14 episodes

The Characters of Christmas is a podcast created to help you take a fresh look at the Christmas story by getting to know the minor characters that played a part in Jesus’ birth. It is the companion to Dan Darling's book "The Characters of Christmas: The Unlikely People Caught Up in the Story of Jesus."

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 41 Ratings

The Characters of Christmas is a podcast created to help you take a fresh look at the Christmas story by getting to know the minor characters that played a part in Jesus’ birth. It is the companion to Dan Darling's book "The Characters of Christmas: The Unlikely People Caught Up in the Story of Jesus."

    The Music of Christmas - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

    The Music of Christmas - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

    Dan is back and talking about his favorite Christmas music! This week we take at the much-loved carol: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”

    You can find more from Dan Darling at his website: https://danieldarling.com/

    Find his book, The Characters of Christmas, here: https://www.danieldarling.com/books/characters-of-christmas/

    • 13 min
    The Music of Christmas - Hark the Herald Angels Sing

    The Music of Christmas - Hark the Herald Angels Sing

    Dan is back and talking about his favorite Christmas music! Today, he talk about at the beautiful Christmas song, Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.’

    You can find more from Dan Darling at his website: https://danieldarling.com/

    Find his book, The Characters of Christmas, here: https://www.danieldarling.com/books/characters-of-christmas/

    • 14 min
    Introducing: The Characters of Easter!

    Introducing: The Characters of Easter!

    Where to Find The rest of The Characters of Easter episodes:
    LifeAudio | Apple Podcasts | Spotify

    In The Characters of Easter, you’ll become acquainted with the unlikely collection of ordinary people who witnessed the miracle of Christ’s death and resurrection. Enter their stories and ultimately draw closer to Christ Himself as you encounter His Passion through their experiences. Take a journey back to first-century Palestine and walk in the shoes of legendary people like Simon Peter, Judas, Pilate, John, Mary Magdalene and others.

    Characters of Easter Resources:
    To find resources for your church or Bible study, check out: https://danieldarling.com/books/characters-of-easter/

    Follow Dan:
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    Episode Image art and podcast cover art design have been adapted from the original Moody Publishers book cover. Used with permission.

    • 16 min
    The Surprising People in Jesus' Family

    The Surprising People in Jesus' Family

    This is a podcast all about the people caught up in the story of Jesus. In our final episode, we look at the surprising people in Jesus' family.

    You can find more from Dan Darling at his website: https://danieldarling.com/

    Find his book, The Characters of Christmas, here: https://www.danieldarling.com/books/characters-of-christmas/

    Podcast cover art design was adapted from the original Moody Publishers book cover. Used with permission.

    • 26 min
    Simeon and Anna: The Oldest Bucket List

    Simeon and Anna: The Oldest Bucket List

    This is a podcast all about the people caught up in the story of Jesus. Here's a question for you: what's on your bucket list? For Simeon and Anna, they had a special list: to see the awaited Messiah.

    You can find more from Dan Darling at his website: https://danieldarling.com/

    Find his book, The Characters of Christmas, here: https://www.danieldarling.com/books/characters-of-christmas/

    Podcast cover art design was adapted from the original Moody Publishers book cover. Used with permission.

    • 18 min
    Herod: The Monster of Christmas

    Herod: The Monster of Christmas

    This is a podcast all about the people caught up in the story of Jesus. In this episode, we're talking about the monster of Christmas: King Herod.

    You can find more from Dan Darling at his website: https://danieldarling.com/

    Find his book, The Characters of Christmas, here: https://www.danieldarling.com/books/characters-of-christmas/

    Podcast cover art design was adapted from the original Moody Publishers book cover. Used with permission.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

scared senior ,

Christmas Blessings

Was feeling a bit sad being alone for Christmas.
Found the podcasts and listened to Characters of Christmas. Helped me realize I am not alone with Jesus living in my life and heart.
Thankful,
Dr. GC

Doug0404 ,

Amazing!

Beyond thankful for The Characters of Christmas podcast , I start my morning listening and just soaking in the accounts of our savior and why we truly celebrate his birth.

Middyel ,

Fresh look into the Christmas Story

I love the in depth view into God’s marvelous story. Wonderful opportunity to pause and remember all that God has done and how miraculous it all is. The wonder of the ordinary and the divine meeting. Immanuel. O come, let us adore Him.

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