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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (228 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mike Huckabee Narrator: Mike Huckabee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The New York Times bestseller by the former governor and presidential candidate—an instant classic, reissued for 2010.

Christmas has become synonymous with shopping, overindulging, and stress. But according to Mike Huckabee, that was never God’s intention. Going back to the Nativity, Christmas is supposed to be about simple things: faith, love, family, and hope. The hard part, in today's crazy world, is remembering that those simple things are the most precious. Huckabee recounts twelve Christmas memories that range from his childhood in Arkansas to his years as a young husband and father to his time as a governor and then a presidential candidate. These true stories will help you smile, take a deep breath, and maybe slow down your own holiday treadmill. For instance, as kids, Mike and his sister would sneak open their gifts before Christmas, play with them, then rewrap them so their parents wouldn't notice. The plan worked great until one Christmas when young Mike unwrapped a brand-new football...that was covered in mud. That led to a powerful lesson about patience and a reminder that the best Christmases are the simple ones.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary Ann | 2/13/2014

    " Fun read! Huckabee reminds us that "God continues to speak to us through simple things that no amount of money can buy" like the original Christmas- Christ's birth. I enjoyed all of the stories. Some were touching,others instructive and all were humorous. I am impressed with the humility, insight and humor that shines in his reminiscing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tim Chavel | 1/29/2014

    " I am a huge Huckabee fan! I wish he would have run for President this year. This book is more of a biography than a Christmas book. Even though most of the events center around the Christmas season. One quote from the book I would like to leave with you is found on page 103, "True faith is forged in the furnace, not the showroom." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Niki | 1/6/2014

    " This book was great to read and interesting to find out more about Mike Huckabee's life. It helps me think about the more important things during the Christmas season. It seemed a little more like a memoir of Mike Huckabee's life with some Christmas stories weaved in. He has been through some amazing things in his life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Katie Christian | 12/31/2013

    " Hmm... I'm not sure how to feel about this book. There wasn't exactly anything all that interesting in Mr. Huckabee's stories, but I do truly enjoy memoirs. I think I may have gotten more out of the non-Christmas anecdotes than I did from his holiday tales. He definitely told a couple interesting and/or entertaining moments from his past, so I give him points for that. "

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