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  • Dawn Of Redeeming Grace

    $14.99

    As dawn broke on that first Christmas morning, the sun rose on a new era: God’s king had come to earth to bring about his kingdom.

    Join Sinclair Ferguson as he opens up the first two chapters of Matthew’s Gospel in these daily devotions for Advent. Each day’s reflection is full of insight and application, and will help you to arrive at Christmas Day awed by God’s redeeming grace and refreshed by the hope of God’s promised king.

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  • Family Advent Devotional Bible Study Book

    $18.25

    Gain a better understanding of the church season that leads up to Christmas.

    Features:
    – Personal study opportunities for ongoing spiritual growth
    – Family discipleship activities

    Benefits:
    – Enrich yourself spiritually by immersing in the Advent season.
    – Grow in spiritual maturity with optional family discipleship activities.
    – Become more spiritually oriented through greater familiarity with Advent.

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  • Sacred Space For Advent And The Christmas Season 2021-22

    $3.99

    Advent, a joyful time of preparation for the birth of Jesus, can be further enriched with Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season 2021-22, a daily prayer experience from Sacred Space, the internationally known online prayer guide.

    Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season invites readers to develop a closer relationship with God during this season of preparation and anticipation. What we know and trust about the Sacred Space online prayer experience is now available in a compact, portable print format to heighten our Advent prayer practice in a way that is accessible, engaging, and meaningful to daily life.

    Throughout the Advent season, each day includes a Scripture reading and points of reflection, as well as a weekly topic enhanced by six steps of prayer and reflection. With its small size and meaningful message, Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season is a simple way to build a richer relationship with God and embrace the Advent season as a sacred space.??

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  • Good News Of Great Joy

    $13.99

    It’s hard to imagine Advent or Christmas without music, and that goes beyond popular carols and handbells. Author Max Vincent invites readers to discover the music in the biblical story of Christmas. Four canticles (“little songs”) precede, announce, and celebrate the birth of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. These canticles invite readers to pause and consider the deeper meaning of the events surrounding his birth.

    In Good News of Great Joy, 24 daily readings explore the context, content, and spirituality of these canticles. Each of the four canticles has six daily readings. The daily readings include practices and questions to encourage further reflection on these little songs. In addition, the book provides a Leader’s Guide for group study.

    Luke’s canticles were some of the earliest songs of the church and are still prayed daily in some Christian traditions. Vincent encourages readers to pause and notice God’s comforting presence as they reflect on these joyous songs of Advent.

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  • Journey A Season Of Reflections

    $11.99

    Since 2011, tens of thousands of churches and small groups have turned Adam Hamilton’s best-selling book on the birth of Christ into a classic that’s read each year.

    In The Journey, Adam Hamilton travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in a fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. As he did with Jesus’ crucifixion in 24 Hours That Changed the World, Hamilton once again approaches a world-changing event with thoughtfulness.

    Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heart-felt as you walk along this road.

    The Journey: A Season of Reflections, a four-week devotional created for individual use or as a companion to the primary book, The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem, is a great gift idea for family, friends, teachers, and ministry leaders. You’ll find short, reflective devotions combined with Scripture readings and heartfelt prayers. Each daily devotional is designed to draw you in to a closer fellowship with God as you reflect and respond to this Christmas season.

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  • Journey Leader Guide

    $14.99

    Since 2011, tens of thousands of churches and small groups have turned Adam Hamilton’s best-selling book on the birth of Christ into a classic that’s read each year.

    In The Journey, Adam Hamilton travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in a fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. As he did with Jesus’ crucifixion in 24 Hours That Changed the World, Hamilton once again approaches a world-changing event with thoughtfulness.

    Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heart-felt as you walk along this road.

    This 64-page Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide your group through the 5-session DVD study, The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem. Inside you’ll find session plans, discussion questions, as well as multiple format options and suggestions of ways to make the study a meaningful experience for any group.

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  • Journey : Walking The Road To Bethlehem

    $19.99

    Since 2011, tens of thousands of churches and small groups have turned Adam Hamilton’s best-selling book on the birth of Christ into a classic that’s read each year.

    In The Journey, Adam Hamilton travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in a fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. As he did with Jesus’ crucifixion in 24 Hours That Changed the World, Hamilton once again approaches a world-changing event with thoughtfulness.Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heart-felt as you walk along this road.

    Read The Journey on your own or, for a more in-depth study, enjoy it with a small group utilizing the Leader, DVD featuring Adam on-site in the Holy Land, and resources for youth and children.

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  • Journey : Walking The Road To Bethlehem

    $16.99

    Since 2011, tens of thousands of churches and small groups have turned Adam Hamilton’s best-selling book on the birth of Christ into a classic that’s read each year.

    In The Journey, Adam Hamilton travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in a fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. As he did with Jesus’ crucifixion in 24 Hours That Changed the World, Hamilton once again approaches a world-changing event with thoughtfulness.Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heart-felt as you walk along this road.

    Read The Journey on your own or, for a more in-depth study, enjoy it with a small group utilizing the Leader, DVD featuring Adam on-site in the Holy Land, and resources for youth and children.

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  • All The Good Devotions For The Season

    $11.99

    In All the Good: A Wesleyan Way of Christmas, a group of diverse Wesleyan scholars will take you on an Advent journey guided by the practices in John Wesley’s means of grace. In four sessions of study, prayer, and conversation, readers will look at preparing the way for God, the discipline of prayer, the substance of good works, and the recognition of God’s presence with us in communities that are called to serve the world.

    This Advent learn and practice works of mercy and works of piety examining on how God’s love is embodied in communities of faith in the world.

    The devotional contains 28 daily devotions for the four weeks of Advent corresponding to the themes of Altogether Love, Altogether Hope, Altogether Joy, and Altogether Peace. Written by pastors and other leaders, the devotions celebrate and bring together the season of Advent and the best of our Wesleyan heritage.

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  • All The Good Leader Guide

    $14.99

    In All the Good: A Wesleyan Way of Christmas, a group of diverse Wesleyan scholars will take you on an Advent journey guided by the practices in John Wesley’s means of grace. In four sessions of study, prayer, and conversation, readers will look at preparing the way for God, the discipline of prayer, the substance of good works, and the recognition of God’s presence with us in communities that are called to serve the world.

    This Advent learn and practice works of mercy and works of piety examining on how God’s love is embodied in communities of faith in the world.

    The Leader Guide includes session outline for each group meeting with Scripture, prayer, opening activity, discussion questions, activity, and ending call to action.

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  • All The Good

    $17.99

    In All the Good: A Wesleyan Way of Christmas, a group of diverse Wesleyan scholars will take you on an Advent journey guided by the practices in John Wesley’s means of grace. In four sessions of study, prayer, and conversation, readers will look at preparing the way for God, the discipline of prayer, the substance of good works, and the recognition of God’s presence with us in communities that are called to serve the world.

    This Advent learn and practice works of mercy and works of piety examining on how God’s love is embodied in communities of faith in the world.

    Additional components for a four-week study include a DVD a comprehensive Leader Guide.

