It’s truly a miracle in today’s publishing world for any book series to last five – much less twenty years! Yet this is what Christmas in My Heart has done. No one is more surprised at this than Joe Wheeler; he attributes the series’ stubborn refusal to die to be a God-thing. That somehow there is something about each year’s collection of stories that so speaks to hearts everywhere that “completists” (those who have all the books in the series) cannot even imagine facing a new Christmas season without a new collection to feed their souls.
This stellar collection features luminaries such as Elizabeth Goudge, Margaret E. Sangster, Temple Bailey, Margaret Weymouth Jackson, Mike Huckabee, David Doig, Christine Whiting Parmenter, Grace Noll Crowell, and Isobel Stewart. In a world where society appears intent on stripping the Christmas season of the divine reason for its very existence, spiritually based Christmas stories such as these may provide a refuge from electronic strangulation, and an opportunity to read aloud heart-tugging stories incorporating values worth living by to children, teens and adults of all ages. Since we become our favorite stories, the right or wrong story-choices will inevitably determine our eternal destinies. – Joseph Leininger Wheeler.