Keeping the Spirit of Christmas Author:Handel H. Brown In this stimulating book the Reverend Handel H. Brown points up the fact that, over the years, Christmas is gradually becoming a secular festival, a holiday for commercial interests. Such a course, he says, is inevitable if we continue to strip Christmas of its distinctive elements, as has so often been done in the past. When we finally restore ... more »the miraculous element to the Christmas season, we shall at last be properly "keeping the spirit of Christmas."
For indeed, at the center of Christmas, and of the Christian religion generally, lies a personal experience with Christ. In experience the great truths of Christianity, concludes the author, we learn to live them, and thus become disciples of Christ. Only in this way do we come to a "knowledge of the truth." Thus, the Christian "expert" is not the student who knows all the facts, but rather the disciple who knows the Teacher. Keeping the Spirit of Christmas lays the groundwork for a personal encounter with the Christ of Christmas.« less