'Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas' 'God with Us' is a book that inspires and encourages you to see the Birth of Jesus, the Incarnation more clearly. The Incarnation and what it means is something of an enigma, and like the film of that name there are moments when like Tom Jericho one feels oneself exclaiming "Mary Jane Hawkins" as this book reveals some beautiful idea about Jesus' Nativity. This book is a wonderful crib that casts light on that original crib and all its significance from Bethlehem to our modern Christmas celebrations.
The several writers who have collaborated here speak imaginatively and much in harmony in expressing their awe, wonder and delight that God has come to us and despite our messy lives then and now promises us forgiveness, hope and wholeness for all of us.
This book that speaks of joy is itself a thing of beauty with captivating illustrations of paintings by great but not always well known artists. I can think of no better guide or better gift to put us so gloriously in touch with the amazing beauty of Christmas.