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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (702 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rick Warren Narrator: Rick Warren Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Hailed by The Economist as the “the most influential pastor in America,” and by Time as one of the one hundred most influential people in the world, the bestselling author of The Purpose Driven Life expounds on the profound origins of Christmas, describing it as an opportune time to welcome peace into our lives.

In his powerful yet compassionate voice, Pastor Rick Warren sounds the clarion call to “remember the reason for the season,” taking readers back in time to the most wonderful story of all—the birth of the baby Jesus. When he was just a small boy, young Rick asked his parents if they could celebrate Christmas with a birthday party for Jesus—and the tradition began that the Warrens have upheld for over fifty years. Now through stirring imagery and compelling personal insights, The Purpose of Christmas honors the significance and promise of this cherished holiday.

Pastor Warren encourages readers to identify and confront what drains peace from their lives. Warren explains that the way to respond to these peace-robbers is to learn how to surrender to God’s will and not feel defeated or discouraged when life does not go as planned. True peace of mind is found by having an unshakeable faith in God—knowing that his empowering Spirit will guide his children through life’s challenges.

Beautifully written, The Purpose of Christmas will stir readers to honor the true significance of Christmas and to nurture God’s gifts of love and peace in this world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Warren’ s book does well what it is supposed to do—it gives noncontroversial, unblemished, feel-good holiday cheer to the believer.” 

    Library Journal

  • “Warren aims his book at both new believers and those who have just gotten distracted by life, ‘Because of today’ s pace of life, we quickly forget all the good things God does for us, and we move on to the next challenge.’ The short chapters are ideal for reading in those unanticipated free moments…The closing section is about peace and reconciliation, giving readers a helpful boost into the New Year.” 


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Craig | 2/14/2014

    " Extremely positive little book on the miracle of Christmas. Warren, who obviously cares deeply about his readers, focuses on what the incarnation of Jesus means to them more so than what it means in general. He uses some of the same material he covered in The Purpose Driven Life. This is a great book for anyone who has a negative view of God. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/7/2014

    " OUTSTANDING! A must read for everyone! Especially at this time of the year! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marina | 1/26/2014

    " A nice book with some inspiration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karen | 1/5/2014

    " Simply awesome!! The Gospel in a nutshell. "

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