Dec 242013

God Rest Ye Merry.
Douglas Wilson.
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I bought this book over a year ago, when it was published, to read for Christmas and just ran across it in my TBR Pile (To Be Read). I will not finish it before Christmas but that is fine. Christmas is forever.

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  • God Rest Ye Merry by Douglas Wilson

  • Book Info

    God Rest Ye Merry: Why Christmas is the Foundation for Everything
    by Douglas Wilson
    Publisher: Canon Press
    Published: 11/20/2012
    ISBN-10: 159128127X
    ISBN-13: 978-1591281276
    Started: 12/21/2013
    Finished: 02/04/2014
    Reason: Looked like a good book to read to prepare for Christmas.
    Format: paperback

    Publisher Synopsis

    The repetition of Christmas traditions can appear to dull the powerful nature of the holiday. God Rest Ye Merry is meant to rekindle the Christian’s understanding of Advent on every front, from politics to shopping to uproarious celebration. Pastor Douglas Wilson critiques false reasons for the season (and false objections to it), teaches the importance of Israel in Christmastime history, explains why nativity sets should have Herod’s soldiers (and how Santa Claus once punched a man in the face at a church council), offers the Enlightenment Assumptions Detector test as a guide to understanding Christmas symbolism, and much more. The last section contains a read-aloud meditation and prayer for each day of Advent, making God Rest Ye Merry an excellent tool for cultivating a deep family love of Christmas.

    Author Info
    Douglas Wilson has been pastor of Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho for more than thirty years. He is editor of Credenda/Agenda magazine, and author of numerous books including Reforming Marriage, Future Men, and Federal Husband. He blogs regularly at, and, along with his wife Nancy, has three children and lots of grandchildren.

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