I have a wonderful Christmas allegory to share with you today, The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado! I found this to be such a meaningful read, and I highly recommend it for you to read any time, not only at Christmas!
About the Book
Title: The Christmas Candle | Author: Max Lucado | Publication Date: October 1, 2013 | Publisher: Thomas Nelson | Pages: 209
(My very cryptic) Summary (because I hate giving anything away!): A family of candlemakers in England receives a mysterious angelic visitation and gift every twenty-five years at Christmas, but on this particular Christmas, things don’t go quite as expected and the candlemaker and his wife are unsure how they are supposed to use the gift this time.
I always find Max Lucado’s stories inspiring. He has a way of spinning an allegory that always touches my heart in a way non-fiction never does. This book did not disappoint. It’s a good story on its own but I loved the deeper meanings! I came away with a number of takeaways – that our job is to spread the Light, not to determine the results; and that despite how unsettling mystery can be, that is where God works. I can definitely see this book becoming an annual Christmas read for me! I really enjoyed it!
Favorite Quotes from the Book
“The mystery of God unsettles us all….But isn’t mystery where God works?”
“A moment of light is better than none!”