|Title||:||Bethlehem's Warrior Baby|
|Number of Pages||:||80 Pages|
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Bethlehem's Warrior Baby Reviews
I am a fan of Ray Hawkins’ devotion books and Bethlehem’s Warrior Baby lived up to my expectations. I really like how Ray is able to explain complex theological concepts in a way that is easy to understand.The devotions look at how Jesus’ time on Earth fits into God’s plan of salvation for the world. We read verses in both the Old and New Testaments to help us understand why Christmas is truly a time of great celebration. Jesus’ birth is put into historical context. The prophesy and events recorded in the Old Testament pointing to Jesus’ arrival as our Lord and Saviour are explored in the devotions.Each devotion starts with a Bible reading and concludes with a prayer. I highly recommend Bethlehem’s Warrior Baby to those looking to gain a fuller understanding of who Jesus is and the true meaning of Christmas from a Biblical perspective. I also believe this devotion book would be useful for seekers and those wanting to learn more about Jesus and his role in God’s plan of salvation. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.
Bethlehem’s Warrior BabyRay HawkinsEven before PublishingThis book of 31 devotions is a little gem. It would be ideal advent project in the lead up to Christmas. Each devotion has a short bible passage or two, a meditation on the text, a prayer and a gift (read - suggestion of how it could be applied.)There are some great ideas and images in this short book. In the one titled someone is coming I liked the comparison of the coming of the Promised One coming at Christmas to a jigsaw needing all the interlocking pieces and also the idea of Christmas being God’s ‘invasion strategy’ to take back what was lost by fall in Genesis 3.Just as interesting was the concept that ‘God can be unsettling.’ In other words God doesn’t always behave as we night ask or expect. He has His own plans and they are far better and more long- reaching than ours. It was good to have a fresh take on Abraham’s call and ‘tenacious faith’ despite his ‘high profile mistakes’.I liked the way Ray Hawkins separated the sentimental traditions regarding Christmas, which sees nativity sets with the magi at the manger, from the few biblical fact about these mystery men.It would be a great book to read as a family in the lead up to Christmas and could bring up lots of interesting questions or just as an individual devotional. Well worth reading at any time.
Bethlehem’s Warrior Baby is a nice little devotional that will take you through 31 days of focusing on Christmas, but not in the typical white washed, itty bitty baby way that most of us tend to think of Christmas. One doesn’t often think of the Christ child coming to wage war, we often perceive the birth of the Lord as we see all baby’s born, cute, cuddly and bringing joy. I liked having a new perspective on Christ’s birth – that while He came as a baby, He came to wage a war against death, sin and Satan – for us. With Scripture readings, thoughts on the passage and prayers this book can be used after Thanksgiving and up through Christmas to focus on Christ’s redeeming love.**Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.
BETHLEHEM'S WARRIOR BABY by Ray Hawkins is an unusual take on the story of the Nativity. Chapter headings such as, "The Warrior Baby," "Did the Angels Get it Wrong?" "Mystery Men," give an idea of the treat that is in store for the reader.These devotional meditations will open your eyes to:* The conquering Lord.* The wonder of Christmas.* His victory in your life.These are not quick and easy reads. They cause you to think. Some of them sent me searching the Scriptures to dig out the real nuggets of what Ray was saying, and for that reason I haven't yet finished the book.I have experienced some real "Wow!" moments and want to savor each meditation. But with Christmas approaching, I want to share this with you now. It will make a great Christmas present for the person who wants to look further than the little baby in a manger, and find a deeper understanding of the warrior baby who came to earth for our sakes.
You don't just have to read this devotional book at Christmas time. Being reminded at any time of year why Jesus came to earth is important. This 31 day devotional links Old Testament prophecy with what actually happened in the New Testament. I highly recommend this book!