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Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ

Timothy Keller

Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ

Timothy Keller

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:From pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller comes the perfect gift for the Christmas holiday-a profoundly moving and intellectually provocative examination of the nativity story

Even people who are not practicing Christians think they are familiar with the story of the nativity. Every Christmas displays of Baby Jesus resting in a manger decorate lawns and churchyards, and songs about shepherds and angels fill the air. Yet despite the abundance of these Christian references in popular culture, how many of us have examined the hard edges of this biblical story?

In his new book Timothy Keller takes readers on an illuminating journey into the surprising background of the nativity. By understanding the message of hope and salvation within the Bible's account of Jesus' birth, readers will experience the redeeming power of God's grace in a deeper and more meaningful way.

- Publisher

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About "Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ"

:From pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller comes the perfect gift for the Christmas holiday-a profoundly moving and intellectually provocative examination of the nativity story

Even people who are not practicing Christians think they are familiar with the story of the nativity. Every Christmas displays of Baby Jesus resting in a manger decorate lawns and churchyards, and songs about shepherds and angels fill the air. Yet despite the abundance of these Christian references in popular culture, how many of us have examined the hard edges of this biblical story?

In his new book Timothy Keller takes readers on an illuminating journey into the surprising background of the nativity. By understanding the message of hope and salvation within the Bible's account of Jesus' birth, readers will experience the redeeming power of God's grace in a deeper and more meaningful way.

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Timothy Keller

Timothy J. Keller was born in 1950. He received a B.A. from Bucknell University in 1972, a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1975, and a D.Min. from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1981. He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in America and served as a pastor in Virginia for nine years. He is founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, New York. He has written several books including Grace Changes Everything, Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just, and The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, which won awards from World Magazine and Christianity Today. His title, Preaching: Communicating Faith in a Skeptical Age, made the New York Times Best Seller List in 2015. Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ was published in October 2016.

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Excerpt from: Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ

:Christmas is the only Christian holy day that is also a major secular holiday&-arguably our culture&'s biggest. The result is two different celebrations, each observed by millions of people at the very same time. This brings some discomfort on both sides. Many Christians can&'t help but notice that more and more of the public festivities surrounding Christmas studiously avoid any references to its Christian origins. The background music in stores is moving from &"Joy to the World&" to &"Have A Holly, Jolly Christmas.&" The holiday is promoted as a time for family, for giving, and for peace in the world. &"Christmas is a wonderful, secular holiday,&" wrote one enthusiast at the popular Web site Gawker.

On the other hand, nonreligious people can&'t help but find that the older meaning of Christmas keeps intruding uninvited, for instance, through the music of traditional Christmas carols. It can be irritating to have to answer their child&'s question, &"What does that music mean&-&'born to give them

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  • Catalogue Code 522530
  • Product Code 9780143133780
  • ISBN 0143133780
  • EAN 9780143133780
  • Pages 160
  • Department General Books
  • Category Inspirational
  • Sub-Category Seasonal
  • Publisher Penguin Random House
  • Publication Date Oct 2018
  • Sales Rank #41603
  • Dimensions 180 x 127 x 10 mm
  • Weight 0.144kg

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