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  • Heart That Grew Three Sizes Leader Guide

    $14.99

    We don’t know why the Grinch hated Christmas. We just know he did. If we’re being honest, there’s probably something within the Christmas season celebration that awakens a Grinch within all of us. Maybe the gift we unwrap was all wrong, or memories that were supposed to be joyful never were. When everything seems wrong in the world, even joyful celebrations are much too loud.

    In his new Advent study, Matt Rawle explores the faith themes in the Christmas classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas including how did the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes come Christmas morning? How did Christmas save the Grinch? Could it be that the very thing we think we hate, is the one thing that changes our life?

    Rediscover and reinvigorate your Christian faith this Advent and Christmas season and look at this familiar classic through the lens of faith.

    The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the 4-week study for Advent, making use of the book and videos. It includes session plans and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options.

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  • Heart That Grew Three Sizes

    $16.99

    We don’t know why the Grinch hated Christmas. We just know he did. If we’re being honest, there’s probably something within the Christmas season celebration that awakens a Grinch within all of us. Maybe the gift we unwrap was all wrong, or memories that were supposed to be joyful never were. When everything seems wrong in the world, even joyful celebrations are much too loud.

    In his new Advent study, Matt Rawle explores the faith themes in the Christmas classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas including how did the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes come Christmas morning? How did Christmas save the Grinch? Could it be that the very thing we think we hate, is the one thing that changes our life?Rediscover and reinvigorate your Christian faith this Advent and Christmas season and look at this familiar classic through the lens of faith.

    Additional components for a four-week Advent study include a DVD featuring Matt Rawle, a comprehensive Leader Guide, and resources for children and youth.

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  • Oriens A Pilgrimage Through Advent And Christmas 2021

    $18.95

    Make a life-changing pilgrimage, beginning this Advent.

    Oriens is a Latin word meaning “rising” and “dawn.”

    Your Oriens journey begins on the First Sunday of Advent and continues until the feast of the Presentation on February 2. Every day, you’ll take a step closer to “the dawn from on high.” Father Joel Alexander Sember is your leader on this pilgrimage, one in which you will learn what God is revealing to you through Scripture and prayer. With Oriens as your guidebook, you’ll learn how to pray, or to pray more deeply. Each day you’ll read a Scripture passage, receive Father Joel’s guidance on how to pray with that passage, and find questions for reflection and journaling.

    If in years past you have found yourself on Christmas wondering how you missed Advent, this book will speak to you. If you utilized Oriens for the first time last year to deepen your preparation during Advent and celebration during Christmas, then you already know this book will open your heart to hearing the voice of God.

    Welcome, Oriens pilgrim.

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  • And The Glory Of God Shone Around Them

    $5.99

    Prepare yourself this Christmas to celebrate the real reason for the season!

    Beginning with the first Sunday of Advent, And the Glory of God Shone Around Them Advent Devotional takes the reader through the entire Christmas season with twenty-one devotionals organized around the four weekly themes of Advent.

    Through short, engaging reflections on hope, peace, joy, and love, combined with the beauty and relevance of The Passion Translation(R), you will find the inspiration you need to celebrate God’s gift to the world throughout your week.

    Each devotional follows the inspiring journey of the main characters of the Christmas story and offers an Advent prayer, making them perfect for personal, family, or small-group use. Scripture readings from The Passion Translation will give you greater insights in your journey toward Bethlehem.

    This devotional and fresh version of God’s Word will kindle and inspire your faith in the one who came to rescue us and will come again to create us anew!

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  • Surprising God : Advent Devotions For An Uncertain Time

    $16.00

    The world is slowly emerging from the worst global emergency in a century, and the myriad struggles of the contemporary moment-division, isolation, illness, and uncertainty-make living our faith a challenge. For Christians, a number of questions have gained new urgency: Where do we find hope when it seems in such short supply? Where are the signs of God’s peace in this divided world? Where do we find a deeper sense of joy?

    Thomas G. Long and Donyelle C. McCray remind us that these are the questions of Advent in their new daily devotional, A Surprising God. Mindful of the stresses of life today in a world torn apart by conflict, marked by political division, and in the midst of a global health crisis, these devotions for Advent and Christmas invite readers to honest reflection on the challenges of being people of faith in this moment. Long and McCray explore what it means to wait for our salvation, to be open to the surprising thing that God is about to do, and to find hope in God’s choice of the small and the insignificant.

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  • Advent In Plain Sight

    $16.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780664267148Jill DuffieldBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2021Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Searching For Christmas

    $5.99

    Discover the awesome God at the heart of the familiar Christmas story and discover the joy, hope, purpose, and belonging we’re all searching for.

    Most of us are familiar with the events of the first Christmas-the manger scene, shepherds watching sheep, angels singing their songs, and wise men arriving-but what if there’s more to the story? What if the birth of Jesus is actually the most significant event in all of history and can transform our lives?

    This evangelistic book goes beyond the birth of Jesus to look at what he did when he grew up and how he fulfilled the names given to him centuries beforehand by the prophet Isaiah.

    In a compelling, insightful, winsome and personal way, J.D. Greear shows that if we get to know the God who lies behind the Christmas story and at the heart of the Christmas story, we’ll discover the joy, hope, purpose and belonging we’re all searching for.

    Readers will see that Jesus is the Wonderful Counsellor, who can guide them in all truth; the Mighty God, who made and owns everything; the Eternal Father, who they can trust to love them for ever; and the Prince of Peace, who died in their place so that they can be forgiven and accepted eternally.

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  • Worship At Home Advent And Christmas 2020

    $9.99

    Worship at Home: Advent and Christmas 2020 is packed with weekly worship services you can do on your own or with others and includes services for each week in Advent, Christmas Eve, the Sunday after Christmas, and Epiphany. This book is for congregations and individuals who want to stay spiritually connected and growing, even when they’re not worshiping together in the same space. It provides everything you need to conduct meaningful, spiritually fulfilling, traditionally rooted worship services at home or in other intimate environments.

    Each service includes essential worship elements, from gathering to benediction, with words and actions you can say and do yourself. Included are links for online musical selections plus traditional hymn suggestions from a variety of hymnals. You’ll find helpful ideas for how to use this resource in a variety of settings, and how to create worshipful spaces, even in your own home.

    The Worship at Home series is organized by the liturgical year, with a new book for each season: Advent and Christmas, Lent, Easter and Eastertide, Pentecost, and the weeks after Pentecost.

    Ways the resource can be used by individuals and families include:

    – Individuals can use the resource for personal devotion and worship at any time, wherever they like. Go through the entire service, or simply choose whatever portions are helpful. Read a prayer and meditate. Watch a video clip and reflect on it. Sing a song or hymn.

    – Families can use Worship at Home in the same ways, any time and any place.

    – Suggestions are included for creating worship spaces at home, and for involving children in the services.

    Here are some ways the resource can be used by a congregation or group:

    – Pastors or group leaders can use Worship at Home as the worship plans for weekly church services. The pastor might prepare a sermon or homily, but everything else is ready to go.

    – People can use the resource for worship in any space-at a senior care center, in a park, on the lawn, at the church, and so forth. No bulletins or hymnals are needed.

