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Carol Stream, Ill.—Thousands of readers have fallen in love with Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts, which spent 60 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list.  Tyndale House Publishers is pleased to announce the release of Voskamp’s first Christmas-themed book, The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas.

In this beautifully designed and exquisitely written gift book, Ann Voskamp reaches back into the pages of the Old Testament and explores the lineage of Christ through the Advent tradition of “The Jesse Tree.”

“This is the love story that’s been coming for you since the beginning,” says Voskamp. “It is possible for you to miss it. To brush past it, to rush through it, to not see how it comes for you up over the edges of everything. …To make a Jesse Tree is to trace the family line and heritage of your own forever family—the family of God."

Through daily readings, profound prayers, and personal reflections, The Greatest Gift helps readers to pause and be still in order to truly celebrate the long-awaited Messiah: the full love story of Christmas.

The Greatest Gift will be available at bookstores nationwide in September 2013.

Ann Voskamp, bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts and A Holy Experience blog, is a writer with DaySpring, a contributing editor to Laity Lodge’s The High Calling, and a global advocate for the poor, traveling several times a year for Compassion International. With a background in psychology and education from York University and the University of Waterloo, Ann and her husband are farmers in the Mennonite countryside of Ontario, raising a half-dozen kids, crops of corn, and the roof of praise.

High-res image of the book and author are available at:
http://mediacenter.tyndale. com/1_products/details.asp? isbn=978-1-4143-8708-6

“So many writers of faith do not do the hard work of literary incarnation: expressing spiritual truth in the material world of daily life. Ann Voskamp does this brilliantly.”
Philip Yancey, New York Times Bestselling author