Christmas Is Not Your Birthday

Experience the Joy of Living and Giving like Jesus

By Mike Slaughter Published
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Every year, we say we’re going to cut back, simplify, and have a family Christmas that focuses on the real reason for the season—Jesus. But every year, advertisements beckon, the children plead, and it seems easier just to indulge our wants and whims. Overspending, overeating, materialism, and busyness rob us of our peace and joy and rob Jesus of his rightful role as the center of our celebration.

This Christmas, cut through the hype that leaves you exhausted and broke at the end of the year. Instead, experience the peace of knowing that God is truly with us, the joy of giving sacrificially, and the love of a Savior who gave everything he had for us. In five short, engaging chapters, Pastor Mike Slaughter inspires readers to approach Christmas differently, and be transformed in the process.



"In this very readable book, veteran radical Mike Slaughter has penned a rather punchy reflection on the real meaning and significance of Christmas--the wonder of Jesus and joy that comes through adherence to Him. Christmas is Not Your Birthday invites us to once again surrender ourselves to God's intentions in and through Jesus.
-- Alan Hirsch, award winning author and missional activist (

About the Author

Mike Slaughter

Mike Slaughter is the lead pastor at Ginghamsburg Church. Under his leadership, Ginghamsburg Church has become known as an early innovator of small group ministry, the Church "media reformation" and cyber-ministry. Mike is the author of multiple books for church leaders, including Change the World, A Different Kind of Christmas, Spiritual Entrepreneurs, Real Followers, Momentum for Life, UnLearning Church, and Upside Living in a Downside Economy.

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