Friday, July 17, 2020

The Christian Christmas Condition by Scott Rankin

The Christian Christmas Condition: How Does Our Lord Feel About Christmas Today?
What do you want for Christmas? We all hear this question everywhere, but author Scott Rankin invites us all to slow down for a moment and ask a different question... What does God want for Christmas? Our Lord desires that we become more Christ-like every day (1 Corinthians 11:1). To accomplish this goal, He tells us to renew our minds (Romans 12:2). But how do the Christmas holidays help accomplish this goal if so much busyness and stress make it hard to focus all our attention on Christ and completely rest in His peace? In an easy-to-read format, "The Christian Christmas Condition" takes a new and refreshing look by asking the question, “How does our Lord feel about Christmas today?” encouraging Christians of all ages to examine Christmas-time traditions from God's perspective. Filled with Bible references, this study will boost your faith, increase your knowledge, and strengthen you to fully honor Jesus in the midst of Christmas, traditions, and busy holiday activities, and reveal the secret of what God says in the Bible about Christmas today! Whether your family participates in Advent, Hanukkah, midnight mass, uses a Christmas tree, or watches for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, this powerful book encourages all Christians to become more Christ-like in our thinking and our actions each, and every day of the year... not just in the winter holidays!

My Take:  My Husband and I have had this debate over the last couple of years about whether we should celebrate Christmas with the tree and the presents etc.  We homeschooled our kids and they were always brought up with the true meaning of Christmas and the true story of Santa but we still had the tree and presents etc.  Now that it is just the two of us here at home we have been taking a closer look at all the trimmings and wrappings that Christmas has become.  For us it is about getting together with family and about telling our grandkids what the celebration is all about.  But there are still presents and tree and everything.  I will be taking what I have learned in this book and try to become more Christ-like in our celebration.

I received a review copy of this book from Pump Up Your Book in exchange for an honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review.

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