    – People gathered to worship via Zoom, FaceTime, Facebook or Instagram Live, or livestream will all be reading aloud the same prayers from these books, singing the same songs or singing along with a video. Worship at Home provides a participatory experience and a sense of community, even when people are worshiping remotely.

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  • Waiting Here For You

    $14.99

    God Works While We Wait

    Waiting Here For You helps us anticipate rather than dread the busy season of Advent and Christmas. A season overflowing with anticipation, Christmas comes the same time each year with great hope and promise of a baby born long ago. But, this season meant for joy is often consumed by busyness, pressure, mixed emotions, and is gone as quickly as it came. What is it all for? In the journey of Advent – a season of expectant waiting and preparation – we find our answer. It s in the waiting season of Advent that we prepare our hearts to meet December 25 with joy, peace, hope, and promise in our newborn King.

    In the new 2020 edition of Waiting Here For You, pastor and author Louie Giglio invites you into an Advent journey of hope to discover that waiting is not wasting when you’re waiting on the Lord. Take hold of the chance to uncover the vast hope offered through the season of Advent and find peace and encouragement as anticipation leads toward celebration!

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  • Rejoice Advent Meditations With The Holy Family Journal

    $12.99

    Rejoice! Advent Meditations with the Holy Family is a prayer resource with daily meditations that will enrich your Advent by inviting you to experience the first Advent with Joseph and Mary, as they await the birth of their son, the Savior of the world.

    Together with the guided meditation videos, this journal will help you to see the marriage of Mary and Joseph in a new light. You will ponder what was in their hearts and minds as they awaited the birth of Jesus-and you will be invited to reflect on and deepen your own relationships with others. Rejoice! will help you open your heart to the peace and joy of the Holy Family as you prepare for the coming of Jesus this Christmas.

    Each day, in a few short pages, Fr. Toups provides you with aids to help guide your prayer:

    A word – Focus on a single word each day to draw you deeper into the heart of the Holy Family.

    A reflection – Learn more about Joseph and Mary, their marriage, and the world in which they lived.

    A Psalm – Each day, you’re given a Psalm to pray (just as Mary and Joseph would have prayed) to help you enter into prayer.

    A reading – In reading Scripture, you find the Word of God, bringing you closer to Mary, who carried the Word in her body.

    A prompt – Space is provided each day to journal. Record how the Lord is speaking to you this Advent.

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  • Christmas We Didnt Expect

    $14.99

    Reflections for Advent that help us to adore Jesus by reminding us of the wonder of the incarnation.

    The Christmas story is one surprise after another. But sometimes the details become so familiar that they lose their impact.

    These Advent reflections, written by David Mathis, help us to dwell deeply on the most stunning and significant event in the history of the world: that God himself became one of us.

    Be amazed once more by the unexpected details of Jesus’ unique birth and saving work with these short daily devotions and prayers, and renew your worship of our humble, generous and loving Savior.

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  • Countdown To Christmas

    $15.00

    Capture the excitement and joy of counting down the days until Christmas with this fun hands-on Advent activity book.

    Countdown to Christmas is the perfect way to spend quality time with your family during the Advent season. Create significant and unforgettable memories through Scripture readings, questions, stories, and simple activities that will help your children grasp the true meaning of the holiday.

    *Make a Christmas tree ornament on Day 7
    *Read a story together on Day 17
    *Complete an Advent word puzzle on Day 20
    *Share prayers together every day!

    Explore a few or complete them all. As the events in the story of Jesus’ birth and life unfold, you and your children will build bonds of tradition and faith that will last a lifetime. It is the one present all members of the family will be happy to share!

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  • Shadow And Light

    $22.99

    Advent Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

    Whether Christmas is your favorite time of year or you can’t wait for the rush to end, this invitation is for you.

    Bestselling author Tsh Oxenreider wanted to stretch Christmas as long as possible. She wanted to be the fun mom with all the cookies and crafts. Yet her efforts always ended in exhaustion and even more confusion about the true spirit of the season.

    Tsh longed for something simple and quick, so she created Shadow and Light. She invites you to journey with her through this scripturally based Advent devotional-loaded with reflective thoughts, and simple, doable music, art, and action activities to enjoy with your family. Its encouraging direction will help you make this sacred season a blessing instead of a burden.

    Beautifully illustrated, Shadow and Light follows the traditional church calendar with an alternate reading plan for observers of a December 1-25 Advent season.

    Let this become your favorite time of the year, as you enter into the joy and journey of Advent.

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  • Let Us Go Now To Bethlehem

    $14.99

    This charming devotional book takes readers on an inward journey to the miracle of Christ’s birth in the little town of Bethlehem. Many who will read this book probably haven’t actually traveled to Bethlehem. “But that is of little consequence to the adventure of arriving there, to the adventure of discovery that awaits the mystery and wonder in the birth of Jesus,” Todd Outcalt writes. “I hope readers can discover something new that they may have overlooked in the old, old story,” says Outcalt.

    Let Us Go Now to Bethlehem contains devotions from Advent through Epiphany. As the Gospel of Luke attests, Let Us Go Now to Bethlehem is both an expectant declaration filled with mystery and faith. Each day can offer these same expectations and wonders for readers if they open themselves to awe and joy.

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  • Making Room Leader Guide

    $14.99

    Learn how to make room in your heart for God and neighbor this Christmas.

    Often our Advent preparations have an inward focus as we prepare for the significance of God breaking into our world through the birth of the Christ child. But in a closer examination of the Advent story, we quickly learn that the focus of the coming of the newborn king is outward.

    In this book and Advent study, Dr. Ed Robb explores the warmth of welcome at Christmas following interactions with Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, and the magi. Just as Jesus made room in God’s kingdom for a host of people that society wanted to leave on the margins, beginning with the appearance of the shepherds, we too should be asking ourselves who we can make room for this Christmas.

    Perhaps it is to the people in your community, or the newly immigrated family in town that doesn’t speak your language. Or maybe it’s the next-door neighbor who just settled in from yet another corporate move? The story of Christ’s birth encourages us to widen our borders and increase our sense of community-and make room for others.

    The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the four-week study including session plans, activities, and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options.

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  • Incarnation Childrens Leader Guide

    $18.99

    Learn the meaning behind the names of Christ and the difference He makes in our lives this Christmas.

    His parents gave him the name Jesus. But the prophets, the shepherds, the wise men, and angels addressed him by other names. They called him Lord, Messiah, Savior, Emmanuel, Light of the World, and Word Made Flesh.

    In Incarnation, best-selling author Adam Hamilton explores the meaning of these titles and what they tell us about the child whose birth we celebrate at Christmas. Join him and reflect upon the significance of the Christ-child for our lives and world today!

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  • Making Room : Sharing The Love Of Christmas

    $16.99

    Learn how to make room in your heart for God and neighbor this Christmas.

    Often our Advent preparations have an inward focus as we prepare for the significance of God breaking into our world through the birth of the Christ child. But in a closer examination of the Advent story, we quickly learn that the focus of the coming of the newborn king is outward.

