Across his career Kalas wore many hats: pastor, professor, seminary president. Through all of them, however, he remained first and foremost an interpreter of God’s word, skillfully finding new insights and meanings in even the most familiar biblical stories.
Take the best preacher you’ve ever heard, add in the teacher who first opened your eyes to the excitement and meaning of your favorite subject in school, combine these with that member of the family to whom you could always turn for the best advice, stir them all together, and you’ll get a flavor of the writing of J. Ellsworth Kalas.
When a beloved author passes away, we mourn the fact that we will never read any of his or her new work again. Thanks to David and Taddy Kalas, you can enjoy thirty-one thoughtful and never-before-published Christmas devotionals from their late father, J. Ellsworth Kalas. The collection of readings in Unlikely Gifts was lovingly put together to include additional notes and memories of their father which will help you prepare your heart for the celebration of Christ’s birth.