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Do You See What I See?: Exploring the Christmas of Every Day

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If a poll were taken of Old Testament Jews on the birth of their Lord and Savior, what percentage do you think would have predicted that the cast of characters would be a virgin teenager betrothed to a lowly carpenter, barnyard animals, and stinky shepherds? Probably not many.

In Do You See What I See? Pastor Ross Parsley shows how God uses ordinary people to fulfill His pl
Kindle Edition, New Edition, 131 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by David C. Cook (first published October 1st 2008)
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This is a very quick, very easy to read Christmas Devotional. It focuses on the role of the shepherds and the wise men in the nativity story and how we can learn lessons from them to apply to every day life. I really liked this devotional.
An encouraging book, guiding the reader to look more closely at the Christmas story and apply it to their own lives.
Nov 20, 2016 Deb rated it it was amazing
Awesome contemporary rendering of the Christmas story that brings it to life in a new way. Having grown up in a Christian home, the Christmas story becomes common place so I used this book this year to cause me to see the story in a way I never had before. I even ended up using part of this book for our family reading on Christmas Eve.
Jun 21, 2013 Barbara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author drives home the realistic aspects of the Christmas story. When we read the account in the Bible and believe that God can do all things, we think all is peachy keen with Joseph and Mary. But it wasn't. They both had doubts and struggles. We tend to overlook these points when we read the story of Jesus' birth. This was a delightful story~~one that I will read again next year.
This short Advent devotional emphasizes how God used ordinary people to do extraordinary things in the first Advent, and He can do the same thing today. We need to be open to God's call and realize that He can use us, ordinary as we are, to carry out his extraordinary miracles. We have to be open to His call and willing to take risks to answer His call.
shari arnold
Feb 22, 2016 shari arnold rated it it was amazing
Great read

Reminds us God will or is using us to disciple others. Easy to understand and told in a fun and educational way. Loved it. The author is bible educated and shares it in layman terms so you can enjoy its simplicity and even better relate to it
Dec 23, 2012 Meghan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great little book to read during the holidays, one that shows that you don't have to be an amazing person to do good things. I really liked the questions throughout the book that challenged you to put yourself in each character they were discussing's shoes. Definitely worth a look.
This book was alright, but very short, and none of the points made by the author seemed extremely new and insightful. It did do an excellent job of pointing out how God often uses very ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
John H. Warren III
Dec 26, 2015 John H. Warren III rated it it was amazing
Great read for this holiday season

Easy and simple read to introduce my family to the finer points of the Christmas story and how God, as Father, used ordinary men and women to tell and build and extraordinary story. Amen!
Dec 14, 2015 Sheila rated it it was amazing
Refreshing and inspiring

This book opens a window to the birth of Christ as if you were there and provides insight to what life was like. I feel inspired to follow Him and His plan for my life.
Dec 18, 2008 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Ross and this waaas a book I can read again and again and even use in a small group as it has thought provoking questions. Makes you remember Christmas story is awesome but you can use the things in the story everyday year round.
Dec 27, 2012 Debbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good little book that works through the Christmas story and the song explaining that God uses ordinary people and all the extraordinary things we all have the opportunity to see.
Jan 05, 2016 Cynthia rated it it was ok
Not the inspirational Christmas read I'd hoped for. Basically just a bunch of pages that remind me that God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things.
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