In C Is for Christmas, David and Warren Wiersbe cut through the fancy wrapping paper and pretty bows to give the background of the events surrounding Jesus’ birth. They also explain the reasons for our various Christmas symbols and beliefs. From angels and Bethlehem to yuletide and Zechariah, the authors shed light on a wide variety of Christmas-related topics.
The timing of being offered to review this book was perfect, since Louis and I had just been talking about wanting to research the background and meaning of some of the common Christmas traditions and symbols.
C is for Christmas includes a table of contents to make searching for specific topics quick and easy. I did find that some topics I would have liked to read about were not included. Well, one is particular: Christmas trees. However, there is a lot of information in this guide. From Angels to King Herod, Caesar to Yuletide, there is a lot to learn from this book.
Each topic includes Scripture references, so you’d probably want to keep a Bible close on hand. A wise thing to have nearby, either way!
Each topic also includes a list of related subjects to look up for more information. Many topics are also divided into sub-topics. For example, when you read you about Joseph, the chapter is divided into Joseph the man, Joseph the husband, and Joseph the foster father of Jesus. This makes it even easier to find a specific piece of information you might be looking for.
Overall, I think this is a handy resource to have. I would have liked to find out more about the history of some of our Christmas traditions, but the book is more geared toward the history of Christmas itself; Christ’s birth. Of course there is nothing wrong with that! I think I just had it in my head that it was going to be something a bit different so I had to change my mindset away from the history and meaning of Christmas symbols and tradition and focus on the history and meaning of Christ’s birth itself.Disclaimer: Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
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