Christ in Christmas: A Family Advent Celebration, by James Dobson, Charles Swindoll, James Montgomery Boice, R. C. Sproul

Harmony of the Westminster Confession and Catechisms

By: James Dobson, Charles Swindoll, James Montgomery Boice, R. C. Sproul

The Pastor’s Monthly Book Selection – December, 2015

Monthly Book Suggestion December 2015Around the Holiday season families often look for ways to keep Christ in the forefront of their Christmas celebrations. Throughout the years our family has used Christ in Christmas: A Family Advent Celebration for that purpose. Compiled by R.C. Sproul there are Sunday devotions written by Sproul, James Montgomery Boice, James Dobson, and Charles Swindoll as well as activities, hymns, Christmas carols, prayers, and daily Scripture readings that guide the family through the four weeks of advent. The Scripture references progress through the OT prophecies about the coming Messiah into the Gospel accounts where those prophecies are fulfilled in the birth of Jesus. This is a helpful resource that reminds us of the reason for the season.

A word of caution is probably needed here for families with children under the age of 10. Christ in Christmas is not shallow material. This is not the usual “feel good” Christmas story book. The Sunday devotions are meaty and the prophetic references need to be thought through. However, that has the advantage of allowing for good discussion and a better understanding of the Bible. This book is probably best suited for families with older children. Nevertheless, those with younger kids can still benefit if parents take time to prepare in advance so that they can explain the concepts developed by the authors.

Christ in Christmas is a decent resource that will help you and your family better understand God’s plan of sending His Son into the world to be our Savior




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Bill is the founding pastor of Grace & Peace Presbyterian Church (PCA) Prior to beginning this church planting work in the Pottstown area, Bill served as a hospice chaplain and a missionary to Mexico and Jordan. Bill earned his MDiv from Biblical Theological Seminary.