The Christ of Christmas

The Christ of Christmas

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by James Montgomery Boice
     
 

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The Christmas story evokes many touching images. Halos, fresh hay, shepherds carrying newborn lambs and young motherhood in blue homespun. It’s enough to bring tears to the eyes of Christmastime churchgoers.

But the Christmas story is more than sentimental—it is powerful. It deals with real people, it involves pain, and it is one the most strikingly

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The Christmas story evokes many touching images. Halos, fresh hay, shepherds carrying newborn lambs and young motherhood in blue homespun. It’s enough to bring tears to the eyes of Christmastime churchgoers.

But the Christmas story is more than sentimental—it is powerful. It deals with real people, it involves pain, and it is one the most strikingly unusual stories in all history.

Above all, its main emphasis is not on the infancy of Jesus but on the deity of Jesus—and why that deity took the form of an infant. It’s a story that still has deep meaning today.

Editorial Reviews

Joni Eareckson Tada
In our post-Christian culture, people no longer look to the Bible for the Christmas story—rather, we make Christmas into a sentimental holiday that centers around our personal stories. For those who wish to celebrate the birth of Christ in a thoughtful and festive way, James Boice has written an excellent guide in The Christ of Christmas. We have a clear and captivating Story of our Savior to celebrate and the book you hold in your hands is the perfect way to reflect on the true meaning behind the historic birth of Jesus Christ!
Douglas Bond
"As if proclaiming the good news for the very first time, James Montgomery Boice’s exposition of Christmas will dazzle the reader with Christ, and his keen theological insight will renew the mind and strengthen the heart to fall at Jesus feet, like the shepherds of old, and call him Lord and God. A must read for families who long to restore Christ to the center of Christmas."
Alistair Begg
“The death of James M. Boice left a large void in the realm of Christ-centered exposition. These Christmas studies provide a master class for preachers and a terrific resource for all who wish to learn or present the greatest story ever told.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596381599
Publisher:
P&R Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Pages:
191
Sales rank:
636,685
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

James Montgomery Boice (BA, Harvard; BD, Princeton; ThD, University of Basel) was the pastor of historic Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although he died in 2000, he can still be heard today on the radio ministry ‘The Bible Study Hour.’

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Steven_H_Propp More than 1 year ago
James Montgomery Boice (1938-2000) was a Reformed theologian and pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia from 1968 until his death, and was heard on The Bible Study Hour radio broadcast. Here are some quotations from this 1983 book: "If the (Christmas) story were ... an event that merely had happened 2,000 years ago (or even 100 years ago) and then ended, it would have no hold on us. What does it really matter that somebody died long ago in a far-off land? I have my problems. You have your problems. So what? But if the One who came then still comes, if He comes to the individual through His Spirit to bring the results of the salvation He accomplished 2,000 years ago to where you and I stand and act now, then this story lives and enables us to live also." (Pg. 17) "One tragedy of the first Christmas is that so many came close to Christmas yet missed it all... There were the political leaders of the time: Caesar Augustus and Quirinius, the governor of Syria... The innkeeper also missed Christmas...(Pg. 75) "The means of celebrating Christmas (Lk 2:17-20) suggests are: (1) to tell others about it; (2) to wonder at the event itself; (3) to ponder its meaning; and (4) to glorify and praise God for what was done there." (Pg. 112)