Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Before Christmas review!

What’s so exciting about the Christmas story? Why not take a look at the backstory to find out? Journey through the Bible to uncover what it says about the birth of Jesus as you examine . . .
His character as God,
His relationship with the Father—the One who sent Him,
His appearances in the Old Testament, and more.
See for yourself how these pre-Bethlehem facts lead into the very first Christmas and how it all comes together in God’s great story of redemption and rescue. Discover the true excitement of the season, which ignites a greater appreciation and wonder for the Savior’s birth.

My thoughts: This little book is a wonderful one to pick up this holiday season, since I loved how it sets the stage for the message of Christmas and Jesus' birth, because His birth is about way more than just a baby born in a manger. It actually reminds me of a song that was included in the Christmas program at church last year, which was titled "It's about the Cross". I love how he draws from history and personal experiences to weave scriptures together. This is an excellent book to celebrate Christmas with!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.

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About the Author:
Bill Crowder, who spent over twenty years in the pastorate, is vice president of ministry content at Our Daily Bread Ministries. He is a contributor to Our Daily Bread and the author of nine books, including My Hope Is in You, Seeing the Heart of Christ, and For This He Came. He and his wife, Marlene, have five children.

More from Bill
During my years as a pastor, I found Christmas and Easter to be challenging. Certainly I love those seasons (for very different reasons), but finding creative ways to retell these important stories was often difficult. But, at one such season I realized that the story we tell at Christmas is not really the whole story. By entering the story at Nazareth or Bethlehem, we enter too late. We can’t simply start with the Baby in the manger—we need to go back. Before time began. To the eternal Christ. Unless we seek to understand Him, we’ll never fully appreciate who He was and why He came. That is the Christmas story. – Bill Crowder

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To celebrate his tour, Bill is giving away the grand prize package of a copy of the book, Starbucks Holiday Blend Coffee, and $10 Amazon card!!
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  1. This book sounds like a wonderful book.

  2. It's nice to be able to focus on stories about Jesus during this time of year.

  3. I appreciate getting to hear about your book. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Wonderful review! Thank you for being part of the tour.

  5. Great reminder that Christmas is about more than a baby in the manger. Looking forward to reading it this Christmas season!