by James Montgomery Boice
The Christmas story evokes gentle images of halos, fresh hay, shepherds carrying newborn lambs, the beauty of young motherhood and the frailty of the baby lying in the manger surrounded by animals gazing fondly at the new arrival. These timeless images soften the hearts of Christmas church-goers all over the world. But, as James Montgomery Boice’s The Christ of Christmas illustrates, the story is more than just sentimental.
In this compelling and powerful collection of Christmas insights, Dr. Montgomery emphasizes the incredible and far-reaching implications of one of our favorite true stories: the Creator of the universe choosing to live among all of us—the people of Earth. It’s powerful. It deals with real people. It involves pain. It’s one of the most unusual stories in all of history. And its main emphasis isn’t on the infancy of Jesus, but on His deity—and why He took the form of an infant.
The Christmas story has deep and profound meaning today, not merely as a nice bedtime story for our children or a narrative in a Christmas pageant, but as the very foundation point of our salvation and new life in Jesus—our omnipotent, omniscient, righteous redeemer—the Christ of Christmas.
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