    In this book and Advent study, Dr. Ed Robb explores the warmth of welcome at Christmas following interactions with Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, and the magi. Just as Jesus made room in God’s kingdom for a host of people that society wanted to leave on the margins, beginning with the appearance of the shepherds, we too should be asking ourselves who we can make room for this Christmas.

    Perhaps it is to the people in your community, or the newly immigrated family in town that doesn’t speak your language. Or maybe it’s the next-door neighbor who just settled in from yet another corporate move? The story of Christ’s birth encourages us to widen our borders and increase our sense of community-and make room for others.

    Additional components for a four-week study include a DVD featuring Dr. Ed Robb and a comprehensive Leader Guide.

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  • Incarnation Leader Guide

    $14.99

    Learn the meaning behind the names of Christ and the difference He makes in our lives this Christmas.

    His parents gave him the name Jesus. But the prophets, the shepherds, the wise men, and angels addressed him by other names. They called him Lord, Messiah, Savior, Emmanuel, Light of the World, and Word Made Flesh.

    In Incarnation, best-selling author Adam Hamilton explores the meaning of these titles and what they tell us about the child whose birth we celebrate at Christmas. Join him and reflect upon the significance of the Christ-child for our lives and world today!

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  • Incarnation : Rediscovering The Significance Of Christmas

    $20.99

    Learn the meaning behind the names of Christ and the difference He makes in our lives this Christmas.

    His parents gave him the name Jesus. But the prophets, the shepherds, the wise men, and the angels addressed him by other names. They called him Lord, Messiah, Savior, Emmanuel, Light of the World, and Word Made Flesh.

    In Incarnation, best-selling author Adam Hamilton explores the meaning of these titles and what they tell us about the child whose birth we celebrate at Christmas. Join him and reflect upon the significance of the Christ-child for our lives and world today!

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  • Preparing Room : An Advent Companion

    $18.95

    Russ Levenson invites us to “turn once again to the beginning of the Christian story.” Like a quilt, the pieces come together with reflections to contemplate throughout the season.

    Explore the Biblical context for Advent in this series of contemplations. The pieces of the beginning of the Christian story come together, not from one set of hands, but many. For instance, in the four Gospels, Mark makes no mention of the events leading up to and surrounding the birth of Jesus. John, for the most part, points back to Genesis. Most of the historical pieces come to us primarily from Matthew and Luke. The Scriptures together are the key to telling the story of the season. Allusions and references to other scriptures are accompanied by brief meditations so that readers may step more deeply into the Advent story and find its meaning and impact for their own lives.

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  • Let Earth Receive Her King

    $11.99

    In Advent, the church finds itself caught between times. The world’s true King has already come. However, the reign of the King has not yet come in all of its fullness. In response, God’s people fast and wait and pray–and in the waiting we are changed. During Advent, we practice hope, peace, joy, and love–four virtues that grow in us and change us, making room for the new creation.Let Earth Receive Her King will encourage small group engagement, personal reflection, and individual prayer as you progress through the four virtues that mark Advent. In this expectant season we pray, Come quickly, Lord Jesus. Come, and make all things new! Let Earth Receive Her King.

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  • 2000 Year Old Preacher Cycle B

    $15.95

    “I am old and ready to die. To be truthful, I have been ready to die for years, but right now, I feel ready as I have never been before.”

    This quote was taken from one of David Leininger’s sermons titled “Simeon: A Monologue,” in which he takes at one of the most well-known stories in the Bible, Jesus’ Visit to the Temple, and looks at it from a new perspective. Throughout The 2000 Year Old Preacher, he invites his audience to do the same, observing this holiday season from a new angle.

    Consider the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and her status as the favored one of God. In his sermon, “Mary’s Complaint,” Leininger references how the favored mother of Jesus does not complain during her complications as she carries the Son of God, but continues to praise His name and remain grateful for the privilege that she had been given.

    Leininger uses a variety of topics to ask his congregation to view their lives from a new perspective, using sermons such as:
    *Advent 3: Hark the Herald…What? (John 1:6-8, 19-28)
    *Nativity of Our Lord: God Bless Santa! (Luke 2:1-20)
    *Epiphany 5: Heroines of the Faith (Mark 1:29-39)

    So take a step back from viewing the forest and look at the trees, have a seat at the feet of God, and experience new worlds that Leininger paints with his words of wisdom throughout The 2000 Year Old Preacher.

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  • Were On The Move Now Cycle B

    $13.95

    “Acknowledge your gift. Use your gift for the benefit of others and to the glory of God who has ‘gifted’ you. People may not long remember your name. They may never know your name. But your gift to them will last forever.”

    Throughout his collection of Advent centered sermons, Ronald Love reminds us to consider all of the gifts that God has given us and to use that which makes us unique to spread the word of God. Although it might be an intimidating task to preach about Jesus to those who may believe differently, Love calls to mind the talents that God has granted us in order to do just that. He reveals that the idea of preaching to others is not an invitation from the Lord but is instead a commandment from God: “What we have is a mandate to preach the gospel to all individuals.”

    Even if you do not believe that you are qualified enough to spread the word, God knows that he chose the right person for the job when he created you and me. Instead of doubting ourselves, love encourages us to be like Paul in his letters to the Corinthians: “Paul’s attitude was that nothing will stop him from proclaiming the good news! Paul’s attitude was that no obstacle would stop him from offering the message of salvation! Paul’s attitude was that he would remain steadfast in his call to be an apostle–an ambassador–for the Lord!”

    Sermon titles include:
    *Be Near, Ye Faithful (1 Thessalonians 5:16-24)
    *The Abounding Grace of God (Ephesians 1:3-14)
    *A Child of God (1 Corinthians 8:1-13)

    This Advent season, remember your talents, and share what you have been given with others in order to spread God’s word, just as Love uses his gifts to help us grow closer to Jesus at the time of his birth.

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  • Shaking Reality : Daily Reflections For Advent

    $12.99

    Inspired by Father Alfred Delp, who wrote a meditation titled “The Shaking Reality of Advent” while imprisoned by the Nazis during WWII, Bishop Peter B. Price has written a series of reflections and prayers to be read on each day of Advent. Each reflection is written that we may be “shaken and brought to a realization of our selves” in order to gain a new understanding of God’s promise of redemption and release.

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  • Prayers For Public Worship

    $12.99

    This book brings together over 300 beautiful prayers for advent and the Season of Christmas, written by four of the best-loved and most distinguished Christian writers: David Adam, Nick Fawcett, Susan Sayers, and Ray Simpson. This book is an invaluable resource for all those who prepare public worship.

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  • Time Of Wonder

    $9.99

    A time of wonder, daily reflections, and prayers for advent by Siobhan O’Keeffe invites us to ponder with childlike trust the beauty and mystery of the incarnation during the holy season. We are invited to ponder with childlike trust the beauty and mystery of the incarnation during the holy season of Advent. A gift is bestowed upon us that is much greater than anything available in the marketplace. We hear God’s words of promise to us: “When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13). God wishes to renew our hearts, our churches, and our world. He desires that we are deeply in tune with what is really important and sacred in our lives–the presence of the holy. We are invited to savor this presence ever more deeply, to share the light of his grace with others, and to rejoice!

