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Publication Date: 2012
The child in Bethlehem would grow up to be a friend of sinners, not a friend of Rome. He would spend his life with the ordinary and the unimpressive. He would pay deep attention to lepers and cripples, to the blind and the beggar, to prostitutes and fishermen, to women and children. He would announce the availability of a kingdom different from Herods. A kingdom where blessingsfull value and worth with Godwas now conferred on the poor in spirit and the meek and the persecuted.
People would not understand all this meant. According to pastor and bestselling author John Ortberg in Who Is This Child, we still do not.
But a revolution was starting, a slow, quiet, movement that began at the bottom of society and would undermine the pretensions of the Herods. It was a movement that was largely underground, like a cave around Bethlehem, where a dangerous baby was born and hidden from a king.
Strange reversal. Men who wore purple robes and glittering crowns and gaudy titles began to look ridiculous. And yet the figure of the child born in a manger only grew in stature. Adapted from John Ortbergs book, Who Is This Man?
John Ortberg is the senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. His bestselling books include Soul Keeping, Who Is This Man?, and If You Want to Walk on Water, Youve Got to Get out of the Boat. John teaches around the world at conferences and churches, writes articles for Christianity Today and Leadership Journal, and is on the board of the Dallas Willard Center and Fuller Seminary. He has preached sermons on Abraham Lincoln, The LEGO Movie, and The Gospel According to Les Miserables. John and his wife Nancy enjoy spending time with their three adult children, dog Baxter, and surfing the Pacific. You can follow John on twitter @johnortberg or check out the latest news/blogs on his website at www.johnortberg.com.
Pam5 Stars Out Of 5Quick interesting readJanuary 6, 2015PamThis was a interesting booklet. Sometimes little booklets don't keep my attention if they are not written well . This one was. It was broken out into two parts; the mother and the child.
Then again, I like everything that John Ortberg writes.
GrammyAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Christmas BookletDecember 26, 2014GrammyAge: 55-65Gender: femaleGave these to my Bible Study group as a small Christmas gift. I love the way John Ortberg
writes. The ladies enjoyed them.
Marilyn HenryMontanaAge: 55-65Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5Not what I was expectingJanuary 9, 2014Marilyn HenryMontanaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 3Meets Expectations: 1I ordered these for Christmas gifts for my Confirmation and Youth Group class. They appear to be geared more toward parents to use as family time (which is great) but I did not get that impression from the description. So, while the information is good, the format did not into what I had wanted to use it for so I was unable to give it to them.