The Real Gift of Christmas

The Christmas scene is anything but ordinary. “What happened at the manger wasn’t designed to put me in ‘the holiday mood,’” writes Dan Schaeffer. “It was intended to shake me to the roots of my soul.” In this excerpt from his book In Search of the Real Spirit of Christmas, Dan Schaeffer helps us see beyond the holiday traditions to embrace Jesus—the gift God sent into the trouble and difficulty of our lives to bring us true peace.

Contents Include:

  1. What’s Wrong with this Picture?
  2. When it Doesn’t Feel Like Christmas
  3. One More Gift to Give

Dan Schaeffer is an award-winning writer who pastors Shoreline Community Church in Santa Barbara, California. His work has appeared regularly in more than thirty different Christian magazines and periodicals, in many different countries and languages.

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  1. Teresa

    Christmas is my favorite season of the year. I just love the spirit of giving even without expecting in return.

  2. Christmas Countdown

    Thank you for this wonderful article it was a great read and appreciated.

  3. Quentin Gibson

    Love it

  4. Linda Pykus

    it’s a pleasant reminder that gifts were brought while on the journey to see baby Jesus.