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Crossway Books & Bibles The 3 Wise Women: A Christmas Reflection

Three women who are an integral part of the Christmas story are highlighted in this compelling gift book and devotional, on Mary, Elisabeth, and Anna, the prophetess. Radio host Christin Ditchfield has provided rich reading for the Advent season, with elegant pages, soft illustrations, and a serious consideration of the holy lives of these three outstanding role models. Consider this a treasure to give, and keep one for yourself; it will surely bless your Christmas season!
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Date:January 13, 2006
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In The Three Wise Women, Christin Ditchfield highlights significant roles three seemingly ordinary women have in the Christmas story. Like the three wise men, these women gave gifts of great value. Because these women came from different stages of life, they each had unique lessons which transcend time. This book takes the reader closer to their stories, which reveal each of their hearts. Christin Ditchfield is a radio program host, a conference speaker, and an author who challenges her readers to deepen their relationship with Christ. This short book, written in three chapters, takes the reader into the lives of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Elizabeth, the mother of the prophet John, and Anna, who speaks of the newborns arrival. She shows how each of these women surrendered their lives to God and to the purposes He had for them. Mary comes into the Christmas story with a willing heart. In a moment she knows that the plans she had were not going to work out in the way in which she had been expecting, yet she responds with willingness and submission to the will of God. Elizabeths part in the story is revealed through her readiness to listen for God, even when it may have appeared that He was not listening. Because she had been listening, she knew to greet her sister as the mother of my Lord. And lastly, because of Annas obedience to worship God through even difficult times and circumstances, she was at the temple when Mary and Joseph arrived to present their child to the Lord. This faithfulness allowed her to speak to all who would listen about the goodness and greatness of our God. She proclaimed His salvation with all her lifes breath. I recommend this book to all women. Lets face it, we women tend to be the keepers of the holidays and this is especially true at Christmas as many of us find ourselves shopping, baking, decorating, and hosting. As we walk through this amazing time of year, may we remain wise.
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