It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: A Christmas Amish Courtship

Posted December 18, 2023 by meezcarrie in Amish, Author Interview, Christian, Christmas, contemporary, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) 2023, Jennifer Spredemann, romance / 73 Comments


It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Reads 2023

today’s 2nd book: A Christmas Amish Courtship

We are continuing this year’s blog series spotlighting (over 70 this year) new and recently-released Christmas reads! This is the 7th year for the Christmas Reads Giveaway series, and I think I get more excited about it every year 🙂 Christmas is only ONE WEEK away! So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage (wassail anyone?) and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your bookish Christmas list! And no doubt you know the drill by now – there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!! (Because authors are awesome!)

A Christmas Amish Courtship by Jennifer Spredemann

A CHRISTMAS AMISH COURTSHIP by Jennifer Spredemann
SERIES: 
Amish Courtship #3

GENRE: Contemporary/Amish Romance (Christmas)
PUBLISHER: Blessed Publishing

RELEASE DATE: November 7, 2023
PAGES: 160

 

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it’s all about Jesus

by Jennifer Spredemann, author of A Christmas Amish Courtship

Merry Christmas, readers!

When Carrie asked me to share a Christmas-themed blog post, I mulled over what I would write about then promptly rejected each idea. I wanted something from the Lord, so I prayed that He would give me a special message.

Knowing that I would submit the post today, I hoped that He would deliver soon (LOL) or I wouldn’t have anything. Well, the moment I woke up this morning, God laid something on my heart! He truly is amazing, isn’t He, and ALWAYS on time!

Without further ado…

Pondering all things Christmas…no, not just the manger, or the star, or the shepherds, or the wise men. But ALL things surrounding this holiday. How do other elements of the season (Santa, Snowmen, The Grinch, etc.) apply to the birth and life of our Saviour?

Well, I’m convinced that God wastes nothing. Even the things the world throws at us or what the devil does to take our eyes off Jesus, the true Reason for the season.

Here’s what I’ve got. I hope it’s a blessing!

The Christmas tree – a symbol of the method (the cross) of which our Lord would deliver us from the power of death and hell. He took the curse upon Himself, so we could have eternal life. Corresponding verses: “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” Gal. 3:13-14

The red door with a wreath – Red is a symbol of Christ’s blood shed for us. The door represents Jesus Christ, the only way to Heaven. The green wreath is a never-ending circle, a picture of eternal life.

Verses: “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”  John 10:9

“…by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” Heb. 9:12b

The Grinch – The Grinch represents the devil, who comes to kill, steal, and destroy. It also represents Herod, who tried to kill baby Jesus.

Verses: “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10

“And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.” Matt. 2:13

Santa – He’s a picture of Christ (i.e. He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness’ sake. He lives in the north. He gives gifts.)

“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. 2Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.” Ps. 48: 1-2

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights…” James 1:17a

The gifts – God’s gift to us, His grace

“…he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God…” Eph. 2:7b-8

The snow/snowman – our righteous state before God if we have been saved/brevity of life

Verses: Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18

“(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” 2 Cor. 6:2

“For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” James 4:14b

The lights – These represent Jesus, and our purpose as God’s children here on earth

Verses: “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12 

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matt. 5:14-16 

So, you see, Christmas truly is all about Jesus!

About my giveaway:

The Book Box – Don’t just read the book. Experience it!

What’s included: one signed paperback of A Christmas Amish Courtship, 4-6 wrapped surprise gifts that will be either bookish in nature or correspond with the story. (In other words, the perfect reader gift! 😊)

Note: If you don’t win, you can also order one from my website at www.jenniferspredemann.com/shop


Jennifer Spredemann

USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer (J.E.B.) Spredemann seeks to pen compelling stories that captivate readers and bring glory to GOD. She has authored over three dozen Amish fiction titles in her “can’t-put-down” writing style, some which have won awards. She resides in Indiana Amish Country with her family on a former Amish farm where the documentary Breaking the Silence was filmed. “…Spredemann weaves a thread of love and intrigue into a quilt of faith and values.” – reader review. Connect with Jennifer at her website.


A Christmas Amish Courtship book book giveaway

Jennifer Spredemann is offering a super fun book box – including one signed paperback of A Christmas Amish Courtship and 4-6 wrapped surprise gifts that will be either bookish in nature or correspond with the storyto one of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What makes you want to read A Christmas Amish Courtship by Jennifer Spredemann?

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73 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: A Christmas Amish Courtship

  1. Roxanne C.

    This sounds like a wunderbaar Amish Christmas romance; I seem to always read more Amish fiction during the Christmas season. I appreciate the author’s Christmas-themed post.

  2. Susan Fletcher

    I want to read this book because:
    – Amish fiction is my favorite genre.
    – I haven’t read a book by this author.
    – I love Christmas books.
    – I’m positive it is a great book!

  3. MaryEllen Ashenfelder

    I love reading books about the Amish and a Christmas theme makes the story even more interesting. Thank you. Merry Christmas!

  4. Nancy

    I would like to read A Christmas Amish Courtship by Jennifer Spredemann because it sounds like the characters are interesting.

  5. Peg Fornefelt

    I want to read this book because I love Amish books and books with a Christmas theme, and the fact that it is by Jennifer Spredemann makes it all the better as she is one of my favorite authors!

  6. Kay Garrett

    WOW! A CHRISTMAS AMISH COURTSHIP by Jennifer Spredemann is on my TBR list and I’d love the opportunity to read and review it. Love this author’s books and love the Amish genre. Awesome prize and someone is going to have a great Christmas early just knowing they have won this book box. (Hoping it’s me. LOL) The reasoning behind the items is awesome.

  7. Jackie Tessnair

    I want to read this book for several reasons. One is that I love Amish books and I also love Jennifer’s books. I love how she keep’s Jesus in her stories. Her books always have a message in them. Jennifer is an inspiration. Merry Christmas everyone.

  8. Kasi Walas

    I’m looking forward to reading ‘A Christmas Amish Courtship’ by Jennifer Spredemann because I’m drawn to the unique blend of Amish culture and the festive charm of the Christmas season. Spredemann’s ability to weave heartfelt stories set within the Amish community always intrigues me. The idea of exploring themes of love, faith, and simplicity against the backdrop of the holidays is particularly appealing. I anticipate a story that not only provides a cozy, festive read but also offers insights into a way of life that’s rooted in strong values and traditions. The book promises to be a delightful and uplifting read, perfect for getting into the holiday spirit!

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