UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to this week's winner, Robert Turner! If you are Mr. Turner, please see our reply to your comment below to find instructions for claiming your prize. Thank you to everyone who entered, and keep reading the Homecoming Insider newsletter for more fun giveaways!Welcome to this week's Homecoming Insider giveaway! Enter now for your chance to win a copy of Max Lucado's book, Because of Bethlehem. To enter, simply comment below and let us know why you'd like to win this book. Only one comment per person, please! The deadline for entering is Sunday, November 27, and our winner will be randomly chosen and posted to this page no later than Tuesday, November 29, 2016.
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Max Lucado loves Christmas. Let the sleigh bells ring. Let the carolers sing. The more Santas the merrier. The more trees the better.
He loves it because somewhere someone will ask the Christmas questions: What’s the big deal about the baby in the manger? Who was he? What does his birth have to do with me?
And the answers he’s found give us all hope. God knows what it’s like to be a human. When we talk to him about deadlines or long lines or tough times, he understands. He’s been there. He’s been here. Because of Bethlehem, we have a friend in heaven.
And Christmas begins what Easter celebrates. The child in the cradle became the King on the cross. Because of Bethlehem, we have a Savior in heaven.
These are the heart-shaping promises of Christmas. Long after the guests have left and the carolers have gone home and the lights have come down, these promises endure.
Let’s turn on the lamp, curl up in a comfortable spot, and look into the odd, wonderful story of Bethlehem.
Max has found a lifetime of hope. We will, too.