We all dream of peace. During the Christmas season, we bake cookies and play music, but such comforts only hint at a much greater peace in the distance. The good news is that we can stop searching, because we already know the One who is peace.
Peace: Classic Readings for Christmas, a new book from Dr. Stephen J. Nichols, reminds us of the real meaning of Christmas, a cosmic event that reaches beyond December 25th and affects every life, every day, for all of time. Jesus is our peace (Eph. 2:14a).
"There is only one way to turn the dream of peace into reality," says Dr. Nichols. "If we are looking for permanent and ultimate good will, love, and peace, we must look beyond our gift-giving, get-togethers, and office parties. We must look to no other place than to a manger." It was Jesus Christ, the baby who was laid in that manger, who conquered sin and misery, establishing peace between God and man for all who trust in Him.
In Peace, meditations, Bible passages, and hymns unite with beautiful illustrations inviting you and your family to enter into the true peace of Christmas. With its heirloom quality_,_ this book is an appropriate gift for family and friends to be passed down for generations and enjoyed every Christmas season.
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"Peace, brings refreshing and profitable insights into the meaning, purpose and significance of Christmas. It is a valuable book for all of us to have and read as we contemplate this glorious moment in human history."
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Dr. Stephen J. Nichols is research professor of Christianity and culture at Lancaster Bible College, a visiting professor at Reformation Bible College, a lecturer in church history at Westminster Theological Seminary, and a teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries. A member of the Evangelical Theological Society, he chairs the society's Jonathan Edwards Study Group. He is the author of numerous books, including For Us and for Our Salvation: The Doctrine of Christ in the Early Church, Jonathan Edwards: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought, and Peace: Classic Readings for Christmas_.