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  • Rejoice : Advent In All The Scriptures

    $16.99

    Twenty-five Bible meditations based on Scripture verses and teaching nuggets from John Stott, with commentary and prayers from Christopher Wright. Accessible and bite-sized, fresh and exciting, each meditation deepens our appreciation of the timeless spiritual truths of Advent and Christmas.

    Introduction: The God who comes and comes – and comes again

    Week 1 The God who comes in Scripture’s story

    Week 2 The God who came in person

    Week 3 The God who came as promised

    Week 4 The God who will come in Glory

    Immanuel: God with us!

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  • Advent Reflections : Meditations For A Holy Advent

    $14.95

    Amidst the hustle and bustle of the secular pre-Christmas season, these Advent reflections invite you to slow down and reflect on the season’s spiritual and liturgical themes. Shared over the years with grateful EWTN audiences by good priests and bishops from the United Kingdom and Ireland, they will help you do just that.

    Covering the Sunday Advent readings and events leading up to the birth of Jesus, these meditations carry you back to Bethlehem but take you earlier as well: to ancient Israel, where prophets foretold the coming of the Messiah. For in Advent we look both backward and forward – but always toward that for which we are waiting: the Second Coming of Christ.

    Let these holy bishops and priests take you on a refreshing spiritual journey through Advent, bring you the deeper reality of the season, cut through the secular distractions and anxieties, and deliver you to the Christ child.

    Each Advent, you adorn your tree and home with sparkling ornaments; this year, and with the help of these Advent reflections, adorn your spirit with the Word of God.

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  • Road To Hallelujah

    $17.95

    Does the activity and busy calendar of the Christmas season wear you out? Are you always looking for a way to slow down when everyone around you seems to be speeding up? Do you long for the “old days” when faith and family seemed more important than finding that perfect “something” for people you barely know?

    The writing team of The Immediate Word has come together to offer a respite from the frenzy of a busy season; to invite you to take some time to ponder the Gift of God to the people of the earth. This daily devotional for the seasons of Advent and Christmas will help to deepen your faith during a period that has become filled with frenetic activity and distractions in our contemporary world. Explore scripture during the season of Advent with the TIW team. Take time each day during this busy holiday season to slow down – becoming closer to God and his son, the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ.

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  • Repeat The Sounding Joy

    $14.99

    In this Advent journey through Luke 1 – 2, Christopher Ash brings these familiar passages to life with fresh insight, color and depth.

    As you soak up the Scriptures, you’ll experience the joy of Christmas through the eyes of those who witnessed it first hand, from Mary and Elizabeth to the Shepherds and Simeon. This devotional will help you to celebrate afresh the arrival of the long-awaited Messiah in history, and learn what it means to wait for him with joyful expectation today.

    Each day’s reading includes a short reflection, a prayer, a carol, and space to journal, helping you to treasure the Lord Jesus in your heart in the hectic run-up to Christmas.

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  • Remarkable Advent : God’s Extraordinary Plan Through Ordinary People

    $13.99

    A Shauna Letellier Author Title

    Rediscover the wonder of the first Christmas in this Advent devotional.

    Do you want to experience the Christmas story in a new way?

    What if we peered through history’s frosted window and felt astonished by Jesus’ birth once again? In Remarkable Advent, Shauna Letellier drapes the fabric of imagination over the framework of Scripture, bringing the Christmas story to life through twenty-five devotional readings.

    To retrace the story of Jesus’ birth, each devotional includes:

    *A daily plan for Advent Scripture reading.
    *Captivating storytelling that will engage the whole family.
    *Relevant reflections that connect Jesus’ birth to your extraordinary place in his family.
    *Guided prayer to help you focus on the wonder of Christ.
    *With breathtaking imagery and a fresh take on Scripture, this Christmas devotional will *prepare your heart to celebrate God’s greatest gift.

    You’ll see Mary readjust the knot on her belted waist. You’ll witness Joseph wrestling with Mary’s incredible story. And you will discover it has always been God’s intention to use ordinary people-like you-to fulfill his extraordinary plan.

    Shauna Letellier draws upon her degree in Biblical Studies and two decades of Bible teaching to weave history, theology, and fictional detail into this delightful retelling of the Christmas story.

    Remarkable Advent is the perfect gift for you or a friend.

    Get your copy before Advent begins, and marvel at the miracle once more.

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  • Keep Watch With Me

    $16.99

    Keep Watch With Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakers is a collaborative daily devotional featuring diverse contributors: black, white, LGBTQ, Latinx, Palestinian, incarcerated, Native American, Australian, Americans, Irish, South African, clergy, laity, activists, authors, organizers, and more. The season of Advent, as the church prepares for the birth of Christ, is a penitential season of reckoning with our need and the needs of the world. Keep Watch With Me offers stories, reflections, prayers, and spiritual practices to sustain and challenge the faith of those who work for justice and peace, and long for the coming of God with us.

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  • Wondrous Mystery : An Upper Room Advent Reader

    $9.99

    During Advent we think about a wondrous mystery: that God chose to become human and lived among us. The Savior of the world was born a vulnerable child. The king who will rule all of creation lies in a humble manger. The Wondrous Mystery invites readers to reflect on several paradoxes that make up the Advent season: light and darkness, peace and strife, solitude and community, simplicity and complexity.

    This daily Advent reader incorporates meditations from Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life. Writers include Barbara Brown Taylor, Henri J. M. Nouwen, Esther de Waal, Walter Wink, Sue Monk Kidd, Wendy M. Wright, and other voices from Weavings, which wove together the teachings and perspectives of some of the finest theologians and teachers of Christian spiritual formation.

    Compiler Ben Howard writes, “The glory of the Advent season is that it is irrational. It shows us a glimpse of the way that God turns the world and our expectations upside down. . . . In a season filled with the longest, darkest nights, we are told to wait for the coming of the most beautiful light.

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  • Wondrous Mystery : An Upper Room Advent Reader

    $9.99

    During Advent we think about a wondrous mystery: that God chose to become human and lived among us. The Savior of the world was born a vulnerable child. The king who will rule all of creation lies in a humble manger. The Wondrous Mystery invites readers to reflect on several paradoxes that make up the Advent season: light and darkness, peace and strife, solitude and community, simplicity and complexity.

    This daily Advent reader incorporates meditations from Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life. Writers include Barbara Brown Taylor, Henri J. M. Nouwen, Esther de Waal, Walter Wink, Sue Monk Kidd, Wendy M. Wright, and other voices from Weavings, which wove together the teachings and perspectives of some of the finest theologians and teachers of Christian spiritual formation.

    Compiler Ben Howard writes, “The glory of the Advent season is that it is irrational. It shows us a glimpse of the way that God turns the world and our expectations upside down. . . . In a season filled with the longest, darkest nights, we are told to wait for the coming of the most beautiful light.

