Book Title: The Purpose of Christmas
Author: Rick Warren
Category: nonfiction; inspirational
# of pages: 127
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best].: B
Short description/summary of the book: (taken from bn.com):In his powerful yet compassionate voice, Pastor Rick Warren sounds the clarion call to "remember the reason for the season," taking readers back in time to the most wonderful story of all -- the birth of the baby Jesus. When he was just a small boy, young Rick asked his parents if they could celebrate Christmas with a birthday party for Jesus -- and the tradition began that the Warrens have upheld for over fifty years. Now through stirring imagery and compelling personal insights, The Purpose of Christmas honors the significance and promise of this cherished holiday.
Pastor Warren encourages readers to identify and confront what drains peace from their lives. Warren explains that the way to respond to these peace-robbers is to learn how to surrender to God's will and not feel defeated or discouraged when life does not go as planned. True peace of mind is found by having an unshakeable faith in God -- knowing that his empowering Spirit will guide his children through life's challenges.
Beautifully written, The Purpose of Christmas will stir readers to honor the true significance of Christmas and to nurture God's gifts of love and peace in this world.
My Thoughts: This was a very inspirational read about how followers of Christ can make the best of the Christmas Holiday. It really tells how God loves each and every person and how we can be at peace knowing that. It was a very interesting read. However I thought it was a quite bit on the repetitive side at times which hindered the reading experience. It seemed as if he ran out of things to say and that is why I couldn't give this book higher than a B which is a shame The sentiment is there and if you want to be inspired this Christmas season then I suggest you read this book.
Books read this year: 55/50.
Next read(s): I just started reading Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore.