Well, here is the hot news on a book about Christmas that you can have before Christmas. God Rest Ye Merry is at the printer now, and Canon is offering free shipping if you pre-order before November 19. Here is a link to the product page, or just click the image.
The book is divided into five sections, or lessons. The first is entitled To Gain His Everlasting Hall, which addresses the beginining of the biography that laid the foundation of our salvation. The second is The Politics of Christmas, which would come as no surprise to Herod. The third section addresses some concerns that some may have about appropriate celebrations, and is called Celebrating Christmas Like a Puritan. For those who think this means “not very much,” you really need to get this book. And a case of eggnog. The fourth lesson is related and asks How Then Shall We Shop? Maybe our problem is that our Christmas celebrations don’t emphasize the material enough. We need to get the material out of materialism. And keep it. The last section is a collection of Advent readings to help your family walk through the celebration.
I really enjoyed putting this book together. I hope you enjoy it as much.