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The War on Christmas – Review

The War on Christmas: Battles in Faith, Tradition, and Religious Expression Book Cover The War on Christmas: Battles in Faith, Tradition, and Religious Expression
Bodie Hodge
Religion & Spirituality, Christian Living
Master Books
October 31, 2013
Paperback
144

Book Description:

Find the truth about Christmas and the Christian's response to a culture that seems to be declaring war on traditions and the Bible!

Christmas - with its holiday lights, bright packages, and nativity displays - has become a controversial frontline in the increasingly intolerant culture wars. Whether or not to say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays," how to refer to the tree, and just how "biblical" Christmas may actually be is debated online, during city council meetings, and in courthouses each year.

Filled with family get-togethers, office parties, breaks from school and festivities, Christmas should be a time of peace and love - not arguments over who can celebrate what and where or when. So why has so much controversy clouded this sacred holiday? Nativity scenes are nixed and even the word "Christmas" is considered offensive by some. Get the facts behind the history, relevance, and biblical connections of this beloved holiday:

  • Is it a bunch of pagan symbols or traditions "Christianized" for the celebrations?
  • Why is a Christian concept of Christmas so important for those who don't believe in Jesus?
  • Most may say Christmas is about the birth of Jesus, but are we truly worshiping Him or just celebrating the earthly gifts we give ourselves?

Review:

Honestly, I read this book rather quickly. It was pleasing to see how these authors connected Christmas to the Bible, and gave the scriptures for readers to read it for themselves. I was not able to reference my Bible as I read, but you better bet your booty that I will the next time I read it.

With all of the hoopla going on with Duck Dynasty, Phil Robertson, and A&E, I think it is very important that people go to their Bibles and read everything for themselves. This applies to everything!

The saying you hear at Christmas time, Jesus is the Reason for the Season, is right. Christians believe this, and will stand their ground when disputed. Take this book for instance! There is a War on Christmas. There are lots of people wanting to take "Christ" out of Christmas, are they non-believers or just wanting to be politically correct? Believe it or not, sometimes being politically correct means that you are not proclaiming your faith.

This book proves to me that there are people out there that aren't afraid to put their beliefs out there, make a stand for them, and try to reach those that are in doubt.

The different sections of this book are:

What about Christmas? - Confusion and Misconceptions - It's All Baby Jesus - How Christmas Came to Be - The War on Christmas

Read this! Study the timeline! Study the facts! Study the Bible right alongside this book!

Let's keep Christ in Christmas! If we keep Christ in our day, everyday, then why should Christmas be any different?

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Jen December 25, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Just added this to my list. Thanks, Julie. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  • Reply Weekend Cowgirl February 5, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Will put it on my list…

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