With Christmas fast upon us, it is so easy to get lost in all the hype, all the commercialism, and all the presents, parties, and seasonal decorations. Such distractions cause us to miss the enormous impact of the reality behind this season. For that reason, we who are believers, need fresh reminders of the fact that Christmas is about the miracle and mystery of the birth of Christ. That the eternal, sovereign God came to earth as a human being to live a righteous life among His people and then to die as a perfect sacrifice to deliver from the wrath of God all who repent and believe in Him.
In his book, God in the Manger: The Miraculous Birth of Christ, John MacArthur cuts through all of the cultural clutter surrounding Christmas and refocuses our hearts on the miraculous birth of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. If you find yourself in danger of trivializing or sentimentalizing this time of year, let this book fix your thoughts on the astonishing reality that God took of flesh and dwelt among us!
Review submitted by Pastor Todd Dykstra