Joy to the World: Inspirational Christmas Messages from America's Preachers
Olivia M. Cloud, Olivia Cloud
Simon and Schuster, 21 nov. 2006 - 416 pages
"Is there an idea or a dream that is lingering in the back of your mind this Christmas season?" asks the Reverend Robert H. Schuller in Joy to the World: Inspirational Christmas Messages from America's Preachers.
"Is there some long-lost hope that you just cannot forget? God often comes through these thoughts. It is God at work in you."
"Track what we call our good fortune and we shall see God clearly in our lives," says the Reverend Gardner C. Taylor in his message. He asked the question "Did you ever sit among your family and, strangely, feel a thankfulness which made you somewhat shamefacedly brush a tear away? You heard the angels sing!"
"Christmas is a time of establishing and celebrating many traditions," begins the Reverend Paula White in her reflection.
This is but a sampling of dozens of messages on the true meaning of Christmas included in this first book to celebrate the spirituality of Christmas by bringing together a diverse collection of messages from Christian leaders from across the country.
Contributors to this collection represent congregations from Hawaii to New York to Atlanta and all the regions surrounding and in between. These inspirational words are from men and women who minister to and console young and old from all walks of life and who reflect the range of ethnicities and Christian religious traditions that characterizes America today.
This timeless treasure trove of inspiration and teaching has something for everyone and is the perfect gift for the season of giving. Joy to the World shares the spirit of Christmas throughout the year.
Daniel Akin THE KING WITH FOUR NAMES
Melvin Banks Sr KEEPING CHRIST CENTRAL
A R Bernard VISION IS A PROCESS
George G Bloomer ALL THE CHRISTMASES TO COME
Mark G Boyer CHRISTMAS PAST PRESENT
John R Bryant HAVE YOU SEEN JESUS?
Anthony Campolo THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST REVEALED
Joseph Champlin CHRISTS CONCERN FOR CURRENT
Ella Pearson Mitchell A TESTIMONY AT CHRISTMAS
Otis B Moss III RAISING ANOTHER MANS BABY
Myles Munroe THE GLORY OF CHRISTMAS
William Bill E Pannell JOY TO THE WORLD
Pentz DRAW NEAR
GOD WITH US
Robert H Schuller CHRISTMAS HONORS
Robert Smith Jr PREGNANT WITH POSSIBILITY
Emanuel Cleaver IN PRAISE OF NAZARETH
Suzan Johnson Cook GOD IS WITH US
Kevin W Cosby A NIGHT AT THE HOLY DAY INN
Michael Eric Dyson MAKE ROOM FOR GOD
William S Epps SACRED WONDER
Ken Fong AN UNCOMFORTABLE CHRISTMAS
Billy Graham UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN
Forrest E Harris Sr LIVING WITH DEFERRED HOPE
Donald Hilliard Jr POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Barbara King CHRIST IN YOU
Vashti Murphy McKenzie NO LONGER BUSINESS
Bertram Melbourne THE JOURNEY OF JOY
Wallace Charles Smith PREPARE THE
THE PORTRAIT OF OBEDIENCE
Taylor CHRISTMAS SO WHAT
Frank A Thomas A CREATIVE CHRISTMAS
Watley GODS TIMING AND OUR TIMING
Steve Wende ACCEPT THE GIFT
Paula White THE VALUE OF CREATING FAMILY
Jeremiah A Wright Jr GODS GIFT TO US
Ed Young SHOPPING FOR A SAVIOR
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