Christmas from the Back Side: A Different Look at the Story of Jesus Birth

Popular and beloved author J Ellsworth Kalas presents new insight into the biblical story of Christmas Kalas approaches the season through the back side through a unique starting point, a creative retelling, a new lens, or the eyes of a minor character Kalas s creative approach both clarifies basic teachings and introduces new possibilities of meaning, even for thPopular and beloved author J Ellsworth Kalas presents new insight into the biblical story of Christmas Kalas approaches the season through the back side through a unique starting point, a creative retelling, a new lens, or the eyes of a minor character Kalas s creative approach both clarifies basic teachings and introduces new possibilities of meaning, even for those who are most familiar with the Christmas story Enriched with contemporary illustrations and personal experiences, this volume will provide new perspectives.
Christmas from the Back Side A Different Look at the Story of Jesus Birth Popular and beloved author J Ellsworth Kalas presents new insight into the biblical story of Christmas Kalas approaches the season through the back side through a unique starting point a creative ret

  • Title: Christmas from the Back Side: A Different Look at the Story of Jesus Birth
  • Author: J. Ellsworth Kalas
  • ISBN: 9780687027064
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Christmas from the Back Side: A Different Look at the Story of Jesus Birth”

    1. This was an excellent choice for our Monday morning study group. It was a good reminder that God can't be programmed and that the grace of God can't be predicted. This was a thoughtful retelling of the Christmas story as we took a look at its scandal, the government's involvement, and its unfolding in the most unlikely of places.

    2. Some books are good because they deliver new information. Some books are good because they are wildly entertaining. For me this book was neither. So why the four star rating? Several reasons come to mind. Firstly, Dr. Kalas was always more than generous with me on my papers, so I'd like to return the favor. Secondly, and I know this may shock some, I think it's important to be taught to think pastorally. Joe and Susy Pewsitter don't want a lecture, they want the Word of God to come alive and cap [...]

    3. My mom gave me this book, has alternative ways of looking at the Christmas story. The section on JC being born in a hotel and against the Empire both made it into my Christmas Eve sermon, so any book that gives me sermon material automatically is worth it! Reading it coincided with God & Empire made for good parallelism too!

    4. I read this book for a class at church. I enjoyed the book and it led into very interesting discussions.

    5. I thought this was a very though provoking away to look at the Christmas Story! We did this as a bible study at church.

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