Total Christmas Makeover

November 7th, 2017. Filed under: Tuesday's Tempting Reads.

Total Christmas Makeover

by Melissa Spoelstra
Holiday Devotional
Abingdon Press

In the bustle of the Christmas season, it can be easy to get swept up in all of the things to do. But it’s important to pause and remember that our priority should be to spend time celebrating Christ’s birth and not forget to invite Jesus to his own party.

Christmas is far more than a celebration of an event from long ago or a modern holiday centered around shopping. Mindfully take time to listen to how God continues to speak through the Christmas story as the Gospel narratives centered around the birth of Jesus provide encouragement and revelation concerning the love of God and his wisdom for us today.

In Total Christmas Makeover, author and Bible teacher Melissa Spoelstra provides a practical approach for you and your family to turn your attention toward God’s grace day-by-day as you prepare for Christmas. This 31-day devotional presents key scriptures, ideas to implement with each reading, and questions for reflection to guide you in rediscovering rituals, relationship, and rest to connect you more deeply with Christ this holiday season.


I’m always up for a makeover book, but this one is different. It’s a makeover of a person’s insides and views on Christmas.

The world could really use a good makeover like this. I really like the devotional format and the way it’s divided into the three Rs. The practical approach at the end of each chapter really brings it home.

Thank you, Ms Spoelstra, for opening our eyes and hearts to the real celebration of Christmas.

***I received this book free of charge from Litfuse.***


Melissa Spoelstra is a popular women’s conference speaker, Bible teacher, and writer who is madly in love with Jesus and addicted to the study of His Word. Her passion is helping other women to seek Christ and know Him more intimately through serious Bible study, attentiveness to the Holy Spirit, and a tenacious dependence on God at all times, even through the storms of life. She lives in Dublin, Ohio, with her pastor husband and four kids.

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