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The Christ of Christmas

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The Christmas story evokes many touching images. Halos, fresh hay, shepherds carrying newborn lambs and young motherhood in blue homespun. It s enough to bring tears to the eyes of Christmastime churchgoers. But the Christmas story is more than sentimental - it is powerful. It deals with real people, it involves pain and it is one the most strikingly unusual stories in all ...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published July 29th 2009 by P & R Publishing (first published October 1983)
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Julie Biles
Dec 20, 2015 Julie Biles rated it it was amazing
Honestly, my intention for reading this book at Christmastime was wrapped up in the idea that I desired to celebrate more thoughtfully the true meaning of Christmas and that desire was certainly encouraged in the quiet reading times stolen away from the crazy busyness of the season.
But surprised I was by the incredible depth of theological riches Boice packs into less than 200 pages!
"Christmas cries out,'Joy to the world!" Reading about the people of Christmas and the recorded words spoken abo
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Mark A Powell
Dec 30, 2013 Mark A Powell rated it liked it
Culled from sermons preached around Christmas during the first twenty years of his ministry, this reprint from Boice provides useful insight into the way Scripture presents the birth of Christ. Boice looks at some lesser-known figures of the Christmas story and also adeptly fits the birth of Christ into context with His later death and resurrection. While not very in-depth, it remains a solid look at one of the single most important events in human history.
Angie Vallejo
Jan 14, 2016 Angie Vallejo rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian-living
Great book that gives more detailed information of the virgin birth and the people involved in the Christmas story. This is a compilation of some of his Christmas sermons, but they flow wonderfully together without repetition. I highly recommend this book any time of the year!
Evan G
Dec 27, 2012 Evan G rated it it was amazing
I am glad i read this during the Christmas season. I helped me further understand the reason for Christ to come to Earth. I just put me in the right frame of mind for Christmas. I am glad it came to me when it did. Another great selection by AGO.
Jason
Dec 23, 2012 Jason rated it it was amazing
I liked this book very much. It gives enough detail without losing my interest. The explanation of the genealogies (Royal vs Legal) was the best I've seen so far.
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Dec 04, 2012 Becky Pliego rated it really liked it
Shelves: family, holidays
Read it during the Advent of 2011.
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Boice received a diploma from The Stony Brook School (1956), an A.B. from Harvard University (1960), a B.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary (1963), a Th.D from the University of Basel in Switzerland (1966), and a D.D., (honorary) from the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church (1982).
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