It’s the reason for the season…
How many times do Christians make this very statement about the ‘holiday season’? There are so many traditions that surround the Christmas holiday, that sometimes the Truth about the birth of a Savior gets lost.
Worse yet, many of us fall into the consumerism trap that we get even further away from the real meaning of this sacred holiday.
Christmas is a time when we pause to remember and celebrate the moment in time when God stepped into our existence in a whole new way.
In order to really understand the significance of this event, it is important to understand who this new-born baby really was. And that is exactly what Lee Strobel does in his book The Case for Christmas: A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger.
In this book, Strobel explores some key evidence about the identity of Jesus, the prophesied Messiah. Check out this overview from the back cover…
Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still other view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God. Who was he — really? And how can you know for sure? Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger. Join him as he asks tough, pointed questions you’d expect from an award-winning legal journalist. If Jesus really was God in the flesh, then there ought to be credible evidence…
An amazing group of guest bloggers have shared their thoughts on each chapter of The Case for Christmas. Feel free to follow along in the book with us, and to share your thoughts, comments and questions. But most of all, take a moment to reflect with us ‘the reason for the season’…
- the eyewitness evidence: can the biographies of jesus be trusted? – Laura Chase, @laurachasevoice
- the scientific evidence: does archaeology confirm or contradict jesus’ biographies? – Mike Kress, @tursiopsguy
- the profile evidence: did jesus fulfill the attributes of god? – Kyle Bryner, @KyleBryner
- the fingerprint evidence: did jesus – and jesus alone – match the identity of the messiah? – Sean Wrench, @forsakengen
- conclusion: the verdict of history – Dan King, @bibledude