Sarah Palin Releases New Book

Palin’s Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas available now in several formats from Amazon and other venues.

At a time when some Christians feel that the traditional values of Christmas are being challenged—when the greeting “Merry Christmas” is often replaced by the more generic “Happy Holidays”—former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s new book makes a case for bringing back the religious spirit of the season.

In her bestselling books, Going Rogue and America by Heart, Palin revealed how her Christian faith has guided her life. Now, in Good Tidings and Great Joy, she discusses one of Christianity’s most sacred celebrations, and how the holiday has gradually lost meaning and tradition due to the pressures of political correctness and commercialization.

Palin defends the importance of preserving the presence of Jesus Christ in Christmas—whether in public displays, school concerts and pageants, or in our hearts—and delivers a rebuke to today’s society for the homogenization of the holiday season. Sharing personal memories from Christmases past, she illustrates why she holds the celebration of Jesus Christ’s nativity so dear.

What her book doesn’t address is why a business with a clientele of varied religious persuasions may need to use inclusive holiday-season language in promotions, or why a non-Christian may feel anxious or denigrated when a government institution expresses a preference for Christianity over other religions. We perhaps all need to remind ourselves that one of our country’s founding principles was religious freedom for every citizen.

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