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The Purpose of Christmas Hardcover – November 4, 2008
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About the Author
Rick Warren was born in San Jose, California, and founded (with one family) Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, in 1980. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California Baptist University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Rick and his wife, Kay, live in Trabuco Canyon, California, and have three children.
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He highlights the importance of Christmas by noting that this event has divided history into BC and AD. it inspires radio stations to play holiday music for a whole month, and it gets people into church who don't normally attend at other times of the year.
He talks about how as a three year old, he asked his mom if he could have a birthday party for Jesus, and how it became a family tradition. He encourages all of us to sing Happy Birthday to Jesus.
Some will no doubt think that this is sort of sappy. But really, it's a great way to remember whose birthday we're supposed to be celebrating.
He briefly expounds on Luke 2:10, noting that the Christmas message is personal ("I bring YOU good news), it is positive (it's good news), and it is universal (good news of great joy that will be for ALL people).
Rick says that Jesus Christ is God's Christmas present to the world. We should unwrap this gift by receiving Christ into our lives as our Lord and Savior. He leads readers into a suggested salavtion prayer at the end of the book. The prayer mentions repentance and faith and trust and is generally quite good.
This is a book I would buy for family and friends, especially around the holidays. You could have it read in less than two hours.