Christmas or confusion, Bethlehem or Bedlam
Which will you choose this year? The truth is, we dont have to choose, because Christmas always happens right in the midst of our confusion. God breaks into our confusion and makes himself known. Christmas and confusion--werent they intimately related at the first Christmas when Jesus was born? Sometimes we forget that. But, thats what this book is about--how Christ breaks into our chaos and confusion and brings Christmas--how Bethlehem always happens in the midst of bedlam. This thematic Advent study for 2013 has five sessions--one for each Sunday of Advent and one for Christmas. Each session is related to the overall theme of the book and offers an alternative to the lectionary-based Scriptures for the Church seasons. This year's theme is Bethlehem or Bedlam? A reflection is also available at the end of each session.
James W. Moore is a best-selling author of more than 40 books and an acclaimed pastor and ordained elder in The United Methodist Church. He has led congregations in Jackson, Tennessee, Shreveport, Louisiana, andmost recentlyHouston, Texas. In 2006, after 50 years of active ministry, he retired from full-time ministry and moved to the Dallas area, where he currently serves as Minister-in-Residence at Highland Park United Methodist Church. He and his wife, June, live at Heritage Ranch in Fairview, Texas.