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Pleased to Dwell: The Perfect Preparation for Christmas

Gavin MacKenzie

In the busyness of December - gifts to be bought, decorations to go up, Christmas dinner to organise  - it is easy to lose sight of the wonder of Christmas. At the centre of heaven is Christ, lovingly adored as the forever Lord of all. At the centre of Christmas is Christ, frail and cradled in the tender arms of a young mother. How can the two be put together? Heavenly glory and human frailty? That is the real wonder of Christmas. Pleased to Dwell is an energetic biblical introduction to Christmas. It is an invitation to ponder the Incarnation, and a God who was please to dwell with us.

Building anticipation with the great themes of the Old Testament, enjoying the remarkably distinct birth narratives of Matthew, then Luke, before surveying some great New Testament passages, Pleased to Dwell is an engaging introduction to the wonder of the Word becoming flesh and dwelling among us. This book offers a wealth of ideas for preachers, an easy access mini-reference tool for Bible students, and an enjoyable cover-to-cover read for everyone. Twenty-four short chapters would make a great advent devotional, but this book is not just for Christmas. God's Son stepped into our world and that changes every day of the year!

Praise for Pleased to Dwell

"This book is perfect food for the heart for all of us who long for a richer understanding of the birth of The King!"

 Joseph M. Stowell, President, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Through a clear and accessible explanation of the profound miracle of the incarnation... An ideal introduction to a profound theme - and a great Christmas present!"

 Jonathan Lamb, Keswick Ministries, CEO and minister-at-large

About | Peter Mead

Peter Mead
Peter Mead
Peter Mead is a mentor with Cor Deo, a small ministry that exists to multiply ministry that shares God’s heart.  He is also on the leadership team of Trinity Chippenham, a new church launched in 2014. Peter leads the Bible Teachers & Preachers Networks at the European Leadership Forum.

Where to Buy:

Pleased to Dwell is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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