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He is the founder and pastor of the famous saddleback church in Lake Forest, California and he's got a brand new book that follows the purpose driven life.
Which of course is the best selling hardcover book of all -- his new book is called.
The purpose of Christmas please welcome a close friend of the show.
High profile viewer but -- -- -- congratulations congratulations on this book I'm lucky guys every morning.
And argue -- fox and I hope you learned anything is -- I gotta say that a -- Not for me it Bryant got hot and I felt good reducing never I never forget it if the winds from DC don't say this.
-- -- actually I don't say if you might say that about a guy we have on.
About an hour ago it nor are tired of the big dictator yeah he was an 88 we have so we're gonna play -- it's long been -- -- two the fact that he put up blocker pop that said that religion is and craze is and admit you on it and then he talked to about the BBD Jesus is being -- Two point three billion people say they follow Jesus Christ.
Let us say they're not all nuts.
They're not all nut cases they they know what they're doing.
And you just can't deny reality when when people have Christ in their life that makes a difference.
Your new book is called the purpose of Christmas and is this just all of shopping.
And that's what along with Q how -- And -- -- you know first and then -- If you they wanted at that nobody is an eleven.
That fits the Allison right now there's two things going on there's a lot of tension in the world because the economic crisis but a lot of people are hurting.
And yet there's there's a sense of what we need some hope.
And -- what the the problem about Christmas is we no longer treated that like a Thanksgiving we don't do Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving.
We do everything else that give thanks here you know we eat we watch football we have fun we know what we don't give thanks.
NN Christmas what we need to do is get back to.
What was the whole purpose of this thing wide -- Jesus Christ -- wondered why he didn't come that's the big deal let's split history dating NBC yet what I mean and that atheist.
Every time he -- today 2008 he's using Jesus is the focal point.
Ubuntu but pastor here's the problem.
There's nothing about that outfit is not in the not of the billboards outside -- in the commercials and it's not even on the Christmas special no other reason or purpose of Christmas is it's a book that.
You can give to people.
And about what is the meaning of Christmas it give it to -- and you give that skeptic you can give the believer.
And it it basically talks about this three purposes of Christmas based on the three things the angels announced the very first of which they said.
Well they said why bring you good news of great joy -- its celebration.
Up front do you want to -- -- salvation and peace on earth Goodwill to men reconciliation.
What we've got to hear on the couch pastor there a lot of people who are hurting right now yeah a lot of people lost their jobs yes some on the verge or have lost her home yeah.
You were coming up on Christmas but how do you keep it all into perspective how do you it's hard upon a happy face -- how do you get through the season.
Well you know it -- can fix it but you're going through a difficult time a lot of people are lonely Christmas they're stressed out.
There they're worried.
I do two things first turn to god turn to the real meaning of Christmas turned to Jesus Christ it would make yourself real to me.
Help me understand what this is all about.
And second find somebody less fortunate than you and help them.
Not get the get your focus off yourself most of the world would love to have our problems and the way you get yourself out of that funk that depression.
It's not my folks and -- -- but by giving yourself away the national book it's not about you that about get a regular check it out it is except in my case it is about.
Yeah yeah I say that here the only one thinks it's about you -- a gift for the but that passes in his head -- that the purpose driven life is his brand new book it's a New York Times bestseller -- is real good to see you -- anything that isn't happening amber and I are.
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