What if Chanukah is more than just candles and presents? What if it isn’t really the memorial of a miracle? What if the real Chanukah story is actually a rallying cry for the Jewish people, and a graphic exhortation to all who have dedicated their lives to serve the Messiah Yeshua?
The Real Story of Chanukah traces the ancient historical accounts of Israel’s willful assimilation and apostasy, and reveals how a few faithful Jews refused to abandon Adonai and His Torah. You will learn about the Jewish people’s history as an oppressed and rebellious nation, while being inspired toward an uncompromising zeal for God by the astounding example of Israel’s everyday heroes.
Join Messianic Jewish author and teacher Kevin Geoffrey as he restores the revolutionary message of this annual Jewish holiday, and passionately reframes it as an encouraging admonition for every single day of the year. May we—both the sons of Israel, and the whole Body of Messiah—be as dedicated to God as His devoted Chanukah defenders… dedicated even to the death.
(Includes extensive notes, thoughtful exploration of relevant Scripture passages, and an appendix addressing the modern, practical observance of Hanukkah from a Messianic Jewish perspective.)
The Real Story of Chanukah is part of the Preparing the Way InPrint Series.
Don Norris –
Kevin has done another outstanding job of presenting the real story of Chanukah. It had been quite some time since I had read 1 & 2 Maccabees. Kevin artfully presented the foundational historical document for recognizing the rebellion of the faithful in throwing off the chains of the anti-Semitism of the invading Hellenists. Kevin presents the major traditional views behind the eight day celebration. I highly recommend this book!
Bill Scott –
Excellent stuff. Would that every pastor and church-goer would read this.
Christine (verified owner) –
As a Jew, I needed to read this book. Thank you Kevin for writing with such clarity about what Chanukah is all about. I highly recommend this book.
Scott Marchman (verified owner) –
Thank you Kevin for expounding the Truth. All too often, we just get traditions and “stories” to fit the narrative desired. I highly recommend!
Sarmento Silva (verified owner) –
Great read and good information
Christine Kvarnlov (verified owner) –
This is an excellent rendering of the true story concerning Chanukah including the history and the behind-the-scene activities. Kevin has done an outstanding job of presenting a clear and thoughtful challenge to, once again, delve deeper into the ways of Adonai.
Charlene Lovett (verified owner) –
My daughter and I began reading this booklet just before going to our Chanukah gathering. Neither she nor I felt the story told at our gathering had anything to do with what we had begun to learn from this booklet! Neither did any of the music played. When we finished reading it, we both decided to not attend this gathering in the future. The true story about how the Maccabees were tortured and suffered to make sure that Abba’s truth was observed has nothing to do with lighting 8 candles, exchanging gifts or spinning a dredel. We could clearly see how this ‘festival’ has become like a Christmas party! No more for us!