Proclaiming the Christmas Gospel
John D. Witvliet and David Vroege offer this outstanding collection of Christmas messages from giants of the Christian faith, such as John Calvin, St. Augustine, Martin Luther, Bernard of Clairveaux, and more. Each classic sermon includes a brief introduction to...
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John D. Witvliet and David Vroege offer this outstanding collection of Christmas messages from giants of the Christian faith, such as John Calvin, St. Augustine, Martin Luther, Bernard of Clairveaux, and more. Each classic sermon includes a brief introduction to and interpretation of the message, along with an appropriate hymn text. Layreaders will appreciate the wisdom and insight that these beautiful sermons impart for devotional reflection and pastors and teachers will find wonderful classic ways to express the meaning of Christmas to contemporary listeners.
Presents classic Christmas sermons from Calvin, Augustine, Luther, Chrysostom and the like for use as a devotional or preaching resource.
John D, Witvliet (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and associate professor of music and worship at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He also teaches in the religion department at Calvin College.
John Witvliet is the author of The Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship: A Brief Ecumenical Introduction and Guide to Resources (Eerdmans); Worship Seeking Understanding: Windows into Christian Practice (Baker Academic, 2003), and Dwelling with Philippians: A Conversation with Scripture through Image and Word (Eerdmans, 2010)
He serves as editor for two books series-the "Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies Series" (Eerdmans) and "Vital Worship, Healthy Congregations" (Alban Institute)-as well as co-editor, with Pearl Shangkuan, of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Music Series (GIA).
David Vroege is the pastor of All Nations Christian Reformed Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A