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For some, Christmas is a time of excitement, celebration, and family, while for others it is a time of loneliness, grief, and loss. No matter what this season holds for you, the promise of Christmas will bring you a lifetime of hope.

Christmas begins what Easter celebrates. The child in the cradle becomes the King on the cross. Because of Bethlehem, we have a savior in heaven. These are the heart shaping promises of Christmas. Long after the guests have left, the carolers have gone home, and the lights have come down, these promises endure.

No one expected God to come the way he did. Yet the way he came was every bit as important as the coming itself. The manger is the message.In the midst of your hectic Christmas season, Max will help you:

  • Rekindle your connection to the Christ of Christmas who offers lasting hope.
  • Lay down your endless Christmas to-do list and receive what Jesus has already done.
  • Heal your heartache by embracing the God who is always near you, always for you, and always in you.

As you curl up in a comfortable spot and listen to the odd, wonderful story of Bethlehem, may you find enduring hope for all seasons of your life. 

©2016 Max Lucado (P)2016 Thomas Nelson

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It was the best book and I'm only10

It was awsome it could be a noble price winner. Bethlehem is awesome God love everyone

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Excellent book. A great read out of season to.

I found the book refreshing in a non Christmas time. Allowing reflection on Christ and thoughts of reflection for the next advent to come.

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Helps with understanding and questioning our lives

I love all of Max Lucado's books. He has a way of putting God's words into current affairs and making the relevant to my life. The question at the end make you stop and check your relationship with God and others. This book put the events around Christ's birth is a slightly different light allowing a better understanding of the responses of all.

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Highly Recommend

This is the best book I have ever read about the birth of Jesus Christ and what His birth means for us. This is a must read and the perfect gift for everyone.

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Incredible Read

I really wish I would have found this before Christmas. I will definitely listen to this again before the next Christmas!

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Perfect advent study!

This book so reminds us of the reason for this season and challenges us to look within, to see how we can better know God.

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Fills the heart

Max Lucado does it again, and once again Ben Holland is just the perfect narrator for "Because of Bethlehem." I have listened to this twice, and I have learned so much more and I have appreciated so much more what Christmas means on a deeper level. Listen with an open heart and you too, will be blessed.

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great advent reading, good for any time of year.

I enjoyed listening to this book during advent. Max gave me a lot to think about.

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Thanks you, needed it

loved it, wished I'd done it before Christmas though, thanks for the reminder that God still loves me dispite my circumstances

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great read

this was a very good books to listen to ,I even recommended it to my mom.