Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ by Timothy J. KellerFrom pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller comes the perfect gift for the holidays—a profoundly moving and intellectually provocative examination of the Nativity story
Even people who are not professing Christians think they are familiar with the story of the Nativity. Every Christmas displays of Jesus resting in a manger populate lawns and churchyards, and songs about shepherds and angels fill the air. Yet despite the abundance of these Christian references in popular culture, how many of us have examined the hard edges of this biblical story?
In his new book Timothy Keller takes readers on an illuminating journey into the surprising background of the Nativity. By understanding the message of hope and salvation within the Bible’s account of Jesus’s birth, readers will experience the redeeming power of God’s grace in a meaningful and deeper way.
The Truth About... Christmas
99 Interesting Facts About Christmas
I love Christmas and ever since I was a child my family has celebrated it as a religious holiday. Over the years, though, I've learned some odd facts about Christmas that are fun to bring up in conversation. Try one of these if you need a conversation starter at your next holiday party:. December 25 was originally a pagan celebration. Nobody knows when Jesus of Nazareth was born and nobody celebrated his birthday for hundreds of years. December 25 was co-opted from pagan rites connected with the winter solstice. The nativity story resulted in several wars.
Christmas is celebrated in many countries all over the world and in a wide variety of ways.
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Christmas: The Hidden Truth Exposed - Part 1 of 2 - By Michael Rood
Where did it come from? Did you know December 25 was the concluding day of the pagan winter festival called the "Saturnalia"? Where did "Santa Claus" come from? The "Christmas tree"? How did this pagan feast become connected with "Christianity"? Here is an amazing "whale of a tale"! Although the whole world celebrates Christmas as a "Christian" holiday, including millions of non-Christians, is Christmas really "Christian" at all?
Hidden Truth Revealed What Is It About Christmas? By Mark Withey Christmas. Why is it so magical and so full of fond memories? It got me thinking. Once you take away all the details and you look at the actual message of the movie, you realize it is evangelistic in nature.