“The War on Christmas” features short chapters that explain the origin of Christmas as a Christian, not a pagan holiday. Hodge gives a fascinating explanation of how the pagan gods, Jupiter and Saturn, stem from a Judeo-Christian tradition, being descendents of Noah. I had never heard this before, but it makes sense when you think about the origin of the names.
The book is beautifully put together with gorgeous illustrations and extra-textual material. It would make and excellent gift book for someone this Christmas. I particularly enjoyed the short chapters. It could almost be used for meditation of the meaning of Christmas reading a chapter a day.
I highly recommend this book as an antidote to all the secular trappings of the season.
I reviewed this book for Handlebar Marketing.