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  • God Is With Us

    $10.99

    God Is With Us, originally published in 2016, invites you to explore your longing for God’s presence through a study of the lectionary Bible readings for Advent and Christmas. The hope of Advent is the fulfillment of that longing; we await the coming of Jesus as Immanuel, God With Us. Each week’s Scriptures call us to praise God as we actively await the coming of Christ and prepare our hearts and lives for his arrival. Through the readings, we hear the invitation to claim and celebrate the new hope we have in Jesus Christ.

    The season of Advent offers opportunities to prepare for God’s coming in human form in the infant Jesus and for the fulfillment of God’s kingdom with the second coming of Christ. Hope is the focus of Advent worship, study, and prayer. We will discover the light that began in the manger, which continues as we look forward with hope to Christ’s return.

    God Is With Us is based on the Revised Common Lectionary Scriptures for church year A, the first of a three-year cycle of Bible readings. The study includes commentary and reflection on readings from the Old Testament, the Gospels, and the Epistles. It offers the opportunity to explore these Bible readings in a five-session study. It will help participants understand, appreciate, and engage in meaningful and joyous celebrations of Advent and Christmas and to live each day in God’s hope through Jesus Christ.

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  • God Is With Us

    $10.99

    God Is With Us, originally published in 2016, invites you to explore your longing for God’s presence through a study of the lectionary Bible readings for Advent and Christmas. The hope of Advent is the fulfillment of that longing; we await the coming of Jesus as Immanuel, God With Us. Each week’s Scriptures call us to praise God as we actively await the coming of Christ and prepare our hearts and lives for his arrival. Through the readings, we hear the invitation to claim and celebrate the new hope we have in Jesus Christ.

    The season of Advent offers opportunities to prepare for God’s coming in human form in the infant Jesus and for the fulfillment of God’s kingdom with the second coming of Christ. Hope is the focus of Advent worship, study, and prayer. We will discover the light that began in the manger, which continues as we look forward with hope to Christ’s return.

    God Is With Us is based on the Revised Common Lectionary Scriptures for church year A, the first of a three-year cycle of Bible readings. The study includes commentary and reflection on readings from the Old Testament, the Gospels, and the Epistles. It offers the opportunity to explore these Bible readings in a five-session study. It will help participants understand, appreciate, and engage in meaningful and joyous celebrations of Advent and Christmas and to live each day in God’s hope through Jesus Christ.

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  • Be Different Cycle A

    $18.95

    The 14 sermons in Be Different are based on Gospel texts with concentrations from Matthew. Sermons follow the Revised Common, Lutheran, and Catholic lectionaries.
    Sermon titles include:
    *Christmas is Out of Control
    *Ponder This!
    *Other People’s Mail
    *What About Me?

    These homilies as well as the others in this collection are suitable for assistance in sermon preparation, personal and group study and reflection as well for use as personal devotions.

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  • Glory Has Come

    $15.99

    Christmas is a supernatural invitation to divine encounter!

    More than gifts and celebrations, even beyond Bethlehem, the shepherds, and wise men, Christmas is about Heaven coming to Earth in the person of Jesus!

    This unique advent devotional pulls back the veil on the wonder of the incarnation! Featuring contributions from bestselling authors and Spirit-empowered teachers, each of these 25 daily entries leading up to Christmas is a unique revelation of the glory that was released by Jesus’ birth!

    Contributors include: Bill Johnson, Kris Vallotton, Randy Clark, Heidi Baker, Robert Henderson, John Arnott, Lana Vawser, Ana Werner, Lance Wallnau, Kevin Zadai, and more!

    Prepare for an Advent journey unlike any other! Discover how;
    *the Christmas season can be a special time of visitation and encounter with God.
    *Jesus’ incarnation connected Heaven and Earth in a supernatural way.
    *”Glory in the highest” releases favor, blessing and power on Earth.
    *angels and angelic activity accompany the glory of God.
    *to experience God’s glory every season of the year.

    Encounter Jesus in powerful new ways and experience the fullness of the glory that Christmas made possible!

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  • Behold The Child Daily Devotions

    $2.49

    Jesus’ incarnation means more than that He was born to a young mother who had no place to lay Him other than a manger. It means that we have comfort knowing that this fully human Child can relate to our struggles, and we have hope knowing that the same fully divine Child paid for our sins on the cross.

    This Advent, help your congregants reflect on the miracle that was Jesus’ incarnation. The devotional book is part of the Behold the Child worship planning series, which allows the busy preacher to bring to his congregation the answer to the question that is heard in the church during Advent: “Who is this King of glory?” (Psalm 24:8-10). The devotional book aligns with the sermons, Bible studies, and worship services in the series to help congregants meditate on the weekly themes during the entire Advent season.

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  • Christmas In The Four Gospel Homes

    $15.00

    How might a house look for Christmas based on what each Gospel says about it? In Christmas in the Four Gospel Homes, beautiful illustrations from architect Kevin Burns reimagine each of the four Gospels as a “house,” which the church visits at Christmas. In each section, Cynthia M. Campbell reflects on the distinctive perspective of the birth of Jesus or the incarnation offered by each Gospel. Suitable for individual or group study, Christmas in the Four Gospel Homes creatively reimagines the season and inspires new and exciting reflection for Advent.

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  • Advent For Everyone Matthew

    $18.00

    Advent for Everyone: Matthew provides readers with an inspirational guide through the Advent season, from the First Sunday of Advent through the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation and brief reflection to guide readers through the season toward the wonder and joy of Christmas. This book is suitable for both individual and group study and reflection.

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  • Expectant : Advent Meditations

    $7.95

    Author of What We Do in Advent: An Anglican Kid’s Activity Book looks at Advent through adult eyes – Meditations for each day of Advent – Keyed to Daily Lectionary psalms We don’t like to wait, but the season of Advent is all about waiting–a time of expectation, when Christians have traditionally devoted themselves to practices of prayer and study. This book offers a short meditation for each of the thirty days of the season, from the First Sun-day of Advent through Christmas Day. In the spirit of expectancy, each meditation focuses on seeking and seeing God in the everyday of our ordinary lives, based on a psalm that corresponds to the daily office for the season of Advent. Expectant: Advent Meditations is the perfect seasonal practice companion for spiritual seekers as well as devoted Christians, and ideal for church groups and congregations wishing to hand out a fresh and contemporary Advent resource to members.

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  • Christmas Journey : Advent Readings And Reflections From The Nativity Stori

    $13.95

    The Nativity Stories were hidden gems in antiquity, and they remain largely unexplored today. Though they appear first in the gospels of Matthew and Luke, they were among the last pieces of the puzzle of Christ’s life to be revealed to the public. The evidence shows that during the three-year ministry of Jesus none of his followers knew about the extraordinary events related in the birth narratives. The claim of his virginal conception, the most highly charged and hardest to substantiate of all the assertions made about Jesus, was held in reserve until decades after his death and resurrection. The publication of the Nativity Stories around AD 80 helped to complete the church’s portrait of Jesus Christ.

