Wednesday, December 02, 2009

A Classic Tale

I received this lovely edition of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens in the mail and was surprised to find so many interesting things, that never occurred to me inside. This is a special edition, with Christian insights by Stephen Skelton. While it includes the complete story, it also has sidebars crammed with information about the times and ideas of Dickens. It also includes discussion sections, with key Bible verses at the end of each chapter.

Of course, reading this alone, I had a little trouble with the discussion (I am very chatty, after all) but I think I will be reading this aloud to my grandchildren, and discussing it with them. It will be a lovely cold evening activity that we can enjoy together.I found the explanations of some of the terms used very interesting. For example, a repeater, which could be a gun, a belch, or an Alzheimer's patient, is actually a clock. And a brazier does not hold your boobs up, as my granddaughter wondered.

This book has not lifted my Christmas funk, but it has lightened the load a little.

Many thanks to Julie at FSB Associates for sending this book for review!


  1. Foarte interesant subiectul postat de tine. M-am uitat pe blogul tau si imi place ce am vazut.Cu siguranta am sa il mai vizitez.
    O zi buna!

  2. Christmas Carol I guess is the best book to be read during Christmas. And not to forget I love all of Dicken's works :)