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The Queen's Christmas Message: Queen Elizabeth II describes the Significance of Christmas

Monday, July 30, 2018

Author’s Bio

 

The Rev Dr Geoffrey Waugh is the founding editor of the Renewal Journal and author of books on ministry and mission.  He taught in Trinity Theological College and the School of Theology of Griffith University and at Christian Heritage College in Brisbane, Australia.  He taught in schools and Bible Colleges in Papua New Guinea and in the South Pacific and led short-term missions in Africa, Europe, Asia and in the South Pacific islands.

 

Geoff and Meg have been blessed with three adult children and eight grandchildren, and have celebrated Christmas with five generations proclaiming the Christmas Message: “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.”

 

 

Book Description

 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in the first of her annual Christmas Speeches (1952), reminded us that ‘Peace on earth, Goodwill toward all’ is the eternal message of Christmas and the desire of us all.  The Queen's Christmas Message describes the significance of Christmas as well as giving us The Queen's compassionate review of each year. This book compiles in one volume Her Majesty's reflections on Christmas with excerpts from all her annual Christmas Broadcasts.

 

“The Queen’s Christmas Message is an appealing, highly unusual and very creative anthology.  After an introduction about the Queen's public expression of faith, Geoffrey Waugh provides a selection of noteworthy passages about Christmas from the Queen's Christmas messages from 1952 to 2017.  He sets them into context by brief historical references, photos, and Christmas stamps.  Finally there is an epilogue of famous Christmas hymns and carols including those used in the Christmas Broadcasts. This book would be the perfect Christmas present.”  Alison Sherrington (Author).

 

“A new and innovative approach to the Christmas Story and its clear message of peace and goodwill to all. It is a rewarding experience to read it from cover to cover.”  

Don Hill (Consultant)

 

“I haven't seen anyone else draw the events of the last 65 years together in this way before. Using the Queen's speeches not only ties in the unfolding events of our time but reveals a deep spiritual glue that provides a fascinating and intimate insight into the personal life of our Queen. A fascinating read. 5 Stars.” Rev Philip Waugh (Minister).