God Rest Ye Merry.
I bought this book over a year ago, when it was published, to read for Christmas and just ran across it in my TBR Pile (To Be Read). I will not finish it before Christmas but that is fine. Christmas is forever.
Book InfoGod Rest Ye Merry: Why Christmas is the Foundation for Everything
by Douglas Wilson
Publisher: Canon Press
Reason: Looked like a good book to read to prepare for Christmas.
The repetition of Christmas traditions can appear to dull the powerful nature of the holiday. God Rest Ye Merry is meant to rekindle the Christian’s understanding of Advent on every front, from politics to shopping to uproarious celebration. Pastor Douglas Wilson critiques false reasons for the season (and false objections to it), teaches the importance of Israel in Christmastime history, explains why nativity sets should have Herod’s soldiers (and how Santa Claus once punched a man in the face at a church council), offers the Enlightenment Assumptions Detector test as a guide to understanding Christmas symbolism, and much more. The last section contains a read-aloud meditation and prayer for each day of Advent, making God Rest Ye Merry an excellent tool for cultivating a deep family love of Christmas.
Douglas Wilson has been pastor of Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho for more than thirty years. He is editor of Credenda/Agenda magazine, and author of numerous books including Reforming Marriage, Future Men, and Federal Husband. He blogs regularly at dougwils.com, and, along with his wife Nancy, has three children and lots of grandchildren.
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