Christmas is a special time of celebrating good news. It can also be an exhausting or depressing time. Warren invites readers to slow down, read this short book and enjoy the gift of Christmas.
It's been ten years since this book first came out. It is still timely and inspiring. We are reminded of the importance of celebrating the good news of Jesus' birth, God's love and God's presence. Warren makes sure we understand Christmas is about salvation. He is clear as to why we need salvation, using stories and illustrations to explain the gospel. In case we forget, Christmas is also about reconciliation and restoring peace with God and man.
I like Warren's book. It would make a nice gift for a loved one. The text and illustrations are inspiring. It helped me slow down and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church, one of the largest churches in the world, with campuses in the US and around the world. He is the author of The Purpose Driven Life, one of the bestselling nonfiction books in publishing history. He founded The PEACE Plan, which Plants churches that promotes reconciliation, Equips servant leaders, Assists the poor, Cares for the sick, and Educates the next generation in 196 countries. Warren can be heard on his audio teaching called Daily Hope. You can find out more at https://pastorrick.com/ where you can also sign up for his free daily devotional. Photograph by Patrick Ecclesine
Howard Books, 144 pages.
I received a complimentary review copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.