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CHRISTMAS TREASURY

(In the Press)

The Christmas season has an abundance of “wealth” in store for all who wish to draw the most out of it.  Its spiritual significance and symbolism enriches the soul. Its traditions and customs offer a wealth of opportunities for cheerful giving and delightful receiving. Its spirit of uniting minds and hearts, of refreshing friendships and reconciling enemies opens a treasure-house of love, peace and good-will.  

Christmas Treasury seeks to emphasize the true ‘value’ of Christmas with a range of heart-warming, informative and inspiring “nuggets” – concise presentations on a variety of topics that blend mystery and make-believe, fact with fancy, the spiritual and the secular.  

Christmas Treasury has six sections. The first section, Faith and Facts, traces the origin and evolution of Christmas and the beliefs that surround it. The second, Symbols and Sentiments, highlight some of the symbols of this holy season, in the Indian context. The third section, Legends and Legacies, picks up some true-life stories behind the creation of some of our favourite Christmas music and writing. Section four, Christ and Compassion, encapsulates the Christmas spirit – of a God who “empties” himself in order to give himself fully to others, even unto death on the cross. Section five, Rhythm and Rhyme, contains five inspirational poems, Section six has two parts, Gifts and Gaffes, to spread the Christmas cheer.

Christmas Treasury is meant to inform, inspire and entertain. It challenges “men and women of good will” who consider this universally celebrated festival as more than just another red-letter Day on the calendar! It hopes to so ‘enrich’ one and all with the true spirit of Christmas as to enable one to celebrate the joy that the season brings, all the year long! It is a “gift” worth treasuring!  (Foreword)

 

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