This is the exciting, thrilling, life-changing story of Christmas and what it really means. Digging deep into the historical context and the meaning of the originaly Biblical texts, these simple but deeply engaging insights reveal why people talk about the 'joy of Christmas'.
People know the often-told story of Christmas so well that it is hard to hear or feel afresh the joy of the meaning of Christmas. William Barclay goes right back to the original Biblical texts and translates them, providing surprising and fascinating insights along the way. Readers are guaranteed to find new insight and a fresh understanding of a story that they thought they knew. This book is one of a series and each title will have an introduction by one of today's most valued writers. Insights Christmas has a Foreword by Nick Baines, Bishop of Bradford.
William Barclay (1907-1978) is known and loved by millions worldwide as one of the greatest Christian teachers of modern times. His insights into the New Testament, combined with his vibrant writing style, have delighted and enlightened readers of all ages for over half a century. He served for most of his life as Professor of Divinity at the University of Glasgow, and wrote more than fifty books--most of which are still in print today.