John MacArthur's The Miracle of Christmas goes to the heart of what Christmas is really about: "The birth of Jesus -- Immanuel, God with us, the promised Messiah -- who came to save His people from their sins." "It may be the biggest and most popular of all our holidays, but Christmas is in jeopardy just the same. A subtle but sure erosion is eating away the season's true significance." MacArthur offers this book "as an antidote to two prevailing philosophies that are stealing Christmas" -an effort to mythologize the Christmas story - and a tendency to secularize it -- With reverence and a contagious sense of wonder, John MacArthur details every biblical fact known about the birth of Jesus, stressing that "Christmas should be a time of real joy and gladness, as opposed to the manufactured sentiment and wild revelry that characterize the way the world observes Christmas." The simple fact is: "That baby in the manger is God. That's the heart and soul of the Christmas message."