The Soul of Christmas

published by Franciscan Media | Hardback - With dust jacket | 160 pages
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With his trademark blend of storytelling, faith and psychological insight, New York Times bestselling author Thomas Moore turns his attention to the most enduring story of them all: the birth of Christ in Bethlehem. Moore uses passages from the Gospels, archetypal stories and ancient myths to explore the idea that Christmas can only be fully understood as belonging to everyone—as a plan for the entire human race. This may be the most profound reflection on the meaning of Christmas in a generation.

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Customer Reviews

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Not quite there

I thought the premise, line of thinking, and the various Christmas images/symbols well thought out. The author spoke of wanting something for everyone, and I think that is where it missed. It was for everyone, and then no one too. Since his intent was not to offend, he succeeded. I guess I was waiting for something more in the "ah-ha" realm or even a more direct correlation to either scripture or traditions. Still will recommend it!!

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T.S.
Helpful!

I loved Thomas Moore's Soul of Christmas. He explored the festive side of Christmas showing how the various "rituals" of the season nourish our soul, even if we may not be participating with a special religious or even spiritual intent. I used it as the basis for a very successful homily for Christmas eve.
Excellent, well done and very readable.

D
D.
The Soul of Christmas

I found the book to be a fine co-mingling of the religious symbols and the secular symbols surrounding the winter equinox and Christmas-Epiphany celebrations. Very insightful and it provided me much food for thought.

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D.M.
A wonderful book

This is a book that would appeal to both those who consider themselves religious or secular. It allowed me to see the "material" side of Christmas in a different light. I think I am able to enjoy the trappings of Christmas this year without loosing sight of the spiritual side.

L
L.
The soul, of Christmas

I am half way finished. The beginning was a little slow, but I am enjoying the book now.
If I had a little more time it would be finished.
I plan on finishing it this weekend, it is a quick, but thought provoking read.
Thank you.

Thomas Moore is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, Care of the Soul, Soul Mates, and twenty other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life. He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist, and today he lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, and psychotherapy. He has PhD in religion from Syracuse University, has won several awards for his work, and writes regular columns for Resurgence and Spirituality & Health magazines.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
40%
(2)
40%
(2)
20%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
J.
Not quite there

I thought the premise, line of thinking, and the various Christmas images/symbols well thought out. The author spoke of wanting something for everyone, and I think that is where it missed. It was for everyone, and then no one too. Since his intent was not to offend, he succeeded. I guess I was waiting for something more in the "ah-ha" realm or even a more direct correlation to either scripture or traditions. Still will recommend it!!

T
T.S.
Helpful!

I loved Thomas Moore's Soul of Christmas. He explored the festive side of Christmas showing how the various "rituals" of the season nourish our soul, even if we may not be participating with a special religious or even spiritual intent. I used it as the basis for a very successful homily for Christmas eve.
Excellent, well done and very readable.

D
D.
The Soul of Christmas

I found the book to be a fine co-mingling of the religious symbols and the secular symbols surrounding the winter equinox and Christmas-Epiphany celebrations. Very insightful and it provided me much food for thought.

D
D.M.
A wonderful book

This is a book that would appeal to both those who consider themselves religious or secular. It allowed me to see the "material" side of Christmas in a different light. I think I am able to enjoy the trappings of Christmas this year without loosing sight of the spiritual side.

L
L.
The soul, of Christmas

I am half way finished. The beginning was a little slow, but I am enjoying the book now.
If I had a little more time it would be finished.
I plan on finishing it this weekend, it is a quick, but thought provoking read.
Thank you.