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John D. Witvliet and David Vroege offer this outstanding collection of Christmas messages from giants of the Christian faith, such as John Calvin, St. Augustine, Martin Luther, Bernard of Clairveaux, and more. Each classic sermon includes a brief introduction to and interpretation of the message, along with an appropriate hymn text. Layreaders will appreciate the wisdom and insight that these beautiful sermons impart for devotional reflection and pastors and teachers will find wonderful classic ways to express the meaning of Christmas to contemporary listeners.
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Come and stand amazed, you people, See how God is reconciled! See his plans of love accomplished, See his gift, this newborn child. Rediscover the miracle of Christ's birth with this compelling collection of classic Christmas sermons from legendary figures of the faith, including John Calvin, Martin Luther, John Wyclif, Jerome, Augustine, and Thomas à Kempis. Each sermon includes a brief introduction to and interpretation of the message, along with an appropriate hymn text, inviting you to linger over the oft-told narratives and events of Christmas. Designed to help worshipers pray more deeply, understand more clearly, and touch more truly, these sermons from the past will spark fresh, effective ideas for today's preachers. The words of these classic giants of faith will also bring inspiration and joy to personal Advent devotions. Share in the treasures of the classic Christian tradition through this thought-provoking collection. "This is a wonderfully inspiring collection of some of the church's best preaching on the Incarnation. Ancient wisdom becomes contemporary inspiration in this great collection of sermons and hymns."-William H. Willimon, dean of the chapel, professor of Christian ministry, Duke UniversityAbout the Author:
John D, Witvliet is director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and associate professor of music and worship at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He also teaches in the religion department at Calvin College.. David Vroege is the pastor of All Nations Christian Reformed Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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