All I Want For Christmas Children's Leader Guide

Opening the Gifts of God's Grace

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All I Want For Christmas Children's Leader Guide
Paperback ISBN: 9781501824272
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Published September 2016

Receive the life-changing gift of Christmas.

From the time the Wise Men came to bring gifts, Christmas has been a time of giving gifts to our loved ones, to the less fortunate, to the church, to favorite charities, to family, to friends, and even to our pets. In the best spirit of Christmas we give and receive Christmas gifts, remembering the greatest Christmas gift of all…God's gift of the Christ Child, God's gift to us of a Savior.

As we give and receive Christmas gifts, it is incredibly important to remember that the best Christmas gifts are wrapped in heaven. Unfortunately, sometimes we concentrate so much on the gifts we want to give to other and receive from each other that we miss the special gifts Christmas has for us. Christmas has some amazing gifts for us, but the truth is that we need the miracle of God's grace to see them, feel them, hear them, wrap our arms around them, and celebrate them. This study asks a very personal question: "What are the gifts you would really like to receive from Christmas this year?" And that is what this book is all about: our thoughts and ruminations about the amazing, life-changing gifts Christmas has for us!

This Advent study has five sessions: one for each Sunday of Advent and one for Christmas. The guide is simple to use, and includes reproducible activities for each session.


About the Authors

Suzann Wade

Suzann Wade lives in Oklahoma City, OK with her husband, two amazing kids and her two dogs. She is a Diaconal Minister of Birth to College Ministries at Chapel Hill UMC. Suzann is a freelance writer who has written for several publications with the United Methodist Publishing House. Suzann is a 16 year survivor of brain cancer who is committed to helping children and youth of all ages to experience the power of the Holy Spirit and the message of Jesus’ love.

James W. Moore

James W. Moore (1938–2019) was an acclaimed pastor and ordained elder in The United Methodist Church. He led congregations in Jackson, TN; Shreveport, LA; and Houston, TX. The best-selling author of over 40 books, including Yes, Lord, I Have Sinned, But I Have Several Excellent Excuses, he also served as minister-in-residence at Highland Park United Methodist Church.