For many people, especially children, Christmas is a favorite time of year -- we're surrounded by the marvelous sights of stores and houses covered with brightly colored decorations, we hear the pleasant sounds of carols filling the air, and we gather with family and friends to enjoy gift-giving and sumptuous food. But all this is just a reminder of the greatest gift of all -- the blessed birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. In this volume, a renowned pastor and teacher shares 16 messages that proclaim with a child's wide-eyed wonder the joyous news of the coming of God's Son. William Powell Tuck helps us see the true meaning of the season by putting our holiday celebrations in the context of the unique mystery of the incarnation, leading us to a greater appreciation of the sensory delights that make Christmas 'the most wonderful time of the year.' This book will be a treasured sermon preparation resource for pastors, as well as a source of inspiration for personal meditation or small group studies.
William Powell Tuck has had a long and distinguished career as a parish pastor and seminary professor. He has served Baptist congregations in Virginia, Louisiana, Kentucky, and North Carolina, and he currently teaches preaching at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia. He was also a professor for several years at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Tuck is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including The Lord's Prayer Today, Authentic Evangelism: Sharing the Good News with Sense and Sensitivity, and Our Baptist Tradition.