The birth of Christ is not only about the coming of the Messiah to the world-it is the Incarnation.
By striving to understand Christ, we can understand what it is to be a follower of Jesus. Exploring the idea of the Incarnation also helps us get a grip on why God came in human form and what our purpose is as we respond with faith in Him.
That is just one of the many insights from Tom Kingery, a United Methodist pastor, in his sixth book about Christian life.
Like a photo album, each Christmas message in the Bible gives us part of the whole picture. While we may not ever get the entire picture, we can see enough of it to know what we are looking at and what we're called on to do because of it.
Most of the sermons in this book were offered as a series of messages during the weeks up to and including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Kingery presents them as different parts of a "gallery" of images and impressions, encouraging you to enjoy the offerings and as you move closer to the Lord.