God Is In The Manger

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"There are only two places where the powerful and great in this world lose their courage, tremble in the depths of their souls, and become truly afraid. These are the manger and the cross of Jesus Christ."

"No priest, no theologian stood at the cradle of Bethlehem. And yet, all Christian theology finds its beginnings in the miracle of miracles, that God became human."

These stirring words are among forty devotions that guide and inspire readers...

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God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas

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Overview

"There are only two places where the powerful and great in this world lose their courage, tremble in the depths of their souls, and become truly afraid. These are the manger and the cross of Jesus Christ."

"No priest, no theologian stood at the cradle of Bethlehem. And yet, all Christian theology finds its beginnings in the miracle of miracles, that God became human."

These stirring words are among forty devotions that guide and inspire readers as they move thematically through the weeks of Advent and Christmas, from waiting and mystery to redemption, incarnation, and joy. Supplemented by an informative introduction, short excerpts from Bonhoeffer's letters, and passages from his Christmas sermons, these daily devotions are timeless and moving reminders of the true gift of Christmas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664234294
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 8/30/2010
  • Pages: 114
  • Sales rank: 1,316,041
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the most well-known and beloved theologians of the twentieth century. Renowned for his classic works Life Together and The Cost of Discipleship, Bonhoeffer's legacy took on a deeper dimension when he was imprisoned and executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Good book

    My husband and pastor enjoyed the book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    Great Advent - Christmas Reflection

    I used the book as a personal Advent/Christmas reflection. I really enjoyed the selections. Hard to believe so many of them were written in a Nazi prison.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    Anyone of Christian Faith will find this book about God in the Manger will find Christmas magical again, brain challenging, and meant to help us renew our spirit and the conentration on the Infinite.

    Anyone who first discovers Bonhoeffer in their lives takes great risks of becoming addicted. I first discovered his writings and theology in 1994 and am still discovering new insights regarding how we view faith, love, and charity. His is no simple one man or woman pattern you find which teels you to do three things and become a mighty warrior for the faith. The very title of this book might set one back a little.... 'God is in the Manger'. Have you ever thought about it like that? He starts off with how we are waiting....finding the mystery. He will make you think and read again. At this time we are using this book for our Sunday School Class and we enjoy the discussion. I would heartily recommend you Google Dietrich Bonhoeffer and read a little about him before you start any of his books.

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    Posted January 6, 2013

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