We expect Christmas to be a season filled with magic. And yet so often, we experience disappointment when our deepest longings go unfulfilled. What we want to be a nice, relaxing day turns into a stress-packed 24-hour period of time. Our loneliness and sadness are amplified because of how out of sync they are with what the season promises.
Is there anything that could bring us lasting joy?
What others are saying about the book:
"This new book from our friend Bob Lepine makes it easy for all of us to share good news at Christmas with our relatives, co-workers and neighbors. It clearly communicates the message that because of Jesus' birth, joy has dawned upon the world."
— Keith and Kristyn Getty
"I know from personal experience that it can be a challenge to find the 'merry' in your Christmas. This book will point you in the right direction.”
— Steven Curtis Chapman
“Some of us come to the Christmas season thinking it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Others approach it just hoping to make it through December. The good news is that you can bring your emotions, whatever they are, to the heart of the real Christmas story. With care and compassion, Bob Lepine diagnoses the emotions you might be feeling and helps trace those back to the first Christmas. This is a wonderful, short guide to helping you find face this season by pointing you back to the person at the center of it all, Jesus, and ultimately back to joy. Get this book for yourself, for your friends and for your family.”
— Daniel Darling, director of the Land Center for Cultural Engagement; bestselling author of several books, including The Characters of Christmas and The Characters of Easter
“Christmas like never before! That gap between your holiday expectations and what really happens is about to change. From the first Christmas to today, Bob Lepine weaves stories and strategies together that will turn a global tradition into your personal transformation. First, read it alone, then share it with others.”
— Karl Clauson, Lead Pastor of 180 Chicago Church and radio host of Karl & Crew Mornings
- The Four Emotions of Christmas