The Wonder of Advent Devotional
by Chris Tiegreen
I am a sucker for a good Advent or Christmas devotional book and I read several of them every year through the Christmas season. No matter how many times I read through the Christmas story in the Gospels, I love the fresh look and the new lessons. Besides that, with Christmas comes BUSY, so spending a few quiet moments tucked away with a devotional that brings you into focus and helps you bring it all back to Jesus instead of allowing yourself to get carried away by cookies and presents and decorating and doing, doing, doing and stuff…well, that’s a beautiful thing, So, when I saw that Chris Tiegreen (one of my favorite devotional writers) released The Wonder of Advent Devotional, I knew it had to be one of my Christmas reads this year.
The book actually begins with extremely brief readings for the last week of November. These are to prepare your heart for Advent and each takes less than five minutes to read. Following the week of Preparation, the book then offers a slightly longer devotional for each day in December. Each devotion concludes with a brief prayer, a moment of reflection, an opportunity for further reading in Scripture, and a few lines from a Christmas carol.
It’s a beautiful book with the gold lettering on the cover and the thoughtful reflections included in the text. One of my favorite passages was, “God has no need to impress. He is completely secure and excruciatingly patient. He has the subtlety of an artist and the precision of an engineer. He is content to dress in unassuming clothes until the eyes of faith recognize him.” I’ll be enjoying this devotional myself this December, but it could also make a lovely gift for someone else.
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