Below is a link to Chapter 2 of Philip Yancey’s award-winning book, The Jesus I Never Knew. Published in 1995, it is one of my all-time favorites.
Entitling this chapter, “Birth: The Visited Planet”, Yancey brilliantly brings to light truth and nuance most of us would otherwise miss when considering the story of Jesus’ birth. “How could we possibly miss important details of the birth of Jesus Christ?” you may ask. Well – the problem actually lies in the story’s familiarity – we’ve heard it so many times the tendency is to forget or, at best, minimize exactly what “went down” that critical night in Bethlehem.
May this narrative commentary bring depth and richness to your Christmas season.
Merry Christmas, St. Nick