By Rebecca McLaughlin | Amazon.com | 64 pages
Published in October of 2021

SUMMARY: Despite Christ’s birth being foretold and chronicled in the Bible, it is sometimes difficult to accept that Jesus came to Earth as a baby. Thousands of years have separated us from the birth of Christ, making it is easy to begin questioning the legitimacy of the Biblical account. That is where author Rebecca McLaughlin‘s Is Christmas Unbelievable? comes into play.

“I don’t know how you think about the Christmas story…But now the story of the infant Son of God, cradled in a manger but born to save the world, sounds about as far-fetched as Doctor Who,” McLaughlin writes. “Messenger angels. A virgin giving birth. A guiding star. Can anyone too old to believe in Santa really be expected to believe such things?”

In just 64-pages, McLaughlin answers the above question with a resounding “yes” as she addresses the following four questions:

  • Was Jesus even a real person?
  • Can we take the Gospels seriously?
  • How can you believe in a virgin birth?
  • Why does it matter?

Using a blend of pop culture references mixed with quotes from leading scientists McLaughlin answers those questions through an apologetics lens with her ultimate goal being a call to follow Christ.

“The story of Jesus is the greatest story ever told. It’s also unbelievably good news. And best of all, it’s true.”

KEY QUOTE: “God rules the universe from first to last. He cares about the world he’s made and the people he’s made—about you and about me. We know this because of what we celebrate at Christmas. Jesus was born to be ‘Immanuel,’ which means ‘God with us’ (Matthew 1:22-23). And when we contemplate that the eternal God out there—with the power to create billions of stars and planets—would become a tiny baby down here, born to live with us and die for us because he loves us, the only right response is worship.”


BONUS: The publisher is offering the e-book for free through the month of December.

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