About the Author

Emily Freeman took her first creative writing class in high school and has loved writing ever since. She finds great joy in studying the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Her deep love of the scriptures comes from a desire to find their application in everyday life. She is the author of several books, including The Peter Potential:  Discover the Life you Were Meant to Live; 21 Days Closer to Christ; and Written On Our Hearts: Invitations from the Old Testament.  Emily also blogs at Daily Closer to Christ and Multiply Goodness.

There is nothing Emily enjoys more for breakfast than a bowl of coconut ice cream, strawberries, and toasted coconut. Other favorites include parades, vacations, firework displays, and going for a long walk with a good friend. Emily and her husband, Greg, live in Lehi, Utah, with their four children, whom she adores. 

About the Book

Discover how each figure of the nativity can lead your family closer to Christ this Christmas season. Learn the tradition of the tinkling bell, whip up a batch of French cocoa, create a tender mercy tree, and find ways to make your gift-giving more meaningful as Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas guides you through seven meaningful traditions inspired by the nativity setting. These simple experiences will give you an opportunity to escape from the frantic busyness of the Christmas season to spend time reflecting on the Savior and the miracle of His birth.
It was wonderful last year to have ready made devotionals to do throughout December as part of our Christmas school or for family home evening.

In all the energy and excitement and busyness of the holiday season it was like a balm to the soul to have those moments of blessed, holy stillness as our family took the time to focus even more on the miracle of the Christ child and the joy, love, and hope He brings.

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With my young family, I really want to start having more Christ-centered traditions during Christmastime. I want my children to think about giving, love, kindness, and of course the birth of Christ. Celebrating A Christ-Centered Christmas is a quick read that is full of great ideas! I love the feelings I felt while reading this book. It has really gotten me motivated to make sure that our family traditions are more focused on Christ with Santa still there, but just not the main focus.