of modern day proverbs that are highly applicable to the holiday season. If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be whimsical. It's full of poetry and whimsical drawings that do their part in reminding one about the true reason behind our celebrations. This is a unique book to pick up this holiday season!
I received this book from the publisher. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
Posted by Amanda Holmes on 6th Nov 2018

A Better December

A BETTER DECEMBER is a unique approach to the holiday crazies. Who'd ever think of applying the Book of Proverbs by King Solomon to Christmas? But Mr. Estes did and we will have A BETTER DECEMBER because of it.



King Solomon touched on overspending--or staying within our budget, being a bit over-zealous in our greetings, contentment, surprises, childrens, disappointment and more. Full of poems, proverbs, and wisdom, this book is a great gift for an unbelieving friend or neighbor (gently pointing to the Savior) or for your own coffee table for visitors to thumb through. It might even brighten your own Christmas.



A unique approach --



I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.

Posted by Laura V. Hilton on 24th Oct 2018

Additional info

SKU: 1025
Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours
Weight: 0.45 LBS
Width: 6.30
Height: 6.30
Depth: 0.35
Author: Steven Estes
ISBN-13: 978-1-936768-67-7
ISBN-13 (eBook): 978-1-936768-60-8
Publication Date: 10/01/2013
Format: Hardback
Page Count: 96
Read a Sample: https://newgrowthpress.com/content/Samples/A-Better-December-Sample.pdf