Nicola is a UK-born (currently) Gospel Doctrine teacher, who lives in Australia. She likes sleeping when possible, and spending time at the beach, and is the mother of 7 children– with another on the way!
Now, if I’m being honest, I was a little put off by the title. I thought it sounded a little like it would contain yet another reprimand for not having enough ” Christ in Christmas” – you know the people that freely rebuke the buyers of Christmas trees, tinsel, cookies and presents and treat them as signs of apostasy? I was pleasantly surprised to find it wasn’t at all preachy, in fact it was the opposite. (sample page here: Papas sample pages (1))I felt it was sincere and gentle and motivated by love. I realise, however, that this title might make it more appealing to an LDS audience and that maybe I am in a minority of people who get overly sensitive about it around this time of year 😉. Now for the rest of it:
This Christmas story is a wonderfully sweet rendition of a beloved volume of scripture being tenderly shared between a doting grandfather and his adoring granddaughter. My favourite part of the story was the ease with which the love for the Book of Mormon was conveyed across the pages by the grandfather. It was great to see a volume of scripture being revered and held dear by someone at Christmas rather than a few traditional verses of scripture.Read More