Dreams and Divine Interruptions

By Stan Guthrie

Every Advent, much of the media spotlight shines on the Virgin Mary. She is the subject of countless cover stories, it seems. And no wonder. Mary says, “From now on all generations will call me blessed” (Luke 1:48), a statement that is impossible to dispute.

Yet the season also gives us another, less-celebrated disciple whose faithful obedience changed the course of history—Joseph, the husband of Mary and human father of Jesus. Joseph, like his Old Testament namesake, was a dreamer—and sometimes the carpenter’s dreams led to divine interruptions.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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