Five Questions of Christmas By: Rob Burkhart


Book Description....

"Five questions to unwrap the Christmas season and cherish its treasures all year long.
The Christmas story is well-known. We know the decorations, the family parties, the carols, the manger scene, even the familiar Scripture passages. But have you ever considered the questions of Christmas?

Five questions spiral throughout the ancient stories surrounding Christ’s birth. These questions open the door to some of life’s great mysteries.

By exploring questions asked by the Magi, Elizabeth, Mary, Zechariah, and the crowd witnessing the naming of John the Baptist, readers explore their own curiosities about purpose, favor, trust, justice, doubt, and promise:How can we find truth and meaning?Why is the world so unfair sometimes?Why do people have to suffer?How can we trust the unseen?How can we design the future we desire?Writing in a warm and affectionate tone, author Rob Burkhart unwraps the mystery of the questions of Christmas, revealing a different way to read the Christmas story that allows believers young and old to live its truths throughout the year."

Title:  Five Questions of Christmas
Author:  Rob Burkhart
Publisher:  Abingdon Press
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Five
Review:

"Five Questions of Christmas" by Rob Burkhart

What I liked about this novel...

The book starts out....
with this author talking about......

Christmas 1990
Prologue:  What Happened to Christmas?....
Chapter 1:
How will I know?...

A Matter of Trust....
Trampled Trust...
Conundrum...
The Main Things...
The Triumph of Trust...
Standing Firm...
 Questions....

Christmas 1997
Chapter 2:
How Can this Be?
Tragedy Changes Everything..

The God Who Is With Us...
Shocked and Confused...
The Arrival of Fear..

The Right Heart
The Rest of the Story...
A Challenging Choice...
A Song of Praise...
Facing the Future...
Questions...

1968...
 Chapter 3

Why has this happened to me?
Elizabeth's journey from Unfairness to Gratitude...It's Not Fair..

Fairness and Justice...

The Curious Case of Elizabeth:  Before the Angel...
After the Angel...
The Harvest...

Faith on Display....
Count Your Blessings...
Blessing's Purpose...
Questions...

1984
Chapter 4

What will the Child Become?
The Journey from Control to Creativity...
Confronting the Future...
Reality Therapy...
Creating the Future...
On the Anvil of Time..
Questions...

2004
Chapter 5
Where is the Child?
The Magi"s Journey from Disappointment to True Treasure...
The Message of the Magi
The Long Journey...
Unintended Consequences...
Finding Another Way
Charting a New Course.
Look for Greater Wisdom
Follow God's Leading
Staying the Course
The Greatest Quest...
Questions...

Epilogue...
Let us go not to Bethlehem
The Shepherd's Journey from Oblivion to Faith
Questions...

And the author ended....with...

"Christmas really is a time for miracles."

This was a beautiful well written Christmas Story and this author explores the real questions of Christmas was beautifully done.  I loved how he was able to share with holidays with us about his own family and still bringing out those important "questions asked by the Magi, Elizabeth, Mary and Zechariah" as this author "unwraps the mystery of the questions of Christmas."  As you read through "Five Questions of Christmas" you will be able to see how well this author answers each of these important questions of Christmas that will definitely a new meaning what just what this holiday is all about that can be treasured all year long.

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