Journey to the Manger explores the New
Testament's various accounts of the birth of Jesus: their origins in
Old Testament prophecies, the genealogies, the angelic announcements,
the journeys and arrivals, and the aftermath of Jesus birth for the
powerful and the poor alike.
Engaging seriously with biblical and
historical criticism, Paula Gooder uncovers key similarities running
through the Gospel writers' accounts and focuses on their shared
understanding of the significant events they describe.
detailed exploration of the texts is a gold mine for preaching and
teaching, and will breathe new life into the familiar Christmas stories
heard year after year in churches, hymn sings, and nativity plays.
Devotional reflections and discussion questions also make this ideal for
personal and group study.
Rooted in the conviction that greater
understanding of the Bible leads to deeper discipleship, this is an
essential resource for preachers, teachers, and study group leaders, as
well as those who simply wish to get to know the Bible better.