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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Stories by Trevor Denis
This is a highly readable and gently challenging book. It made the perfect Advent reading and cast new thoughts on an old and famous, maybe infamous story! Highly recommended!
Published on 1 Feb. 2009 by Judith Hattaway

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3.0 out of 5 stars Disagree with his theology but not badly written
This book looks at the two narratives of the Christmas story in the Bible - in St. Matthew and St. Luke's Gospels - and gives lots of context, some of it very interesting. Canon Dennis is very good at taking us back 2,000 years and imagining what predicated the circumstances described in the Gospels.

I have a couple of criticisms, though they are mostly due to...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Stories by Trevor Denis, 1 Feb. 2009
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Judith Hattaway (Arborfield, Berks United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This is a highly readable and gently challenging book. It made the perfect Advent reading and cast new thoughts on an old and famous, maybe infamous story! Highly recommended!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disagree with his theology but not badly written, 12 Jan. 2015
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Huw Davies (Taunton, England) - See all my reviews
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This book looks at the two narratives of the Christmas story in the Bible - in St. Matthew and St. Luke's Gospels - and gives lots of context, some of it very interesting. Canon Dennis is very good at taking us back 2,000 years and imagining what predicated the circumstances described in the Gospels.

I have a couple of criticisms, though they are mostly due to Canon Dennis's and my theological differences - eg his more literal approach to the Bible and his quite 'Low Church' view of the Blessed Virgin Mary. However, he presents his arguments for these positions fairly well. My one other issue is the poetry which he includes at points, which I don't rate that highly; I think it detracts from his message, somewhat.

His final conclusion, that we need the image of God in the manger, is an admirable one, even if he gets to it a different way than I would have. This is quite an easy read and might be worth your attention.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful Resource for preparing Christmas Worship, 7 Jan. 2013
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Mrs. D. A. Allitt "Hebe Pinafore" (Lincolnsihre, UK) - See all my reviews
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A thought-provoking book gently leading the reader to think beyond their comfort zone regarding the Nativity of Jesus Christ as presented in the bible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Nov. 2014
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A grandmother "CG" (Worcestershire, England) - See all my reviews
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A inspirational book which re-examines the Christmas Stories and makes us ponder them in a new way.
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