Our culture tends to sentimentalise and commercialise Christmas. And yet in 2020 it looks like Christmas will be very different from those we are used to. Covid-19 has brought home to all of us the reality of suffering and anxiety and our need of something more. Searching for Christmas points us to the Jesus in the midst of our worries. It looks at the four names given to Jesus in Isaiah 9:6 - Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace – and shows how Christmas is about so much more than we usually focus on – it is about God himself coming into our world to rescue us. Seen in this light Christmas provides hope in the darkness at a time when we desperately need it. Greear’s book is short (just over 60 pages) but full of applicable content to our modern world. It would be a perfect book for giving away during the Christmas season to encourage people to encounter Jesus, in all his glory, this Christmas.

This book is available to purchase from The Good Book Company.

Stephen Allison, Kiltarlity Free Church