You know you’re reading a good Christmas book when it takes several elements of favourite Christmas carols and dares to say: “None of this is in the Gospels.” So much of Christian tradition around Christmas comes from a faithful place, but often doesn’t make sense to onlookers. In this short book, Rebecca McLaughlin dares to cut through the glitter to the solid, bright truth below. She engages with the usual family and pop culture references, but isn’t afraid to interact with atheists and experimental physicists too. This is a book to give away to the non-Christian who has thought about Jesus and Christianity and decided that they are quite simply unbelievable. It is insightful, incisive and exceptionally well written, and with it God may well change many minds.

Miriam Montgomery, Free Church Books