Behold the Lamb of God: An Advent Narrative
by Russ Ramsey Russ Ramsey

Drawing from the hallowed pages of Scripture and with an eye toward both wonder and ground-level detail, Behold the Lamb of God: An Advent Narrative brings to life the people, the places, and the earthshaking significance of the greatest story ever told—the true tall tale of the coming of Christ.

“Russ Ramsey tells a story you’ve heard a hundred times and still haven’t heard enough. With remarkable attention to the facts of the matter—the water dripping from John the Baptist’s beard, the heft of Abraham’s knife, the groans of a girl giving birth on a stable floor—Ramsey brings to life the story that brings us to life. Here is glory made visible, tangible, audible. Which is to say, here is the Incarnation.”—Jonathan Rogers, author of The Wilderking Trilogy, The Charlatan’s Boy, and The Terrible Speed of Mercy

“What better way to prepare our hearts for Christmas than to do what Russ has done so well in Behold the Lamb of God—rehearse the magnificent story that begins centuries before, the magnificent story woven through all of the Bible. The story of how God loves his children and has come to rescue them.”—Sally Lloyd-Jones, New York Times best-selling author
of The Jesus Storybook Bible

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Oct 2014

“We haven’t told the Christmas story well if we have limited its relevance to one month of the year.”  And with that powerful convicting sentence, Russ Ramsey takes the prism of the greatest story ever told and turns it, revealing the beauty of it in fresh and inviting ways. He depicts the characters of the story, characters that give us a mirror that reflects ourselves. I read it every year, and I teach it to students so they can see the true tall tale with whispers of Jesus Christ threaded through each chapter. This book is a feast and a treasure I cherish.   

Behold the Lamb of God: An Advent Narrative
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