Christmas is under attack, Bodie writes. The subtle move of replacing the Bible as the authority for truth has progressed into a demand to remove God and His Word from every area of life.
has compiled this book so we will know what we are celebrating. A
variety of contributors write about aspects of Christmas. Topics
covered include the meaning of Jesus' birth including why He came,
the history of the Dec. 25 date, the uncertainty of the actual birth
date, the real meaning of Xmas, what is really known about the wise
men, whether the angels sang, the significance of the name “Jesus”,
misconceptions about the Christmas star, the history of the idea of
Mary's perpetual virginity, what is real and what is tradition in
nativity scenes, suggestions how to handle “Santa”, and the
importance of Adam and the Genesis account for a true understanding
writers inform us as to the truth of Christmas. “Far too often
traditions have been the basis of our thinking, and we end up
believing things that are not found in Scripture,” Tim Chaffey
readers should be aware that Ken Ham adds a chapter at the end of the
book noting the importance of Answers in Genesis and the Creation
Museum in the battle over the authority of the Word of God.
would be a good book for families who have not been raised in a
Christian setting and are not familiar with the biblical account of
Jesus' birth. We are reminded of the true meaning of Christmas and
are informed as to what is mere tradition.
format of the book is artistic with wonderful photos and graphics
added. There are twenty three chapters so this would make a wonderful
family devotion for Advent.
Hodge has been a writer, speaker, and researcher for Answers in
Genesis since 2003.
Books, 144 pages.
received a complimentary copy of this book through Handlebar
Publicity for the purpose of this review.