Growing up in the Lutheran faith in a small community, I never even fathomed that anyone would be against Christmas. How could anyone not like such a wonderful holiday or celebrate Jesus' birth? But in the past few years, I've seen first-hand the resistance against Christmas and our traditions. It's even more disheartening when those opinions affect your loved ones and get in the way of family traditions and gatherings.
The War on Christmas separates the biblical truths of Christmas and the traditions that have surfaced throughout the years. It offers responses to typical arguments against Christmas, including ones I have heard before - Boy do I wish I had this book when those arguments had occurred! Not that I would tell anyone what to believe but I DO want to stand up for my beliefs and be able to effectively explain why we celebrate the way we do and how it is not sacrilegious to put up a Christmas tree - Yes, we were once told that decorating a Christmas tree means we are worshiping it... And to that, the book gives this response: "Some have reminded me of the decorated trees in Jeremiah 10: 1-6. Explain that it wasn't the tree that was sin but the hearts of those who used them to honor false gods. If they had done it to honor God then the outcome would have been different. If someone honors God with a decorated tree (as opposed to false gods) then how can it be sinful?"
Disclosure: I was provided this product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.