The Characters of Christmas: The Unlikely People Caught Up in the Story of Jesus
Each chapter explores a different perspective on the coming of Christ by looking through the eyes of an oft-overlooked character in the story. Readers will learn interesting background information, discover new aspects of the story, and consider questions they never thought about before.
From the Back Cover Learn Something New This Christmas We hate to admit it, but after reading the same Luke 2 story of Christmas for years--or even decades-- we get a little bored. We lose some of the awe we ought to have when contemplating the greatest miracle in history. That's why The Characters of Christmas was written, to help you take a fresh look at the Christmas story by getting to know the minor characters that played a part in Jesus' birth. You'll read about: Joseph Zechariah and Elizabeth Mary The Angels The Innkeeper The Shepherds The Wise Men Herod Simeon and Anna Jesus's Surprising Ancestors And as you slow down, engage your imagination, and enter into the stories of these men and women, you'll see the most important character--Jesus Christ--with new eyes. And with discussion questions and a Christmas song suggestion at the end of each chapter, it's perfect for engaging your whole family. Break free from the familiar, and discover untold treasures in the story you thought you knew.