For some, Christmas is a time of excitement, celebration, and quality time with loved ones. For others, it's full of loneliness, grief, and loss. Join New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado as he unwraps the enduring promises of Christmas and discovers a lifetime of hope, all because of one baby born in Bethlehem.
It's easy to lose sight of the remarkable story of Christmas. We forget that a king ordered a census, Joseph was forced to travel, Mary bounced on a donkey's back, the hotel was full, the hour was late, and the event was one big hassle. Yet, out of that hassle, hope was born.
In Because of Bethlehem, Max invites us to look at the Christmas story from a different perspective. He reminds us that Christmas is about more than a pretty tree with presents piled up underneath it. Christmas begins what Easter celebrates: the child in the cradle who goes on to become the King on the cross. Because of Bethlehem, we have a place on earth and a Savior in heaven.
In the midst of your hectic Christmas season, Max will give you the encouragement, advice, and tools you need to:
Rekindle your connection to the Christ of ChristmasReceive the promises of the Christmas seasonLay down your endless Christmas to-do list and trust what Jesus has already doneHeal your heartache by embracing the God who is always near you, always for you, and always with you
Each copy of Because of Bethlehem will also include an Advent Devotional Guide designed to help you reflect on the miracle of Christ's birth and the promise of his return.
As you curl up in a comfortable spot and take a closer look at the wild and wonderful story of Bethlehem, may you find enduring faith for all seasons of your life. No matter what this season holds for you, rest in the truth that the promise of Christmas has the power to bring you a lifetime of hope and healing.
A wonderful book to read during Advent. But it’s also a good book to read at any time throughout the year. It makes you think about Jesus, His birth, and His resurrection in a new way.55
Read this book with the Faith Gateway OBS this year. I was so delighted when i got the iBooks version. Last year I didn’t have the book but i did the OBS regardless so it was a blessing when they re-did the OBS again this year! I am blessed indeed by the message! This may just be a Christmas tradition for me to read this book every December!55