Book Review – All Things Christmas by E.G. Lewis

All Things ChristmasAll Things Christmas by E.G. Lewis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When it comes to the customs and culture of the new testament and early church, E.G. Lewis has done a lot of research. This shows through in his fiction series – The Seeds of Christianity. In this short but informative book, he shares a lot of what he learned, specifically about that time we all love – Christmas.

The book covers a wide variety of subjects, giving some fascinating context to the Biblical narrative that we have become so familiar with. It can be interesting to look past the traditional stereotypes and consider what it was really like. In addition to looking at the time of Jesus’ birth, the book also covers many traditions that have built up over the centuries. You will even find recipes, to sample some of the foods that might have been eaten around the first Christmas.

There were a couple of ideas presented in this book that I found a bit controversial. The chapters on “Why the 25th of December?”, and the section on Joseph were two examples of this – but it was interesting to see the author’s reasoning on presenting his case, and the book did a good job of covering multiple opinions when it was called for.

Perhaps the most fascinating section of the book for me was the one that discussed God’s timing in choosing to send Jesus to earth at that particular point in human history. It was interesting to see reasons why this was an ideal time and place for the arrival of the Messiah.

Rounding all of this out is a portion out of the Author’s novel Witness – which is an excellent story.

This is not a long book, and each chapter is bite-sized. I read this book during my lunch breaks at work. If you want a little something to get you in the Christmas mood in preparation for this year’s celebrations then I recommend you give this book a read.

If you enojy this book you’ll want to check out the author’s blog: Sowing The Seeds
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About Adam David Collings

Adam Collings is a writer of speculative fiction who works as a software engineer during the day. He lives in Tasmania, Australia with his wife and two children. Adam is currently working on a science fiction novel.
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