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What if There's More to the Story Than You Thought?

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Evangelistic book introducing the awesome God at the heart of the familiar Christmas story who offers joy, hope, purpose, and belonging.

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Most of us are familiar with the events of the first Christmas—the manger scene, shepherds watching sheep, angels singing their songs, and wise men arriving—but what if there’s more to the story? What if the birth of Jesus is actually the most significant event in all of history and can transform our lives?

This evangelistic book goes beyond the birth of Jesus to look at what he did when he grew up and how he fulfilled the names given to him centuries beforehand by the prophet Isaiah.

In a compelling, insightful, winsome and personal way, J.D. Greear shows that if we get to know the God who lies behind the Christmas story and at the heart of the Christmas story, we'll discover the joy, hope, purpose, and belonging we're all searching for.

Readers will see that Jesus is the Wonderful Counsellor, who can guide them in all truth; the Mighty God, who made and owns everything; the Eternal Father, who they can trust to love them for ever; and the Prince of Peace, who died in their place so that they can be forgiven and accepted eternally.

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  • 1. Why I Own a Fluffy Neck-Warmer
    2. He Gets It
    3. On Your Side
    4. Never (Ever) Disappointing
    5. Accepted and Welcomed
    6. What Do You Call God?


Contributors J.D. Greear
ISBN 9781784985530
Format eBook
First published October 2020
Case quantity 50
Language English
Publisher The Good Book Company

Paul David Tripp

Author and Conference Speaker

I love this book. Here is a winsome, wise, and gospel-centered book about Christmas by a seasoned storyteller. Using Isaiah’s prophecy of Jesus, Greear shows us that in the heart of everyone is a longing that only Jesus can satisfy. This Christmas, buy this book and give it to those you love: you’ll be glad you did.

James Merritt

Pastor, Crosspointe Church, Duluth, Georgia; Past President of the Southern Baptist Convention

J.D. Greear tells the Christmas story in an engaging, enlightening, exciting fashion that will put you in the Christmas spirit. A fantastic Christmas gift!

Elyse M. Fitzpatrick

Author, Give Them Grace

It’s easy to think that we understand the Christmas story. Bethlehem, star, baby in an animal pen, wise men. Check. Check. We’ve heard it all before… but so what? This little book, full of wisdom and understanding, will tell you why you should care. Take a moment and read it. You may be surprised. And your life may be changed.

Independent reviews

"providing a fresh view of the Nativity"

Bethany Davidson, Nov. 13, 2020

Even though Greear wrote this with seekers and skeptics in mind, I would also recommend it to Christians. Searching for Christmas blows the dust away from a familiar story, presenting it in a fresh way with an emphasis on how Jesus offers peace, salvation, comfort, and understanding.... continue reading


"if the nativity story feels stale and boring, remember who that little baby is"

Ben Moore, Dec. 14, 2020

Everybody knows Jesus is God. But maybe we’ve forgotten what that means. Reading Searching for Christmas by J.D. Greear, I was shocked by the reminder of who Jesus really is!... continue reading


A perfect book for giving away during the Christmas season to encourage people to encounter Jesus.

Free Church Books, Feb. 12, 2021

Our culture tends to sentimentalise and commercialise Christmas. And yet in 2020 it looks like Christmas will be very different from those we are used to. Covid-19 has brought home to all of us the reality of suffering and anxiety and our need of something more. Searching for Christmas points us to the Jesus in the midst of our worries.... continue reading

Customer reviews

Dec. 24, 2021

“A very real Christmas book to give away”

(Review written for 'Searching for Christmas')

We have given this book away at our Christmas services and events this year (2021). There are two reasons it was well suited. First, the author writes off the gospel with clarity and faithfulness. Secondly, he sets it in the context of real, sometimes difficult or messy lives. I think that connects the gospel, particularly the coming of Christ at Christmas, really well with people I meet daily and with me!

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