Christmas makes people both happy and frustrated, especially Christian people. There is a tug-of-war between the secular Christmas with its tinsel, glitter and high spending on gifts, and the meaning it was supposed to have from the unusual birth of Jesus. Tom Houston looks at a great story with a great cast. The political forces of Caesar Augustus, Herod and the travellers from the east, the religious establishment in Zechariah, Elizabeth, Anna and Simeon, The outcast prophet - John the Baptist, the ordinary people - Mary, Joseph and the shepherds and also the Gospellers - Matthew and Luke.
- 239 pages