The Mystery of Being Born

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James C. Howell
  • Ada, MI: 
    Baker Academic
    , April
     208 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


This volume explores the connections between our own birth, the experience of having children, and the new birth of the Christian life. Seasoned pastor James Howell offers theological perspectives on a variety of themes associated with birth, such as who we are in light of having once lived in utero, why people might have children, infertility, adoption, baptism, and how to make sense of it all in light of God coming to us first in Mary's womb and then as an infant. The book includes paintings, photos, and drawings.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

James C. Howell (PhD, Duke University) is senior pastor of Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has nearly four decades of experience in parish ministry.


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