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The Purpose of Christmas

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

A quick yet exciting and worthwhile read

After spending most of 2008 plowing through historical autobiographies, I needed a quick Christmas read. I found it with "The Purpose of Christmas". I don't usually go for this kind of book because I don't like fattening the wallets of people who really just tell me ...
After spending most of 2008 plowing through historical autobiographies, I needed a quick Christmas read. I found it with "The Purpose of Christmas". I don't usually go for this kind of book because I don't like fattening the wallets of people who really just tell me what I already know. And certainly this is my first by Rick Warren.
I found it a most enjoyable hour and a half. I recommend that you set aside 1 to 2 hours and then read the entire book in one sitting. Now I will loan it to a couple of family members and we will discuss it sometime over the holidays. I will then put it away and return to it next Christmas.
Yes it is that good. It is worth the price and a book you will want to keep, not put on the garage sale next spring. Reverend Warren writes for the common man, not the theologian, bless him.
Did I enjoy the book? Yes I did. Do I recommend it? Absolutely. Will it make me a better Christian? We live in hope. I don't live close to a bookstore so I do most of my business with B&N online. Order it now. You'll still have time to receive it and get it read before Christmas. Enjoy.

posted by SherlockQwilleran on December 17, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

The Reason for the Season

From the author who brought us The Purpose Driven Life, this holiday seasonWarren calls us to

¿remember the reason for the season.¿

This little book explains the birth of Jesus and offers inspiration regarding the salvation of man through the word of ...
From the author who brought us The Purpose Driven Life, this holiday seasonWarren calls us to

¿remember the reason for the season.¿

This little book explains the birth of Jesus and offers inspiration regarding the salvation of man through the word of God. It also gives hope for the reconciliation of past deeds or dysfunctional lifestyles.

Although deeply religious in context, it does not delve too deep into Christian ideology. If you are caught up in the rat race that is life, this book will help to slow you down and refocus your energy on the things in life that are important.

The Christmas Purpose is a wonderful book to share with family and friends over the upcoming holiday season.

posted by brightmyer on December 4, 2008

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  • Posted December 25, 2008

    Not worth the money...

    I purchased this book and it was not worth the money. I returned it.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 23, 2008

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    Eh...

    The content of this book was lacking, the literary style was boring and the entire thing lacked in substance.<BR/><BR/>There was no information to be gained from this, and this wasn't anything special in terms of inspiration (which it lacked) or enjoyability (which it also lacked).<BR/><BR/>If you must read this (though I don't know why that would be), check it out from the library, it's not worth the money.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2013

    A children's book. Nothing new said.

    A children's book. Nothing new said.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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