GET READY.... for CHRISTMAS Preparing for the Advent season at home, in the classroom and the pulpit can be a daunting task. Sometimes a fresh look at the meaning of Christ's birth is needed. Get Ready.for Christmas supplies material and scriptural references to meet the demands of the season. Whether your audience has "heard it all before" or you have visitors who aren't sure what the Christmas season is all about, this book will help you bring the message across. From the story of John the Baptist to the visit of the Wise Men, you will have information and fresh ideas to aid in the celebration of the greatest even in human history. Chapters include: The Forerunner In the Fullness of Time Mary's Little Lamb Have You Seen the Light? What You See is What You Get Do We Really Need Christmas? Miracle on Bethlehem's Street Peace Child The Wonder of Christmas Christmas is Worship And What Did You Learn? Dr. Kerry A. Skidmore is a retired ordained pastor in the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church. She graduated from Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri with a B.M. degree in 1975 and in 1989 completed her Master of Divinity at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. She studied with C. Peter Wagner and others at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California and earned her Doctor of Ministry in 2001. In 1997 she was honored with receiving the Harry Denman Evangelism Award from the Missouri West Conference for her work in church growth and evangelism. She is a Bible teacher, writer, and seminar speaker.