    Today the Nativity Stories are usually saved for Advent, but since this is such a busy time of year these scriptures are seldom explored in depth. This engaging study takes readers on a journey of daily Readings and Reflections in Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2. The spiritual riches of the Nativity Stories are revealed through a survey of issues about their impact on our understanding of the divine/human nature of Jesus. Also highlighted is the influential role of the birth narratives on the church’s theology in the period prior to the emergence of Christmas in the fourth century. With a wealth of enlightening discoveries awaiting readers, Christmas Journey is sure to become a meaningful part of their yearly Advent tradition.

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  • Christmas Journey : Advent Readings And Reflections From The Nativity Stori

    $30.95

    The Nativity Stories were hidden gems in antiquity, and they remain largely unexplored today. Though they appear first in the gospels of Matthew and Luke, they were among the last pieces of the puzzle of Christ’s life to be revealed to the public. The evidence shows that during the three-year ministry of Jesus none of his followers knew about the extraordinary events related in the birth narratives. The claim of his virginal conception, the most highly charged and hardest to substantiate of all the assertions made about Jesus, was held in reserve until decades after his death and resurrection. The publication of the Nativity Stories around AD 80 helped to complete the church’s portrait of Jesus Christ.

    Today the Nativity Stories are usually saved for Advent, but since this is such a busy time of year these scriptures are seldom explored in depth. This engaging study takes readers on a journey of daily Readings and Reflections in Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2. The spiritual riches of the Nativity Stories are revealed through a survey of issues about their impact on our understanding of the divine/human nature of Jesus. Also highlighted is the influential role of the birth narratives on the church’s theology in the period prior to the emergence of Christmas in the fourth century. With a wealth of enlightening discoveries awaiting readers, Christmas Journey is sure to become a meaningful part of their yearly Advent tradition.

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  • Wounded In Spirit

    $29.99

    Christmas can be a time of joy but also of tears, memory and prayer. Celebration does not always come easily.

    In twenty-five illustrated daily readings we commune with Scripture and the wounded artists that gave the world masterpieces of hope: Gauguin, Tissot, Caravaggio, Tanner, Delacroix, van Gogh, Durer. We’ve heard the names. We recognize the paintings. But do we know the artists? They were flawed and often troubled people: a widower that saw a vision of Christ; a murderer who painted himself as Peter; a grieving father that drew his sons as Jesus and John; an orphan who saw his salvation in the Holy Family. Despite their wounds-perhaps because of them-these artists achieved the sublime. Their humanity inspires us. Based on the latest research in history and grief, Wounded in Spirit returns us to where Christian art began. From mourning in Roman catacombs to works of the masters, we join the world’s great religious artists on their pilgrimages of hope and brokenness. In their wounds, in our wounds, we may once again encounter “God with us.”

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  • Advent Of Christmas

    $16.95

    Wellspring Title

    All is merry and all is bright; It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Four weeks to slow down in the hustle and bustle, The Advent of Christmas is here!

    Fans of Matt Maher know he has a way with words, and in The Advent of Christmas, the award-winning musician brings that gift to his first ever children’s book. Originally written to help pass on the faith to his own children, the book now gives parents and children everywhere a delightful, faith-filled resource to share during the countdown to Christmas.

    In a world that has reduced the weeks leading up to Christmas to a wearisome commercial spectacle, this book invites us to slow down, simplify, and remember what Christmas is all about. Together with the author’s very first Christmas album, The Advent of Christmas will enrich your family’s celebrations year after year.

    The Advent of Christmas is a fun, inspiring, and educational book that explores the meaning of Advent and Christmas in a fresh way. Perfect for families to read aloud, the memorable rhymes and colorful illustrations will help children experience for themselves the peace and joy of Advent.

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  • Advent Conspiracy : Making Christmas Meaningful Again

    $14.99

    An updated and revised version of a book that has impacted thousands of churches: Are you tired of how consumerism has stolen the soul of Christmas? This year, take a stand!

    Join the groundswell of Christ-followers who are choosing to make Christmas what it should be-a joyous celebration of Jesus’ birth that enriches our hearts and the world around us, not a retail circus that depletes our pocketbooks and defeats our spirits. Advent Conspiracy shows you how to substitute consumption with compassion by practicing four simple but powerful, countercultural concepts: Worship Fully-because Christmas begins and ends with Jesus. Spend Less-and free your resources for things that truly matter. Give More-of your presence: your hands, your words, your time, your heart. Love All-the poor, the forgotten, the marginalized, and the sick in ways that make a difference. Find out how to have a Christmas worth remembering, not dreading. Christmas can still change the world when you, like Jesus, give what matters most-your presence.

    This updated and revised version, with some all-new content, will share stories of the impact this movement has made around the globe as well as giving individuals and churches even better, more practical help in planning the kind of Christmas that truly can change the world.New introduction, new chapter and changes throughout.

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  • Awaiting The Already

    $14.99

    Each Gospel, in its own way, leads us on the Advent journey of preparation for Christ’s coming. Awaiting the Already, originally released in 2015, takes a tour through the four Gospel narratives that announce Christ’s birth or make way for his ministry. Readers will discover what parts of the Christmas story come from which Gospel, recognizing an invitation from each Gospel writer to prepare for a fresh experience of Christ in the past and the future. This thematic Bible study is designed to be used by individuals and small groups during Advent. In addition to the main content, each chapter offers questions for reflection and discussion, a brief prayer, and a focus for the week. The weekly focus emerges from the chapter content and encourages the readers to engage a spiritual practice or do something specific that will help them grow in faith. The thematic seasonal Bible study series is designed for transformation and for applying the study of the Bible to everyday, practical life experience. It is intended to nurture and encourage faith development and spiritual growth during the season of Advent.

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  • Awaiting The Already

    $13.99

    Each Gospel, in its own way, leads us on the Advent journey of preparation for Christ’s coming. Awaiting the Already, originally released in 2015, takes a tour through the four Gospel narratives that announce Christ’s birth or make way for his ministry. Readers will discover what parts of the Christmas story come from which Gospel, recognizing an invitation from each Gospel writer to prepare for a fresh experience of Christ in the past and the future. This thematic Bible study is designed to be used by individuals and small groups during Advent. In addition to the main content, each chapter offers questions for reflection and discussion, a brief prayer, and a focus for the week. The weekly focus emerges from the chapter content and encourages the readers to engage a spiritual practice or do something specific that will help them grow in faith. The thematic seasonal Bible study series is designed for transformation and for applying the study of the Bible to everyday, practical life experience. It is intended to nurture and encourage faith development and spiritual growth during the season of Advent.

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  • Advent For Everyone Luke

    $18.00

    Advent for Everyone: Luke provides readers with an inspirational guide through the Advent season, from the first Sunday in Advent through the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation and brief reflection, exploring the Gospel themes of faith, repentance, justice, and celebration.

    Wright’s engaging reflections take you on a journey of spiritual enlightenment, guiding you toward the wonder and joy of Christmas. This book is suitable for both individual and group study and reflection.

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  • Focus On Jesus Cycle C

    $16.95

    Every time Rev. Derl G. Keefer preaches a Christmas sermon, he asks himself the same question. Why did Jesus come to earth?

