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Because of Bethlehem (with Bonus Content): Love Is Born, Hope Is Here by [Max Lucado]

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Since entering the ministry in 1978, Max Lucado has served churches in Miami, Florida; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and San Antonio, Texas. He currently serves as Teaching Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He is the recipient of the 2021 ECPA Pinnacle Award for his outstanding contribution to the publishing industry and society at large. He is America’s bestselling inspirational author with more than 145 million products in print.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01864DWF6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thomas Nelson (September 13, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 13, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3813 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 196 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Max Lucado is a pastor, speaker, and bestselling author who, in his own words, “writes books for people who don’t read books.” He serves the people of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, and his message is for the hurting, the guilty, the lonely, and the discouraged: God loves you; let him.

Max is known for combining poetic storytelling and homespun humor with the heart of a pastor. All of his trade books began as sermon series at Oak Hills Church, and his sermons all begin with Max asking himself this question: “What can I say on Sunday that will still matter on Monday?” He’s been dubbed “America’s Pastor” by Christianity Today, and “The Best Preacher in America” by Reader’s Digest.

Max’s books have sold more than 96 million copies in 56 languages worldwide with more than 145 million total products in print branded with his name and words. Max’s books regularly appear on bestseller lists, including The New York Times. His writing has also been featured in Bible studies, Bible commentaries, songs, greeting cards, and even plush toys.

Max and his wife Denalyn live in San Antonio, Texas and celebrated forty years of marriage in 2021. They have three grown daughters, three sons-in-law, and two grandchildren.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, Thought-Provoking Book to Read During Advent!
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Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, mostly because of the magic of the season. Not Santa Claus (although he is certainly a fun part now that I have kids!) but remembering that Jesus is the reason for the season. I saw this book last year but it was well into the Christmas season and I wanted to read it at the beginning of December. I remembered it a few weeks ago and decided to buy it so I could read it right away when December arrived!

"The Christmas promise is this: we have a Savior, and his name is Jesus."

Because of Bethlehem is a wonderful book to read during the season of Advent to contemplate what happened over 2,000 years ago in a stable in Bethlehem. The book doesn't only talk about Christmas but everything in it ties into Christmas so it creates a big picture of how everything ties together. I purchased the Kindle edition and 53% of the book is the story. Following the story are four weeks of Advent devotions with lots of thought-provoking questions. At the end is a novella entitled An Angel's Story, told from the viewpoint of Gabriel, the angel who told Mary she was going to be the mother of Christ.

I'm so happy I remembered this book this year because I read it at the ideal time (for me). I highlighted a lot of passages so I could go back and look at them. Having read this already allows me to contemplate what I read over the next few weeks as we continue through Advent. What happened in Bethlehem wasn't a small, insignificant event. It was a really big deal and it still is! I love Max Lucado's writing style and how he uses some humor to make some points. If you are looking for a wonderful book to read during the Advent season, I highly recommend this one!
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