Mary Beth is hosting a discussion of The First Christmas by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan over on RevGals. I recommend this one for a study in a group or by yourself.
Put the anti-imperial, anti-consumerist, pro-justice, pro-non-violent Christ back into your Christmas!
I posted on this book last year.
But what I didn't write about in that post is the importance of the narratives and their anti-empire, anti-consumerist message. I may need to resurrect one of last year's sermons:
Is Jesus Your Personal (and Political) Lord and Savior?
Do we really want Christ to spoil our Christmas?
We may be forced to rethink what we value.