Christmas Is Not Your Birthday: Experience the Joy of Living and Giving like Jesus

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Every year, we say we’re going to cut back, simplify, and have a family Christmas that focuses on the real reason for the season—Jesus. But every year, advertisements beckon, the children plead, and it seems easier just to indulge our wants and whims. Overspending, overeating, materialism, and busyness rob us of our peace and joy and rob Jesus of his rightful role as the center of our celebration.

This Christmas, cut through the hype that leaves you exhausted and broke at the ...

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Overview

Every year, we say we’re going to cut back, simplify, and have a family Christmas that focuses on the real reason for the season—Jesus. But every year, advertisements beckon, the children plead, and it seems easier just to indulge our wants and whims. Overspending, overeating, materialism, and busyness rob us of our peace and joy and rob Jesus of his rightful role as the center of our celebration.

This Christmas, cut through the hype that leaves you exhausted and broke at the end of the year. Instead, experience the peace of knowing that God is truly with us, the joy of giving sacrificially, and the love of a Savior who gave everything he had for us. In five short, engaging chapters, Pastor Mike Slaughterinspires readers to approach Christmas differently, and be transformed in the process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426727351
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2011
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 118,306
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Slaughter is the lead pastor at Ginghamsburg Church. Under his leadership, Ginghamsburg Church has become known as an early innovator of small group ministry, the Church "media reformation," and cyber-ministry. Mike is the author of multiple books for church leaders, including Change the World, A Different Kind of Christmas, Spiritual Entrepreneurs, Real Followers, Momentum for Life, UnLearning Church, and Upside Living in a Downside Economy.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Christmas Is Not Your Birthday! ix

1 Expect a Miracle 1

2 Giving Up on Perfect 19

3 Scandalous Love 39

4 Jesus' Wish List 55

5 By a Different Road 71

Notes 93

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    Teaches you

    This book teaches you and your family the point of christmas. It tells us why the Holy Ghost is the true meaning of christmas. He saved our bracce ( meaning butts in latin) by sacrificing himself to die on the cross so we could live. We honor him at christmas because thats the day he was born, even though we werent even alive our ancestors were and they saw how much He loves us even when we sin He forgives us. My two identical twins who are in college, Sophie and Sadie they have heard the story of The very first Christmas since their first Christmas when they were born on His birthday at the same time He was born too, every year they ask for the same thing for their birthdays, a bible and a prayer book. They want to learn about him. Thats what this book has encouraged my girls to do every birthday, think about the real reason for christmas not themselves. This is a truly amazing book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    highly recommended

    this is a short and powerful book it makes you remember what is the true meaning of christmas.It made me relalize how selfish society has become.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Are you Courgeous?

    It's about time that the simple focus returns to Christmas! What is the historical significance of celebrating Christmas? The reader is challenged to think and recall how the role of a changing culture may be the reason for the lack of the season. Not a book for everone, however a challenging and thought provoking read.

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    Posted December 28, 2011

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