I just finished reading a book that I believe can serve us well this Christmas season -- The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren. This book which is a quick read (it may take a little over an hour to finish if you read it in one sitting) is a very accessible book that makes for a great gift for those in our lives who are spiritually seeking.
For those who know Jesus Christ in a personal way and celebrate Christmas as the birth of Christ this book presents some simple truths about the season that is always beneficial to be reminded of. I know how easy it is for me to get caught up in the flurry of the season and I need to be re-envisioned that this season is about the Prince of Peace.
Here is an excerpt from the book I hope you will be prodded to read it.
"God's Christmas gift to you has three qualities that make it unique. First, it is the most expensive gift you'll ever receive. It's priceless. Jesus paid for it with his life. Second, it's the only gift you'll ever receive that will last forever. Finally, it is an extremely practical gift -- one you'll use every day for the rest of your life." p. 8