Here is a gentle way of walking through the busy days leading up to Christmas.
Here is encouragement to slow down and savour the words of one of the best-loved of seasonal Bible readings.
Here is refreshment as well as inspiration for sharing the good news of Jesus’ birth with others.
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Stephen Cherry, Residentiary Canon of Durham Cathedral
'David Bryan's face-to-face presentations in local churches, helping the, connect with the human story of Jesus, transfer very successfully into this book. His own devotion to Jesus, his scholarship carried lightly and an ever-present strain of humour, invite us to encounter the challenges that Jesus brought to those he first met. He starkly brings us close to the tough realities of life and strife at the time of Jesus, raising questions along the way to stimulate consideration of the reader's own beliefs and values. Poetry, archaeology and politics are woven together as Bryan invites us to reconsider our identity in the world of today in the light of Jesus' dream of the reign of God. This is an excellent resource for groups of personal study.'
Robin Greenwood, Research Fellow in Applied Theology Durham University