The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Birth
By Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan
This is a great Advent read for deepening our understanding of the infancy narratives. “The First Christmas” moves beyond sentimentality in Matthew and Luke’s nativity stories, exploring the rich and challenging spiritual truths held for the early church and for us today.
“The First Christmas” Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan – top Jesus scholars and authors of The Last Week- Enriches our understanding of Jesus in a desperately needed way. Readers will find here profound and convincing insights into the meaning of Jesus’ birth – and life – for the early church and will be challenged to discern their meaning for the world today.” Brian McLaren- Author of “A New Kind of Christian”