Sunday, November 8, 2015

Review: Bob Welch's "52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol"

Quaint. Easy to read. Full of small insights. Bob Welch's "52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol" recaps the Charles Dickens classic through a detailed look at Ebenezer Scrooge, the three ghosts, and various other characters from the story. Welch hopes that his short words of wisdom will, like "Christmas Carol," haunt us pleasantly. His lessons vary from how to deal with grief (like Bob Cratchit) to how to sort out fear and how to live a redeemed life. Our admonitions are nothing particularly unique, but Welch adds extra historical and Scriptural information to make his writing interesting and impacting. I especially appreciated his look at Charles Dickens' Christianity and how it shows up in "Christmas Carol." Ultimately, Welch gives us a sort of devotional book in which the lessons overlap and support each other to encourage readers to act, not just speak, in love.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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