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Christmas – it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Films, TV shows and commercials tell us that everything is great, everyone is happy, even the weather is obliging. But sometimes underneath all the sparkle our hearts have questions, like:
Can Christmas Help Me With My Problems?
Is Christmas Merely ‘Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire’?
How Can Christmas Make Me Happy Forever?
Is Christmas Just Getting ‘Cool Stuff’?
Why Should I Care About Baby Jesus?
What Is the Magic of Christmas?
Can I Have Christmas All Year Round?
Is Christmas Any Different From Other Holiday Programs?
Did It Really Happen? Should I Go To Church At Christmas?
Josh Moody takes the ten most commonly asked questions about Christmas, and shows that better than all the happiness is the true joy of Christmas.
About the Author:
Josh Moody (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton. He is a pastor, author, conference speaker (Moody Founders Week, Basics Conference), and college campus speaker (Yale University, University of Illinois, Durham University, Cambridge University, Oxford University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Southern Theological Seminary, Moody Bible Institute, Gordon Conwell Seminary, Union University, Criswell University). He is the president and founder of God Centered Life Ministries. His books include 7 Days to Change Your Life (Abingdon Press 2017), How Church Can Change Your Life (Christian Focus 2015), Preaching to the Affections (Christian Focus 2014), Journey to Joy (Crossway 2013), Jonathan Edwards and Justification (Crossway 2012), No Other Gospel (Crossway 2011), and The God-Centered Life (Regent 2007; IVP UK 2006). He was an associate fellow of Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University (2007-2011), and his Cambridge University doctorate in Theology was published in 2005. Pastor Josh grew up south of London in England, became a follower of Jesus in the Church of England, was an undergraduate at Cambridge University where he was president of the Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union. He is married to Rochelle and they have four children.
How we view Christmas is often directly connected to how we view the Savior and the Gospel message. As someone that loves and sometimes over–sentimentalizes Christmas, I found myself very refreshed and challenged to think more deeply. This book is bold, wise, and fun – and I’m confident it will increase your love for Christmas, and your love for Jesus every day of the year.
The birth of Jesus Christ radically changed the course of human history. Yet multitudes of people, both within and without the church, have a view of Christmas marked more by sentimentality than by the Scriptures. How Christmas Can Change Your Life provides a trustworthy guide to understanding the real meaning of Christmas.
‘Christmas is not sentimental, it is instrumental.’ Josh Moody helps us see that Christmas doesn’t need to be only a time of hurried traditions and exhausting activity, it can be a season God uses to change our lives. This book will help you thoughtfully celebrate the true magic of Christmas: God making peace with us through the incarnation of Christ.
(Heather Winslow LeFebvre)
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HOW CHRISTMAS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE: ANSWERS TO THE TEN MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT CHRISTMAS, by Josh Moody