Are you rushing around getting ready for the holiday season? Does the Christmas season fill you with excitement or dread? What can you do to remember well this incredible divine event?
In today’s podcast I’m delighted to present to you a conversation I had with Dan Darling about his new book The Characters of Christmas: The Unlikely People Caught Up in the Story of Jesus.
If you want something to freshen up your Christmas, this short book is for you. Dan walks through numerous characters including Joseph, Mary, the Shepherds, and even Herod the Monster of Christmas to give you a fresh perspective on a familiar story. In addition, each chapter ends with suggested discussion questions, making it perfect for family devotion.
You are going to love this conversation, which will deepen your understanding of a familiar story.
Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
Topics Covered Include:
3:51 The origins of The Characters of Christmas
7:18 Sample character profile: Joseph
12:32 How these characters can change our perspective on the Christmas story
18:06 The surprise of Simeon and Anna’s characters
20:27 A surprising thing about the Wise Men
26:01 Herod the Monster
30:57 Using The Characters of Christmas with your family or study group