FREE eBOOK: And So This is Christmas
The Christmas spirit is not what you drink
While our Christmas’s have shifted away from the spiritual to reinforcing the bounty of the material side of life, in truth we need the bounty of both. It is not a one or the other situation. If we entertain the notion that the material things of life are all we need to be happy, at peace with life, then, I’d venture to suggest we are deluding ourselves. We miss the point.[ And So This is Christmas ]
I believe there is meaning and a spiritual purpose behind each of our lives and it is beholden on us to discover what this is and begin to apply it – before we leave this “mortal coil.” And I’d add that this is far more exciting, mysterious and magical than anything Santa could ever have provided – think about it… [ And So This is Christmas ]
And So This is Christmas is a short book that includes four commentaries on Christmas. These are:
A Merry Secular Christmas
Christmas Past – Yo ho ho!
Christmas and Jesus
Astrology and the birth of a Messiah
The book offers an overview of the Christmas story, covering how we tend to view Christmas now; how it was viewed in the past; its association with Jesus; and the astrology surrounding the star of Bethlehem and the birth of a messiah.
My intention with this book is to help balance the story a little regarding what Christmas means now to what it may have originally meant in the past. I suspect quite a number of readers will either know, or suspect, this bigger story already. It doesn’t hurt to be reminded of it however.
The astrology part may not be so well known, with its links to the Star of Bethlehem, with the Magi or as a means of dating the birth of Jesus.[ And So This is Christmas ]
“… Besides the conjunction also fulfilled an earlier prophesy by astrologers at Sippar (in Babylonia) who predicted the arrival of a Messiah at a time when these same two planets (Jupiter and Saturn) would meet, and in Pisces.”
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|And So This is Christmas is available in PDF format. The book has 36 pages. Published by Some Inspiration Publications.|
Francis O’Neill Author bio