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Walking Backwards to Christmas

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Congregations are often confused or uninspired by the emphasis on Old Testament themes during Advent and too �over� Christmas by December 26 to pay much attention to the gospel stories that follow Jesus� birth. Walking Backwards to Christmas starts at the end of the story, with Jesus� presentation to Anna and Simeon at the temple, and moves backwards through Herod�s slaughter of the innocents, the wise men�s visit, Jesus� birth in a stable, Mary�s pregnancy, and finally to the much-earlier hopes and dreams of Isaiah and Moses.

Telling the Christmas story through the eyes of both famous figures like King Herod and imagined characters like the innkeeper�s wife, Stephen Cottrell invites readers to experience Jesus� birth anew, with greater appreciation of the dark themes and ancient figures relevant to the Advent story.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780664261863
    • Manufacturer: Westminster Pr
    • ISBN 13: 9780664261863
    • Language of Text: English
    • Publication Date: 09/01/2015
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Stephen Cottrell
    • Page Count: 128
    • Width: 5.06 inches
    • Height: 7.81 inches
    • Length: 7.60 inches
    • Weight: 0.31 pounds
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