Hope for the Holidays is more than just a catchy phrase that you might find in a Hallmark greeting. Hope is vital to our lives, and it is often the most prevalent during the season of Christmas. This book speaks about the message of hope that we find in the Christmas story as we celebrate Jesus' birth. In this book, we will explore the ways we can experience hope for the holidays. In each chapter, we will look at the different characters in the Christmas story and how they offer a message of hope to us in our own lives.
Andrew Lay leads us into Advent/Christmas and, creatively listening to the old, familiar texts, finds fresh meaning for today's Christians. Lay restores the holy to the holidays in this fine presentation of the blessing of the Incarnation.
-Bishop Will Willimon, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School, author of Accidental Preacher: A Memoir.
About the Author:
Andrew Curtis Lay is a life-long Methodist. He earned his bachelor's degree at Tennessee Wesleyan University, where he has also taught as an adjunct professor of religion. He also completed his Master of Divinity degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. Andrew is currently serving as the associate pastor of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church in Athens, Tennessee. He and his wife Ally love music, ministry, and the outdoors.