The birth of a king is normally marked by lavish national celebrations, a gathering of dignitaries and great joy. But what if he is born in a cave, is surrounded by animals and his first visitors are unknown shepherds? And what if his birthday presents are obscure and seemingly useless? You may think that perhaps you have the wrong baby! The King of the universe did have an unusual arrival; the precise time, place and circumstances were pinpointed over 300 years before it happened so you can be sure that you are in the right place, after all. James Boice looks at the prophecies, announcement, birth and how to respond to the authentic Jesus. As you read through the various sections of this book, you will discover that the Christian faith is unique in having, at its centrepiece, the arrival of a person at a particular time and place. Someone who knitted together the future of mankind with the presence of God and re-established an eternal fellowship - one that humans are designed for.