God Rest Ye Merry
Why Christmas Is the Foundation for Everything
The repetition of Christmas traditions can appear to dull the powerful nature of the holiday. God Rest Ye Merry is a book on all things Christmas is meant to rekindle the Christian’s understanding of Advent on every front, from politics to shopping to uproarious celebration.
Pastor Douglas Wilson critiques false reasons for the season (and false objections to it), teaches the importance of Israel in Christmastime history, explains why nativity sets should have Herod’s soldiers (and how Santa Claus once punched a man in the face at a church council), offers the Enlightenment Assumptions Detector test as a guide to understanding Christmas symbolism, and much more. The last section is an advent reader: it contains a read-aloud meditation and prayer for each day of Advent, making God Rest Ye Merry an excellent tool for cultivating a deep family love of Christmas.
About the Author
Douglas Wilson is Pastor of Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho. He is author of numerous books on the family, church and various aspects of Western culture and education. Doug’s wife Nancy is also author of several women’s books.
Table of Contents
- To Gain His Everlasting Hall
- The Politics of Christmas
- Celebrating Christmas Like a Puritan
- How Shall We Then Shop?
- Daily Meditations for Advent