Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ
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Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ


From pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller comes the perfect gift for the holidays—a profoundly moving and intellectually provocative examination of the Nativity story

Even people who are not professing Christians think they are familiar with the story of the Nativity. Every Christmas displays of Jesus resting in a manger populate lawns and churchyards, and songs about shepherds and angels fill the air. Yet despite the abundance of these Christian references in popular culture, how many of us have examined the hard edges of this biblical story?

In his new book Timothy Keller takes readers on an illuminating journey into the surprising background of the Nativity. By understanding the message of hope and salvation within the Bible’s account of Jesus’s birth, readers will experience the redeeming power of God’s grace in a meaningful and deeper way.

Title:Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:160 pages

    Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ Reviews

  • Bill Pence
    Nov 05, 2016

    Tim Keller states that the ideas expressed in this short book were forged not in writing but in preaching. Each chapter represents at least 10 or so meditations and sermons on each biblical text that ...

  • Ian
    Dec 23, 2016

    I've observed Advent the last few years and will read a few books each time. This is the best book I've read on Christmas simply because it shares the Gospel in such a powerful way. Keller is a master...

  • Kevin
    Dec 03, 2016

    The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is because of my impossible expectations based on my over-love of Christmas. Reading this book was a snowballing experience though and I reserve the right to top ...

  • Samira
    Jan 16, 2017

    I never thought that Christianity can be altogether found in one holy event like Christmas! .. Perfect :) ...

  • Josh Wilson
    Jan 01, 2017

    Nothing surprising here for people familiar with Keller, but several insights in every chapter that were, in fact, "hidden" from most of us. Lots of good stuff, but I'm not going to write anymore abou...

  • Jo-Marie Jo-Marie
    Dec 27, 2016

    Why should we celebrate Christmas each year? What is really behind this special day? Timothy Keller shares wonderful, eye-opening truths that are usually glossed over. This is a message we all need to...

  • Emil Bredahl
    Dec 31, 2016

    amazing book...

  • Conor
    Dec 17, 2016

    Another blue ribbon from Keller. A timely book for the season, and great for Advent devotions....

  • Daniel Rodger
    Dec 08, 2016

    Great exploration of the incarnation and the nativity and it's relevance for today....

  • Glenn
    Nov 18, 2016

    This was a great book, one that every Christian should read before Christmas (each year). There were many great insights into the Christmas story, that could be missed. Highly recommended....

About Timothy J. Keller

Timothy J. Keller

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons. For over twenty years he has led a diverse congregation of young professionals that has grown to a weekly attendance of over 5,000.He is also Chairman of Redeem