The word Advent means expectation, and the Advent season is a time of remembering the 400 years of silent anticipation of the arrival of our Savior. Many people celebrate and reflect on the Christmas season with an Advent calendar or special book to help them connect to the heart of the season and the eternal truth that Great Light has come and illuminated the darkness.
TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF OUR FAVORITE BOOKS FOR THE ADVENT SEASON:
Waiting Here for You: An Advent Journey of Hope by Louie Giglio // The Christmas season is one most of us look forward to, yet the rush and chaos of the holidays can leave us dizzy. Often, at this time of year, we realize we are all waiting for something: a solution, a relationship, a breakthrough, a rescue and so on. Christmas is a time that reminds us: God made a promise and then He fulfilled it. This daily devotional book by Louie Giglio will show you what to do while you’re waiting and how to encounter hope over the holidays and throughout your life.
The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp // Divided into daily readings starting on December 1st and going through Christmas Day, Voskamp artfully draws the reader into the full love story of the season. She reaches back into the pages of the Old Testament to explore the lineage of Jesus — the Greatest Gift — through the Advent tradition of “The Jesse Tree.”
Unwrapping the Name of Jesus: An Advent Devotional by Asheritah Ciuciu // Throughout Scripture, Jesus is referred to as, “Alpha and Omega, Lamb of God, Prince of Peace, Messiah,” and so on. In this devotional beginning on December 1st, Asheritah Ciuciu takes a deeper look at who Jesus is, and what His arrival means for us.
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas // Watch for the Light is a compilation of stories and readings that allow readers to connect with the heart of the season. The book includes writings from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Friedrich Foerster and many others. The writers explore the significance of the birth of Jesus, not only during this season but every season.
The Wonder of the Greatest Gift: An Interactive Family Celebration of Advent by Ann Voskamp // Based on her book, The Greatest Gift, Voskamp takes families through the tradition of “The Jesse Tree” and creates a platform for the whole family to connect to the heart of the Christmas season.
Jotham’s Journey: A Storybook for Advent by Arnold Ytreeide // Jotham’s Journey is a great book for you to read with your children. Each day has a reading that takes you through 10-year-old Jothan’s journey across Israel as he searches for his family. Along the journey he encounters wise men, shepherds and innkeepers until he finds his way to the Savior born in Bethlehem.