The Purpose of Christmas

Merry Christmas! As you open your gifts tomorrow and spend time with family and friends, please remember the true reason for the season. Nathan

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“This book, The Purpose of Christmas, is the most clear definition of Christianity – of what it means to follow Jesus, what it means to be saved – of anything I’ve ever written,” Warren says.

Using Christmas, the book explains why Jesus Christ came to earth – which Warren says can be summed up through the three statements given by the angels that appeared at the first Christmas.

“First, he (the angel) said ‘I bring you good news of great joy.’ It’s a time for celebration,” explains Warren. “And then he says, ‘for on this day is born to you a savior, who is Christ the Lord.’ It’s a time for salvation. And then he says ‘Peace on earth; goodwill toward men.’ It’s a time for reconciliation.”

“Jesus Christ came to the earth for celebration, salvation, and reconciliation,” Warren says. “In other words, to make peace with God, to make peace with ourselves, to make peace with other people.”

The 125-page Purpose of Christmas follows Warren’s bestselling Purpose Driven Life, which has sold 52 million copies since its release six years ago. Described as the best-selling nonfiction hardback book in history, the 2002 devotional book rocketed the Southern California pastor into national prominence and was also most identified in a Barna survey of American pastors and ministers as the book that was most influential on their lives and ministries.

Even compared to it, however, Warren says The Purpose of Christmas is “the most evangelistic book I’ve ever written.”

“It’s the clearest presentation of the Gospel,” he says.

“We’re going to be praying that this book is used widely to win many people to Christ.”

(To read more about this book, check The Christian Post )