Christmas: On This Holy Night: On This Holy Night [NOOK Book]

Overview

A collection of inspirational thoughts combined with a sophisticated design to celebrate the holiest of nights.


This beautiful gift book will make its way into your heart and your Christmas decor year after year. Well-loved verses from Luke intermingled with quotes from influential Christians, both past and present. Share thoughts such as “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become the sons of God” from C. S. Lewis or these lines from...

See more details below
Christmas: On This Holy Night: On This Holy Night

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$7.99
BN.com price

Overview

A collection of inspirational thoughts combined with a sophisticated design to celebrate the holiest of nights.


This beautiful gift book will make its way into your heart and your Christmas decor year after year. Well-loved verses from Luke intermingled with quotes from influential Christians, both past and present. Share thoughts such as “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become the sons of God” from C. S. Lewis or these lines from Christina Rossetti: “Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, love divine. Love was born at Christmas; Star and angels gave the sign.”

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400318650
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • File size: 186 KB

Read an Excerpt

Christmas

On This Holy Night
By Lisa Guest

Thomas Nelson

Copyright © 2011 Thomas Nelson, Inc.
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4003-1865-0


Chapter One

Christmas—one night among millions, but it was enough to make us believe in miracles.

There is no way our little minds can comprehend the love of God. But that didn't keep Him from coming.

MAX LUCADO

Christmas offers its wonderful message. Immanuel. God with us....

He breathed our air, felt our pain, knew our sorrows, and died for our sins. He didn't come to frighten us, but to show us the way to warmth and safety.

CHARLES R. SWINDOLL

Christmas began in the heart of God. It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man.

ANONYMOUS

Try to imagine what I gave up when I came into your world as a baby. I set aside my Glory, so that I could identify with mankind.... I became poor so that you might become rich.

SARAH YOUNG

This is Christmas.... God loving, searching, giving Himself—to us. Man's needing, receiving, giving himself—to God.

RUTH BELL GRAHAM

While the innkeeper tended to his guests, the devoted husband tended to his wife, and the shepherds tended to their flocks, a Child came to tend to their souls. And ours.

When Christ entered our world, He didn't come to brighten our Decembers, but to transform our lives.

RICH MILLER

The very purpose of Christ's coming into the world was that He might offer up His life as a sacrifice for the sins of men. He came to die. This is the heart of Christmas.

BILLY GRAHAM

Christmas is the most stunning rescue story of all time....

Under cover of night, in a remote village in Palestine, in a world held captive by the dark prince, God comes to earth as a human being, a little boy. He invades the human race in order to rescue the human race.

JOHN ELDREDGE

Christmas is reassurance that God keeps His promises, then and now.

A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes ... and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of advent.

DIETRICH BONHOEFFER

Oh holy night ... the Light entered the darkness, and everything changed.

One night ... among the wrinkled hills of Bethlehem ... God, who knows no before or after, entered time and space. God, who knows no boundaries, took on the shocking confines of a baby's skin, the ominous restraints of mortality.

PHILIP YANCEY

Think of the originality that went into the first Christmas.... no one but the Creator Himself would have scripted it that way.

DAVID JEREMIAH

She didn't expect to be pregnant. He didn't expect an angel to tell him to marry her anyway. The shepherds didn't expect the night shift to be anything unusual. God enters our lives in the most unexpected ways, but always with a perfect plan.

Christmas—the idea of divine love was wrapped up in a Person.

HALFORD E. LUCCOCK

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

JOHN 3:16

God walked down the stairs of heaven with a Baby in His arms.

PAUL SCHERER

Mary didn't know whether to give Him milk or give Him praise, but she gave Him both since He was, as near as she could figure, hungry and holy.

MAX LUCADO

God became man. Marvel at the mystery.

Joseph didn't know whether to call Him Junior or father. But in the end called Him Jesus, since that's what the angel said and since he didn't have the faintest idea what to name a God he could cradle in his arms.

MAX LUCADO

Christmas allows us to redefine "impossible."

The angel answered and said to her, "The Holy spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy one who is to be born will be called the son of God.... for with God nothing will be impossible."

LUKE 1:35, 37

The Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel.

ISAIAH 7:14

The greatest gift God gives is His presence. His name is Immanuel—God with us.

HENRY AND RICHARD BLACKABY

Christmas is to forget ourselves in the service of others.

HENRY C. LINK

It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you.... yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.

MOTHER TERESA

The newborn Child was comforted in the arms of His mother. For eternity His people will be comforted by the strong arm of His Father.

And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

LUKE 2:7

On that first Christmas, Truth incarnate didn't need the world's press....

No newspapers covered the story. No CNN®. No Internet. Yet God's history-changing entrance into the world is still well remembered and celebrated centuries later.

On that sleepy, star-spangled night, those angels peeled back the sky just like you would tear open a sparkling Christmas present....

Then with light and joy pouring out of heaven like water through a broken dam, they began to shout and sing the message that baby Jesus had been born.... The angels called it "good news," and it was.

LARRY LIBBY

Sometimes ... we forget the true meaning of Christmas— the birth of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.

RONALD REAGAN

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called wonderful, Counselor, mighty God, Everlasting father, Prince of Peace.

ISAIAH 9:6

On Christmas day ... the birth of a tiny baby in an obscure village in the middle east was God's supreme triumph of good over evil.

CHARLES COLSON

Our freedom has come in an unexpected way. Freedom from the consequences of sin, gained for us by One born of peasants in a truck-stop town in Judea.

The way to Christmas lies through ... a little gate, child-high, child-wide, and there is a password: "Peace on earth to men of good will."

ANGELO PATRI

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"

LUKE 2:13–14

On that holy night, God sent His son to save our sons and daughters.

Jesus came from heaven to offer us a way to heaven. This is the Christmas story.

It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when its mighty founder was a child Himself.

CHARLES DICKENS

And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.

LUKE 2:12

If we only focus on the birth of Jesus as a sweet story, ... then we miss out on what can happen for us tonight....

The God who comes to be with us can take the shabby, hurting, dirty, abandoned, humiliating parts of ourselves and will make them and us new.

JENNIE C. OLBRYCH

Christmas.... We cannot prepare for an observance. We must prepare for an experience.

HANDEL H. BROWN

Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the lord."

LUKE 2:10 – 11

God saw what the world most desperately needed, and what He chose to give us was Himself.... This is the message of Christmas.

JOHN ELDREDGE

The son of God became a man to enable men to become the sons of God.

C.S. LEWIS

If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: "God with us." ...

More astonishing than a baby in the manger is the truth that this promised baby is the omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth!

JOHN MACARTHUR

On Christmas, heavenly glories were exchanged for a humble humanity.

If Christ had been born to a princess mother and a knighted father, in a well-appointed nursery behind castle walls, would we easily believe that He wanted to be our friend, much less our Savior?

Wise men still seek Him.

ANONYMOUS

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, ... wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is He who has been born king of the Jews? for we have seen His star in the east and have come to worship Him."

Matthew 2:1 – 2

God came to us because He wanted to join us on the road, to listen to our story....

This is the great mystery of Christmas that continues to give us comfort and consolation: we are not alone on our journey.

HENRI NOUWEN

A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, ... O night divine, the night when Christ was born.

PLACIDE CAPPEAU DE ROQUEMAURE, TRANSLATED BY JOHN SULLIVAN DWIGHT

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Christmas by Lisa Guest Copyright © 2011 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.. Excerpted by permission of Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)