Author: Merrilee Boyack
Release Date: October 2013
Publisher: Deseret Book
Genre: Christmas, Inspiration
Every year at Christmastime with think about getting gifts for family and friends...but have we ever thought about what gifts we can give to Christ?
This book shares 12 gift ideas we can give to Christ.
Each chapter is a different gift and comes with a brief introduction to that gift...
AND THEN you have been given, as a gift from the author, ideas for Personal Scripture Study, ideas for Family Devotionals, ideas for Family Home Evenings (includes songs, stories, games, and activities), and ideas for Just For Christmastime to help you implement that gift!
An AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL book!
So go ahead...choose a gift to give to Christ this year:
*The Gift of Personal Knowledge
*The Gift of Gratitude
*The Gift of Remembrance
*The Gift of Repentance
*The Gift of Obedience
*The Gift of Emulation
*The Gift of Charity
*The Gift of Forgiveness
*The Gift of Faithfulness
*The Gift of Love
*The Gift of a Healing Balm
*The Gift of Joy
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About the Author
Merrilee’s story began as a fourth daughter in a good family in Detroit, Michigan. Shy and significantly insecure, she somehow knew she had something inside just waiting to bloom and blossom.
The day things changed happened in high school. Merrilee was in a skit about Cinderella in the school’s variety show playing one of the ugly stepsisters. As she stepped forward to deliver her single line, a magical thing happened. The audience laughed. Merrilee was transformed and performed a fifteen-minute spontaneous monologue that left the audience roaring with laughter. She was hooked.
Boyack went on to receive her degree in Business Management at Brigham Young University and her law degree at Santa Clara University. She married and had four sons – to her surprise and delight! She established her estate planning law practice—Merrilee-style—working part-time from her home.
Then Merrilee began to speak and later to write. She speaks and writes of her experiences, combining humor, memorable stories, and tender emotion. Of course, her first speech was about overcoming fear—something she had worked hard to master. And she writes of family. Her first best-selling book, “The Parenting Breakthrough”, contained all the practical advice she had learned through raising her four sons and it was followed by “Strangling Your Husband Is NOT an Option” combining her humor with lessons learned in her marriage.
Merrilee now speaks to thousands all over the country. She is a very popular speaker at Time Out for Women and BYU’s Education Week and speaks to all kinds of groups. And she continues to write – “52 Weeks of Fun Family Service,” “Toss the Guilt and Catch the Joy,” and “In Trying Times Just Keep Trying” which chronicles Merrilee’s experience with breast cancer. Merrilee added life coaching to her portfolio career and helps clients move forward with their lives.
Boyack has been politically involved and currently serves as a councilmember in the City of Poway. She has created a number of community programs for community leadership development, care for the homeless, and city-wide emergency preparedness.
Merrilee is truly a renaissance woman – wife, mother, grandmother, lawyer, speaker, author, life coach and community leader. And she has been reborn in the process. She is truly a loving teacher who inspires and motivates others to do good and be good and is committed to the rebirth of others.
(A review copy was provided for this review. However, all reviews are of my own opinion :)