Dive deep into the history of the birth of Christ.
In Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Join her as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary’s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat, the census and the stable, and the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt.
The four-session DVD features Amy-Jill Levine guiding participants through the study. The video sessions are approximately 8-10 minutes in length and, when combined with the six book chapters, make an ideal four-week group study. All videos sessions are closed captioned.