Review: Glad Tidings: A Flash Fiction Advent Calendar

Glad Tidings: A Flash Fiction Advent Calendar by Angie Thompson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I’m not sure I’ve ever read a book like this one – twenty-five short, flash fiction stories that all relate to the Christmas story. I knew I enjoyed Angie Thompson’s writing (I was fully convinced after reading A Threat and a Promise), but I wasn’t expecting every single one of these little stories to be so moving!

I loved the way Angie creatively approached each of the “prompts” (words that connect to the Christmas story). The stories were all set in different eras and included all different types and ages of characters. Just the sheer amount of creative work was so amazing! And then when we get down to the themes of each of these little stories … each one was so profound, touching the reader so deeply. Was every story deep and complex? No, but the simplicity added to the sweetness. I absolutely loved this book, and it truly pointed to the real reason for Christmas – the birth of a Savior Who came to save lost sinners like me and you. This book serves as a perfect Advent calendar, but I wouldn’t mind reading it at any time of the year. These truths relate to all time, not just at Christmas. I highly recommend this book to anyone who’s looking for sweet Christmas stories or anyone who enjoys beautiful little stories with truth-filled themes!

Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher/author. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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