I don’t want to be a party pooper, but I think most of us can agree with how commercialised Christmas has gotten! That can even be said from a non-Christian’s point of view. The world does like to entice us with all the must-haves, and all of the new and wonderful tech, gadgets, toys, games, and more.
But as always with what the world offers us, it’s only temporary, and what promises to bring joy and happiness from the world’s point of view, may bring happiness for a moment, but it doesn’t last. There will always be another latest game out, the next must-have toy, the popular gadget that has just had a brand new model, the phone that was once new is now out-of-date, and the list goes on and on. But don’t worry, I’m getting to the good bit!
What if there was a gift that is available to all, and even lasts for an eternity. A gift that deep down is just what we all need, and a gift that can not only bring never-ending joy and peace into our lives, and doesn’t cost a penny, but that can help us, heal us and completely change our lives for the better.
It sounds like the most perfect gift right? That’s where the Good News of the Gospel comes in! It shares the gift of a powerful, life-changing, sacrificial love that is still just as relevant today as it was two thousand years ago.
“For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.”1 John 2:16.
The Ultimate Christmas Wishlist by Rico Tice, published by The Good Book Company, is a small but mighty book, which not only shares the true meaning of Christmas, but also tells us about a gift that lasts for eternity; a gift that each and every one of us can receive.
The author shares, along with his own experiences, the things that we so desperately need in a fallen world, where, so very often, we opt for materialistic things instead. The author helps us to understand the one and only thing that can bring true and everlasting joy and happiness, hope, peace, purpose and guidance, not just at Christmas, but for the rest of our lives and beyond.
“We all need hope in our lives, but many struggle to know where to look for it. This short, warm and profound book by well-known evangelist Rico Tice makes a compelling case for Christianity and the hope that it provides.The Ultimate Christmas Wishlist.
Based on Isaiah 9:6 (a passage often used in Christmas services), readers will see how Jesus – the Mighty God, Prince of Peace, Everlasting Father and Wonderful Counsellor – is the ultimate gift as he delivers what they really want: hope, peace, purpose and guidance.”
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“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”John 14:27.
This is a wonderful, faith-filled and biblically-sound book, and is for anyone of any age, and for wherever they are in their journey of faith. It’s also a great gift for someone at Christmas time; it does have a beautifully presented gift tag on the front cover after all! This book may only be 63 pages long, but don’t let that fool you. This small, well-structured, easy-to-read book is packed full of insightful, eye-opening and inspiring pages, linking both the Old Testament and the New Testament, explaining the birth and life of Jesus, which helps with further understanding of the greatest gift of all, and to know that it’s all we need.
It’s a lovely book to share with a loved one this Christmas, or to give to a friend. At under £3 a copy, it also makes a great tool and resource to share with your church family.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.”Matthew 6:19-20.
You can purchase The Ultimate Christmas Wishlist by Rico Tice here.
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