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Episode 359 - The Spirit of Christmas

Ep. 359

In this episode, as we get ready to celebrate Christmas, we dive into three stories that perfectly represent Jesus' work and influence in our lives.

First, we analyze Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation and his encounter with the authentic Christmas Spirit. Then we enjoy the overview of "It's A Wonderful Life," the movie written and directed by Frank Capra, which shares the story of George Bailey, and it's a constant reminder that the world wouldn't be the same place without us.

Lastly, we dive into "The Christmas Spirit Strikes Again," a true story published in Reader's Digest that narrates the love between two sisters during the holiday season.

Tune in to Episode 359 of Becoming Your Best, let yourself be flooded with Christmas Spirit, and be the best you can be during the holidays.

In This Episode, You Will Learn: 

  • About the trip to Mauritania that inspired today's episode (2:21) 
  • The beautiful message behind "A Christmas Carol" (4:49) 
  • Every one of us makes a difference. George Bailey's story (9:31) 
  • The Christmas Spirit strikes again (16:13)

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