4 ways to use Rebecca McLaughlin’s new Christmas evangelistic book

Joe Henegan | 21 Sep 2021

Here’s one way to divide people: did you know that there are only 95 days to Christmas? 

Some will hear this like the start gun of a race and will immediately begin compiling a mental list of essential items to purchase and jobs to do—wrapping, tape, batteries! (In all likelihood, they’re no longer reading these words because just the mere mention of Christmas has completely distracted them.)

Meanwhile, others will understandably recoil in disgust and mutter something about the “real meaning of the season” and how “it gets earlier every year”. 

Is Christmas Unbelievable?

Is Christmas Unbelievable?


Explores the historical reliability of the biblical account of the birth of Jesus.

However you feel about the festive period, we can all agree that despite the gradual, besetting commercialisation of our beloved Christian festival, it remains one of the biggest evangelistic opportunities in the year and we’d be foolish to ignore it. 

Don’t just take my word for it. Rebecca McLaughlin says that people’s apparent openness to tradition and the transcendent is one of her favourite things about the Christmas period, and she’s written a new evangelistic book to help us make the most of the opportunity it presents.

Is Christmas Unbelievable? outlines the evidence that Jesus was a real person, explaining the reliability of the Bible’s accounts of his life and why believing in a virgin birth is not as ridiculous as it might sound. It’s deliberately short and cheap so you can pick up a stack and give them away like Ebinezer Scrooge on Christmas morning.

So whether you love or loathe the chaotic run up to the big day, here are four ways you can use Rebecca’s book to show your unbelieving friends and family the life-changing truth of Jesus Christ this Christmas. 

Christmas outreach

These books are designed to be bought in bulk and given away during outreach events and carol services. You’ve worked hard to get people to your service and the speaker’s carefully crafted message has fused pop culture references with gospel hope. Job done. Now give them some further reading to take away with them by putting one on every chair in your church hall. 

We’ve priced 100 copies at just £1 each.

If you’re a church leader and would like to sample a copy before you make a big purchase, please give our friendly customer service team a call and they’d be happy to send you a free book. 

Personal evangelism pack

You don’t have to be involved in big outreach events to make use of these books. After all, each one of us is responsible for being a witness to the community God has placed us in. That’s why we’ve created a special personal evangelism pack price to make it as affordable as possible for folk to give copies to their friends and family. Pick up 5 copies for £10.

And, to help us reach out to friends, we’ve recorded some short Christmas apologetics videos to share on your social media. 

Find the rest here.

Stocking fillers

Worried that your own family Christmas celebrations are being overtaken by chocolate and toys? Why not pop a copy of Rebecca’s book in every stocking and provide them with something to read once all the toys have been played with and the liminal space between Christmas and New Years Day starts setting in? 

Buy a copy for yourself

It’s not often you get an apologetic for the Christmas story, but Is Christmas Unbelievable?  provides a brief argument for the reliability of the gospels and the deeper personal implications for the most famous story in the world. In her typically grabbing and winsome way Rebecca gently shows the reader how those events in history can infuse our lives today with meaning and joy. Why not grab a copy for yourself and be reminded about the true magic of Christmas? 

Joe Henegan

Joe is our Marketing Manager. He lives in South London with his wife and two daughters and is a member at River Church Sutton - part of the Newfrontiers network - where he runs a small group and various outreach activities.

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