Amidst the checklists and social engagements for the Christmas season, Karen Straszheim writes for the weary Christian who gets lost in the holiday madness.
By placing a strong emphasis on spiritual rest, Straszheim's Christmas devotional is divided into eleven chapters that collectively call for the Christian to put their shopping bags down and just rest in the Scriptures. A Sanctuary in Our Midst: Christmas Reflections on Jesus is deeply enriched with Scripture references throughout to exemplify how the Old and New Testament compliment each other, and how we can understand the Bible.
A Sanctuary in Our Midst is perfect for studying within a group or individually, to talk through Strazheim's discussion questions altogether over hot cocoa or to quietly reflect on in one's own time. Either way, this devotional is a sanctuary in and of itself.