As with his other books, David Jeremiah makes the subject interesting and relevant to the event. This is an easy read and I gave it along with the dvd, The Nativity, in hopes my niece and nephew would consider the claims of Christ. We'll see if they take an interest.
Excellent book for small group study or Sunday School class. It causes the students to examine what they believe and why they believe it. Not only is it s good seasonal study but it helps Christians to understand the significance of the incarnation.
Why the Angels? Why Bethlehem? Why Mary? Why the Star of Bethlehem? "Why the Nativity?" is a nice informative book. I say "nice" in that it's full of Biblical facts yet its tone is one of effortlessness. Each chapter ends with discussion questions for anyone who wants to go the extra mile. (I didn't, but it's there if you're so inclined.) The book paints a colorful picture of Bethlehem at the time in which Jesus was born. It helped me see the event more clearly. I'll even go as far as to say that some Biblical things "clicked" with me for the first time. And, I love that with scripture -- when things just suddenly stand out -- as if it's the first time you've read it.) I personally liked the chapter regarding the Star of Bethlehem the most. It included some astronomy which I like and was similar to a movie I saw several years back at the New York Planetarium in which they mentioned a bright constellation occurring in 7 B.C. Here as well, I read about the year in which Jupiter and Saturn were aligned (in 7 B.C.) to create a bright "star" and that Jupiter was considered a star of "royal" status; something the Magi would have known. Little particulars like that I found interesting.