"Adam English weaves historical, spiritual, and religious aspects of the Christmas narrative together with contemporary customs and experience. Looking to the future, not a nostalgic past, he shows how the season inspires ways to live biblical truths of forgiveness and justice. A delightful saints section identifies ten ways to understand saints, making them more accessible. Christmas is an unusual addition to holiday literature, blending silly and serious, religious and secular, heavy and light."
--Carol Myers, St. Nicholas Center
"In this follow-up to his popular and successful The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus, Adam English offers a splendid set of theological reflections on the liturgical season of Christmas. With intellectual and literary verve, he brings light to the very mysteries of Christmas. Rooted in the scriptural narrative, steeped in the ancient Christian tradition, and at ease with culture both classical and popular, English dares his reader to ponder the incarnation, Mary the Mother of Jesus, Bethlehem, the luminous star spotted by the sages from the east, the flight to Egypt (Jesus as exile and migrant), the significance and meaning of Christmas day, and saints of the season. Let me invite you to unwrap this gift!"
--Mark S. Medley, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky
"The manger, cross, and consumerism rarely meet for anything inspiring. In Dr. English's telling, the texts of Christmas in church and culture are taken seriously and opened up in ways no Black Friday sale or Hanging of the Greens service could anticipate. Get ready to go through the holly jolly yet very sacred season with more joy, wisdom, and reverence."
--Tripp Fuller, Founder and Host, Homebrewed Christianity (podcast); Director of Theology and the Humanities, The Hatchery LA, Redondo Beach, CA