Christmas Traditions Around the World!

I’ve always been fascinated by Christmas… the sense of wonder the season creates and God’s precious gift… I’ve also come to love learning about the different customs celebrated around the world. I searched out just a few to share with you here. ENJOY!

BangladeshBangladesh: Bengali Christians celebrate Christmas day as Boro Din, or Great Day. Family and friends are greeted by saying Shubho Boro Din, or Greetings of the Great Day, and offer traditional sweets and pithas (traditional Bengali cakes).

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Bodie Hodge Speaks About The War on Christmas

139786707_aWorking at a publishing company means being surrounded by books. LOTS of books.
Have I mentioned that I love books?
I also love Christmas.

And as this Christmas approaches, I am understandably reminded of the first book that was shared with me when I was hired last November, The War on Christmas.  Written by Bodie Hodge of Answers in Genesis, it was, and still is, one of the most incredible books on Christmas I’ve ever read.   If you’ve ever had questions about the changes in Christmas traditions and beliefs throughout history, you would probably feel the same.  War on Christmas answered questions I didn’t even know I had and from the first time I picked it up, I wanted to know more. Recently I was finally granted an opportunity to ask Bodie Hodge a few of my many questions. Continue Reading →

Moms of Master Books Top 5 of 2014

Well ladies and gentlemen, another year has flown by and it’s December yet again. The Moms of Master Books and I would like to extend our gratitude to you all for your continued support. The team works very hard all year long reviewing a new book each month, sharing their work through blog posts and social media, and attending monthly parties all in an effort to share new Master Books products with you.  That’s a lot to do on top of their busy homeschool schedules but it’s all of you that make it worth it so we want to say THANK YOU.

Thank you for coming each month.
Thank you for sharing in the fun.
Thank you for spreading the word about Master Books!

Top-5-300x200As we do every year, we are taking a break for the month of December.  Instead of a party, these ladies are taking the time to share their Top 5 favorite products from all of 2014.  we hope that they’ll soon be joining your list of favorites too!

Whether you’re a veteran party attendee or you’re just learning about our monthly parties for the first time, you’ll want to watch closely on our Master Books Facebook page to see what new and exciting materials the Moms will be reviewing in 2015!

 

 

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It’s Black Friday all December Long!!!

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Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas shopping is front and center on your to-do list. Yes, yes I know, you swore you’d be done early this year but it just didn’t work out that way and now you’re looking around for great ideas.  Well Master Books wants to help!  We’ve put our heads together and come up with some incredible holiday bundles for you and your family.  There’s something for everyone!

Ken-HamKen Ham fan anyone? By far the biggest savings of them all, this is a bundle that will provide hours of Christian reading for the entire family!  We’ve included everything from the Answers Book for Kids series and the New Answers Book series for adults to original classics like Already Gone, and Raising Godly Children in an Ungodly World. To complete your family apologetics collection, we’ve thrown in a FREE Henry Morris Study Bible.  Have constant access to the thoughts and interpretations of Henry Madison Morris, the man so many of us recognize as the father of the modern creation science movement. Continue Reading →

Announcing the Master Books 2015 Scholarship Essay Contest!

scholarship_blog_image_2015Well ladies and gentlemen, the halfway mark for the school year is fast-approaching and as always, juniors and seniors all across the country are getting prepared to send off their college applications.  As we all know, the costs affiliated with higher education continue to rise and students need every opportunity to lift some of that burden.

Here at Master Books, we are fully dedicated to the success of the students in our homeschool community. To demonstrate that commitment, we are once again committing to come alongside one lucky homeschool student through our annual $3000 Master Books Scholarship Essay Contest.

As in previous years, Master Books will award $3000 to the writer of the winning essay to apply to the costs of tuition and university-provided room and board.  New this year, Master Books has also decided to make their entire digital library available to  the first five runners-up. Entries will be accepted from January 1, 2015 through April 15, 2015.  That’s not that far off so if you have a high school junior  or senior getting ready to head off to college, have them  log on to www.nlpg.com/scholarship for full details!