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Because of Bethlehem

November 21, 5:00pm - December 12, 2021 6:30pm

Join us on Sunday evenings for an Advent book study of Max Lucado's "Because of Bethlehem." Participants will purchase their own book (linked below) and prepare to spend four weeks (Nov 21 and 28; Dec 5 and 12) returning to the true meaning of Christmas. Both in-person and Zoom options available and REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED. For more information contact Julie Rapp (linked below) ABOUT THE BOOK // Love is Born. Hope is Here. For some, Christmas is a time of excitement, celebration, and quality time with loved ones. For others, it's full of loneliness, grief, and loss. Join New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado as he unwraps the enduring promises of Christmas and discovers a lifetime of hope, all because of one baby born in Bethlehem. It's easy to lose sight of the remarkable story of Christmas. We forget that a king ordered a census, Joseph was forced to travel, Mary bounced on a donkey's back, the hotel was full, the hour was late, and the event was one big hassle. Yet, out of that hassle, hope was born. In Because of Bethlehem, Max invites us to look at the Christmas story from a different perspective. He reminds us that Christmas is about more than a pretty tree with presents piled up underneath it. Christmas begins what Easter celebrates: the child in the cradle who goes on to become the King on the cross. Because of Bethlehem, we have a place on earth and a Savior in heaven. In the midst of your hectic Christmas season, Max will give you the encouragement, advice, and tools you need to: - Rekindle your connection to the Christ of Christmas - Receive the promises of the Christmas season - Lay down your endless Christmas to-do list and trust what Jesus has already done - Heal your heartache by embracing the God who is always near you, always for you, and always with you Each copy of Because of Bethlehem will also include an Advent Devotional Guide designed to help you reflect on the miracle of Christ's birth and the promise of his return. As you curl up in a comfortable spot and take a closer look at the wild and wonderful story of Bethlehem, may you find enduring faith for all seasons of your life. No matter what this season holds for you, rest in the truth that the promise of Christmas has the power to bring you a lifetime of hope and healing.