I just read ‘Christmas Redemption -Why Christians Should Celebrate a Pagan Holiday’ by Jeremy Myers and entered this review on Amazon as well.
Jeremy does an excellent job of laying it all out concerning the Redemption we have in Christ Jesus and how He has Redeemed us completely. Every aspect of our lives including the holiday we all enjoy called ‘Christmas’.
In it he addresses the roots and the practices surrounding Christmas and why Christians should actually celebrate this time to the fullest with lights, trees, gifts, and yes even Santa Claus. He shows the holiday from its pagan beginnings to how it is celebrated today.
He says in his conclusion, “Redemption has been the pattern from the beginning and is one of the central truths of the Gospel message. Christianity is about taking what is sinful or profane and redeeming it for the glory of God.”
Too many times we as Christians want to condemn nearly everything around us and in so doing become much like the Pharisees and religious leaders that Jesus encountered.
I recommend this book to everyone who has concerns of how and why we celebrate Christmas.
I recommend it to those who do not have any qualms in celebrating but may not know the history of Christmas.
I recommend this book to everyone, no matter who or where you are, no matter your background or beliefs, no matter whether you are young or old.
This book just may help your understanding and challenge you to truly let the Light Shine!