Jesus vs Santa: Christmas Misunderstood
In this edition of The Misunderstood Series, the author takes a closer look at the predicament Christian parents find themselves in each December, when Jesus, lying in a manger, must compete with Santa as children line up to sit on his lap.
About the author
Jason’s first calling was to a Disciples of Christ congregation near Charlotte, NC. A son of a preacher, he was born and raised in IL, where he lived for the better part of twenty years.
While serving as pastor of a congregation near Memphis, TN, Jason wrote a weekly column in a local newspaper called Sermon in a Nutshell and has had devotions published in The Secret Place, among others.
Jason holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work and Bible from Kentucky Christian University, a Master’s in New Testament Theology from Johnson University and a Doctorate in Ministry from Sewanee: University of the South School of Theology.
Finally, I’ve found a book I can use for our parenting class at church. Until now, the only books I have come across that tackle this subject are so lengthy and theologically technical, I lose interest.
In the book, “How do we teach our children the differences between the sacred realities of Jesus and the secular traditions of Santa?” is the foundational question the author successfully answers in a straightforward, user-friendly way.
Shedding new light on what can be a difficult subject to discuss; the author offers a nice mixture of food for thought and light-hearted fun. Christmas Misunderstood will give you the tools you need to effectively and gently make informed decisions. A helpful little book!
Everyone can gain something from this book. I know I did. More than just another book about moral decline and Christmas commercialism run a muck, Jesus vs. Santa addresses the ways parents think about, feel about, and act with their children. It invites them to question their most basic assumptions about raising kids in today’s world while offering a wealth of practical strategies for shifting the pendulum’s moral swing.
Has your child ever asked you, “Is Santa real?” If so, this book will help you find the balance you need to celebrate Christmas while not side stepping the real reason for the season.
This book provides a wealth of practical information. It is meant to inspire you to find the right answers for the many questions that arise around the celebration of Christmas.Royle presents you with many options and methods that can help you in your parenting approach. What you’ll find here, in a handy straightforward format, are sensible solutions that will make raising a Christian family in today’s world a little easier.One of the most compact and informative books on this topic that I’ve ever read.