The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem - eBook  -     By: Adam Hamilton
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Abingdon Press / 2011 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781426746468
ISBN-13: 9781426746468
Availability: In Stock

Publisher's Description

Journey with Adam Hamilton as he travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in this fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. As he did with Jesus' crucifixion in24 Hours That Changed the World, Hamilton once again approaches a world-changing event with thoughtfulness. Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heart-felt as you walk along this road.
Read The Journey on your own or, for a more in-depth study, enjoy it with a small group. Also available:
The Journey: A Season of Reflections
The Journey: DVD with Leader Guide
The Journey: Youth Edition
The Journey: Children's Edition
“This book may be the greatest Christmas present of the year. Adam thoughtfully, movingly walks us through what really happened when God touched this planet. The richness of the full story will touch your life as well.”
John Ortberg, author of The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You
“If you think you know the story of Jesus’ birth, think again! This wonderful book sets us on a journey to the times and characters of Christmas so that we experience the birth of Christ in our lives in a new way.”
Joel C. Hunter, author of Church Distributed
“Adam is a pastor who has clearly walked in the footsteps of the Master. This is a timely Christmas gift for a friend no matter where he or she is along ‘the journey.’”
Rich Nathan, coauthor of Empowered Evangelicals
'Adam Hamilton is one of the finest pastors I know. In addition, his books have long been favorites of mine. The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem will soon be a favorite or yours. Complete with a 28 day devotional and videos filmed in the Holy Land this will add a new depth and joy to your Christmas season."
Bill Hybels
Senior pastor, Willow Creek Community Church
Chairman of Board, Willow Creek Association

Author Bio

Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamilton’s congregation the most influential mainline church in America, and he preached at the National Prayer Service as part of the presidential inauguration festivities in 2013. Hamilton is the best-selling and award-winning author of The Journey, The Way, 24 Hours that Changed the World, Enough, When Christians Get it Wrong, and Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, all published by Abingdon Press.

Endorsements

"This book may be the greatest Christmas present of the year. Adam thoughtfully, movingly walks us through what really happened when God touched this planet. The richness of the full story will touch your life as well." -John Ortberg, author of The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You

"If you think you know the story of Jesus' birth, think again! This wonderful book sets us on a journey to the times and characters of Christmas so that we experience the birth of Christ in our lives in a new way." -Joel C. Hunter, author of Church Distributed

"Adam is a pastor who has clearly walked in the footsteps of the Master. This is a timely Christmas gift for a friend no matter where he or she is along 'the journey.'" -Rich Nathan, coauthor of Empowered Evangelicals

"Adam Hamilton is one of the finest pastors I know. His books have long been favorites of mine. The Journey: Walking the Road ti Bethlehem will soon be a favorite of yours. Complete with a 28-day devotionals and videos filmed in the Holy Land, this will add a new depth and joy to your Christmas season." -Bill Hybels, Senior pastor, Willow Creek Community Church

Author Info

Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamilton's congregation the most influential mainline church in America, and PBS's Religion and Ethic Newsweekly identified him as one of the top "Ten People to Watch." Hamilton is the best-selling and award-winning author of 24 Hours That Changed the World; Why? Making Sense of God's Will; Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity; and ten other books, all published by Abingdon Press.

Publisher's Weekly

It is undoubtedly a challenge to bring a fresh perspective to biblical texts that many Christians have heard in church and read countless times. But Hamilton (24 Hours That Changed the World), founding pastor of the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kans., brings careful research, the perspective of an experienced minister, and an eye for detail to his work that will appeal to many. Beginning with the Gospel reading appropriate to his meditation, he draws on historical information as well as his own travels to take the reader on a spiritual walk, beginning with the angel Gabriel's annunciation to Mary that she will bear God's son and ending with the birth of Jesus in a manger in Bethlehem. Threaded with the stories of people he met along his way, and of others who have represented God's purposes in his own life, Hamilton also attempts to separate biblical facts, from a Protestant point of view, from traditions he appears to consider more speculative. While the writer doesn't break much new ground, the book serves as an inviting window into familiar texts that many Christians may be at risk for taking for granted-always a helpful exercise. (Sept.)Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Study
    December 4, 2014
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    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem.
    Rev. Adam Hamilton developed a thought provoking study, packed full of insights for those of us who may have become lazy regarding Christmas. The intertwining of Biblical, archeological and cultural nuances really helped me and our Bible study group better understand what God teaches us through the conception and birth of Jesus Christ. I highly recommend this study and the complementary DVD and daily devotional.
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    December 2, 2014
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    Quality: 2
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    Adam Hamilton's book is very good -- apparently well researched and thought provoking. However, the CBD e-book platform is not user friendly. Highlighting and inserting notes are more cumbersome/difficult in CBD's format than in iBooks.
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    December 20, 2012
    deeb
    Cadillac, MI
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem.
    I facilitated 3 different groups plus used children's book during sermon time and it was so wonderful. A variety of faith walks made discussion very meaningful at this time of the year. The books & dvd will go into our church library for use in the future for those who were not able to attend at this time.
  4. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Nice read for Advent
    December 4, 2012
    Preacher Chris
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem.
    This is a nice read to get ready for Christmas. At our church we are reading this book and watching the DVD on Wednesday nights during Advent. Have had really good response from people.
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    Great Book for Advent Study
    November 27, 2012
    Charlie
    Greenville, Texas
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    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Adam Hamilton's Journey takes the reader on an adventure to the past to experience the joys and sorrows experienced by the characters participating in the birth of Jesus. When accompanied by his video and leaders guide for the Journey to Bethlehem it makes for an excellent study for advent.
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