Christmas Journeys:
Finding Joy Along the Way

Writer Justin Tull invites you into two worlds: the biblical world of the nativity, rich with its diverse supporting cast and the modern world packed with busy pilgrims in search of Christmas joy. Come and meet a peasant girl, Mary; a common carpenter named Joseph, some scruffy shepherds and the so-called wise men. Then join the journeys of an unlikely trio: Linda, who had every reason to be happy but felt a nagging emptiness; Stuart, a Vietnam vet, who wrestled mightily with poverty and guilt; and Vivian, whose battle with grief had left her weary and alone. Can these three find new joy in the warm embrace of friendship and in the rebirth of faith and hope? Their journeys tell the story.

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Quotes from the book:

“Those who seek to be wise, really wise, will no longer follow the light of a star; they will follow the Light of the world.”

“I have come to believe that unless we reward grief with guaranteed reserved seating, it will always, at the nudging of faith, scoot over and make room for joy.”

“The window rattled once more from the wind, drowning out the flutter of tiny wings. Just outside Vivian's window sill was perched a feathered creature. Her name was JOY!”


“Inspirational, creative, thoughtful, imaginative, perceptive, theologically sound. . . Justin Tull is all of these and much more. This is dramatically evident in his book, Christmas Journeys: Finding Joy along the Way. We have all made the trip to Bethlehem so many times before, but here in this book, Justin takes us on a unique journey to Christmas that is fresh, touching, thought-provoking, encouraging and filled with the miraculous good news of Christmas. As we journey to Christmas through the pages of his innovative book, we do find joy along the way.”
James W. Moore – author of over 40 books and former Senior Pastor of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas (7,500+ members).

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