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Peace, Joy and Love: Christmas in Africa

Author and traveler Terry Lister brings back the true meaning of Christmas in Peace, Joy, And Love: Christmas In Africa. In this short page-turner, we go on a journey across Africa and discover the Christmas traditions of African countries. From folklore-based traditions to unique holiday cuisine, there is something to learn on every page. Throughout the book, we are reminded of the true Christmas spirit and how to reshape how we view and celebrate the holiday.

We often forget that Christmas is more than Black Friday shopping sprees, taking pictures at a mall, and opening lavish gifts on a random December morning. If I could sum up the impact of this book in one word, it would be “enlightening.” Lister lays bare the wholesome, unique, and sometimes overly simplistic traditions of many impoverished African communities in an honoring and respectful manner. He does not see these communities as lacking but rather admirable. That gives the reader a more positive perspective on a Holiday that has been taken over by global marketing giants. I appreciated the respect he showed to each African community in his writing.

Lister does a fantastic job at sharing facts in a simplistic but entertaining fashion. It felt easy to retain the information; I often let chapters simmer in my mind before moving on to the next. The photographs were a beautifully added touch. Although many were not high-quality in the traditional sense, they showcased rawness and the natural state of these festivities as if they were happening in real-time. It also added a feel of a travel diary to the overall writing and book that I thoroughly enjoyed – we went on the journey with Lister to discover these traditions.

My reading of Peace, Joy, And Love: Christmas In Africa left me feeling humbled, joyful, and ready to enter the season ahead with a new perspective. If you are looking to switch up your holiday reading from the traditional classic tales, I recommend diving into the Christmas spirit-filled pages of this book.

Pages: 90 | ASIN : B0BGQGC82G

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Inspirations

The first thing readers will notice about author Peterson Francois’s book, Inspirations, is his blunt truthfulness. The author holds nothing back. His narration style is interesting and enlightening.  From his stories, one is inspired to reach for goals as the author has. Francois aims to uplift people through his experiences.

The book starts with some background information about Peter Francois, where he was born, his family, his life in America, his education, and the odd jobs he has taken. The solidity, hope, and positivity displayed by the author are heartening. Francois extensively writes about life as an immigrant, his expectations, disappointments, and facing reality.

As a reader who enjoys self-help and motivational books, you will find this book captivating. The author’s view on life is fascinating. In addition, you will learn from the author’s personality that he extends kindness and grace in his actions and to the people he interacts with.

To help readers identify with his content, Francois further adds real-life situations that other people in his life have gone through. He also talks of issues affecting the world and how they can be tackled. Francois’s connection with God is something to be admired. He talks of his faith in God and how important religion is in his life.

This short book contains guidance that can last one a lifetime. There are plenty of life lessons you will get from this book. Each chapter has something valuable for the reader. Peter Francois’s words instantly affect you in that you feel inspired and ready to face any challenge you encounter, whether in your spiritual life, family life, or career-wise. Four key things that I took away from this book are being responsible, knowing your limits, being positive, and trusting God.

Inspirations: My Vivid Imagination Has Been Transformed into Reality is a thought-provoking book for readers who enjoy inspiring, fulfilling, and uplifting nonfiction. The author’s personal story is filled with advice and encouragement to help people succeed in making their dreams a reality.

Pages: 224 | ASIN : B0792WKKWX

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