Jesus vs Santa: by Jason Royle

Jesus vs Santa

Jesus vs Santa

Jesus vs Santa:  Christmas Misunderstood

Who influences our children more, Jesus or Santa? Is shunning Santa the Christian thing to do? Is Jesus alone enough to save us from the lure of Christmas?

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.

Follow along as Royle, in the tradition of “The Far Side” meets Deepak Chopra, helps readers connect the dots. Then prepare to choose a side as you learn why Santa still remains so controversial in many of our churches today.
With a healthy dose of perspective for parents and self-help advice for people from all walks of life, this handbook is an interactive way to jumpstart a discussion with your family or church group about the two Stars of Christmas, Jesus and Santa.

About the author

 Writing, for Jason, is a way to express the ongoing story of theology. With every book or article, he hopes readers get a sense of the complexity of God and the necessity of faith. Captivated by the spiritual component of life, Jason loves to read everything from the Greek classics to the Sunday comics.

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.

Today he lives with his beautiful wife and children in Schaefferstown, PA, where he serves as the pastor of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

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By Cory
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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!

By Ang
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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.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book. Very Informative!! May 6, 2015
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This book have a profoundly thorough discussion regarding the dilemma of Christian parents of who influences and makes them more excited during December, is it the Baby Jesus who is lying on the manger or the line to sit in the lap of the man with beard who will ask what their Christmas wish is. Some of the ideas in this book have never crossed my mind. I liked the conversational tone used by the author. It made me feel as if the author was talking directly to me. All tips in this book were very clearly explained and I understood everything well. I liked this book and can certainly recommend it.


5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Parents May 4, 2015
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Perfect for Parents!
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.



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