Because of Bethlehem: Love Is Born, Hope Is Here

Because of Bethlehem: Love Is Born, Hope Is Here

by Max Lucado


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Max Lucado loves Christmas. Let the sleigh bells ring. Let the carolers sing. The more Santas the merrier. The more trees the better.

He loves it because somewhere someone will ask the Christmas questions: What’s the big deal about the baby in the manger? Who was he? What does his birth have to do with me?

And the answers he’s found give us all hope. God knows what it’s like to be a human. When we talk to him about deadlines or long lines or tough times, he understands. He’s been there. He’s been here. Because of Bethlehem, we have a friend in heaven.

And Christmas begins what Easter celebrates. The child in the cradle became the King on the cross. Because of Bethlehem, we have a Savior in heaven.

These are the heart shaping promises of Christmas. Long after the guests have left and the carolers have gone home and the lights have come down, these promises endure.

Let’s turn on the lamp, curl up in a comfortable spot, and look into the odd, wonderful story of Bethlehem.

Max has found a lifetime of hope. We will too.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780849947599
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 608,064
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Since entering the ministry in 1978, Max Lucado has served churches in Miami, Florida; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and San Antonio, Texas. He currently serves as teaching minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He is America’s bestselling inspirational author with more than 130 million books in print.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 I Love Christmas 1

2 God Has a Face 11

3 Saved from Ourselves 21

4 Hope for the Hole-idays 33

5 It's Never Too Late 47

6 Worship Works Wonders 57

7 God Guides the Wise 71

8 Humility Shines 81

9 Perhaps Today 91

10 Crown, Cradle, and Cross 105

11 It's Good-Bye to the Bents 117

12 Every Day a Christmas, Every Heart a Manger 129

Advent Devotional Guide 137

Notes 195

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