    It’s the question that Jesus’ earthly parents, Mary and Joseph, must have asked themselves over and over. They struggled to understand why, when he was 12 years old, he would leave their care to join the scholars of the temple.

    His answer served to refocus his own parents on who he really was.”Did you not know,” he asked them, “that I must be about my Father’s business?”

    The 15 sermons contained in Focus on Jesus will provide four answers to the question of why he came by revealing the nature of the Father’s business as described in the Gospel of Luke:
    *Jesus came to be the fulfillment of prophecy.
    *Jesus came to be our Messiah.
    *Jesus came to be our Savior.
    *Jesus came to be the human face of God.

    This Advent season, utilize Keefer’s clear, simple teaching style in Focus on Jesus to help those seeking Jesus understand who he is, and to reignite the passion that first brought members of your congregation into his arms.

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  • Advent Of The Lamb Of God

    $18.00

    Preface: Telling A True Tall Tale

    Part I: Awaiting The Messiah
    1. Behold The Lamb Of God
    2. Hear
    3. Redemption Amidst The Wreckage
    4. Number The Stars Of Heaven
    5. God Will Provide A Lamb
    6. Jacob And Two Women
    7. Walking With A Limp
    8. Four Hundred Years
    9. Blood On The Doorpost
    10. The War Within
    11. The Days Of The Judges
    12. King Saul
    13. The Boy-King Of Bethlehem
    14. Cast Me Not Away
    15. The Edge Of Ruin
    16. I Have Loved You

    Part II: The Savior Has Come
    17. Herod The Great, King Of The Jews
    18. The Silence Of The Priest
    19. The Ordinary Overshadowed
    20. When Joseph Woke From His Dream
    21. The Birth Of Jesus
    22. Where The Lambs Are Kept
    23. One Star Lit For Them
    24. The Hearts Of Many Revealed
    25. Son Of God, Son Of Man

    Acknowledgments
    Notes

    Additional Info
    “A page in history was about to turn. Though Israel’s world was in the throes of upheaval, it was only a matter of time before the sun of righteousness would rise. These people needed rescue, but they weren’t waiting for the stars to align or for the political climate to change. They were waiting for God. They were on his timetable. He was sending his Messiah-Immanuel, God with us.”For centuries God’s people awaited the coming of a Savior. In the midst of a world of trouble, they hoped for one who would deliver them from evil and restore them to true life. Would God be faithful to his promises? Pastor Russ Ramsey narrates anew the greatest story ever told-the true tall tale of the coming of the Christ. It’s more than the story of a baby born in Bethlehem; the story encompasses the whole of the Old Testament and all of human history, unveiling God’s longsuffering, loving pursuit of his people. Rediscover how the purposes of God culminated in the coming of Jesus, in twenty-five readings ideal for Christmas or any season of meeting the Savior.Also including The Passion of the King of Glory and The Mission of the Body of Christ, the Retelling the Story series explores the narrative arc of the Bible from Genesis through Revelation in compelling language that is faithful to the text of Scripture. The stories are told afresh to help readers hide God’s word in their hearts by way of their imaginations.

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  • Christmas At Mole Run

    $9.99

    Christmas at Mole Run is a 25-chapter Advent story of the small animal community at Mole Run. Joel the Mole’s father disappeared two years ago, and now Joel works feverishly to rebuild the family home, destroyed by a spring flood, before Christmas. With the help of his friends Othello the Owl and Pocket the Ground Squirrel and encouragement from the entire community, Joel prepares for the return of his mother and younger siblings. But a letter from relatives in the east causes all of Mole Run to become a hubbub of activity! And who is the mysterious stowaway on the train whose heart is set on Mole Run?

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  • Nativity And Me

    $12.00

    The Nativity and Me will take you into the journey of the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ and highlights the profound influence it has in shaping our purpose in life. In this book you will taste Fr Bishoy Kamel’s personal relationship with the incarnated Christ, and how this relationship can transform our everyday actions.

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  • Wonder Of The Greatest Gift

    $27.99

    Based on her bestseller Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, Ann Voskamp expands her presentation of the timeless Advent tradition of the Jesse Tree with this beautiful keepsake book that can be handed down and enjoyed for generations. Each December, families can celebrate the coming of Jesus by opening the book to see a stunning 13-inch, three-dimensional Jesse Tree pop up from the page. At its foot are 25 doors, one for each day of Advent, which hide meaningful, beautifully detailed ornaments-including the Christmas star-that are ready to be hung on the tree. Also inside is a simple devotional book with a reading for each ornament. Create precious holiday memories with The Wonder of the Greatest Gift pop-up book and recapture the sacredness of the Advent season as you celebrate the epic pageantry of the coming of the Messiah.

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  • 1 True Gift

    $12.99

    Christmas is meant to be full of joy and light; but all too often it is spoiled by grumbling and arguing.

    The 24 concise daily readings in this advent book share Paul’s answer to this problem from Philippians chapter 2 -and many many more: the big story of how and why Jesus came into the world. Each day includes ideas for reflection, prayer and application, designed to excite you about the gospel message in the run-up to Christmas Day.

    If we see ourselves as part of that big story, then we will all shine like stars…

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  • Look : A Childs Guide To Advent And Christmas

    $16.99

    Look! A Child’s Guide to Advent and Christmas presents Advent as special time for waiting and watching-paying attention-to the ways God comes to us.

    Told from the point of a view of a child, the story weaves together familiar Advent traditions like the Jesse tree and the Advent wreath, biblical stories and characters, and reflections on what these stories call us to do and be.

    This book reassures children of the presence of God in all times and places and invites them to become part of the holy work of making Christ present in the world.

    With this new title, author Laura Alary and Illustrator Ann Boyajian add to the Paraclete Press line of children’s titles that are gaining an extensive following in the Evangelical, Catholic and Liturgical markets.

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  • Unwrapping The Names Of Jesus

    $11.99

    Help for focusing on Christ during Christmas

    Most Christians agree that Christmas is all about Jesus, but most of us spend little time preparing our hearts to celebrate Him. Why is this? Quite simply, because no one taught us how.

    In Unwrapping the Names of Jesus, Asheritah Ciuciu leads readers through the four weeks of Advent (Hope, Preparation, Joy, and Love) by focusing each day’s reflection on one name of Jesus. Each week begins with an interactive family devotional followed by five daily reflections, as well as suggestions for fun-filled family activities or service projects to enhance a family’s Advent experience.

    Whether you use this devotional in your own personal worship time or as a tool to engage in family worship during the busy holiday season, you will gain a greater sense of awe and wonder at who Jesus is.

    By focusing on the person and character of Jesus throughout the Advent season, your heart will be prepared to rejoice. When you admire a live nativity, sit in a candlelight service, or wake up on Christian morning, you can join the faithful who have gone before us and sing from the bottom of your heart, “O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!”

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  • Advent For Everyone

    $18.00

    Advent for Everyone: A Journey with the Apostles provides readers with an inspirational guide through the Advent season, from the first Sunday in Advent through the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation and brief reflection, helping readers understand Advent in the wider context of God’s love.

    Wright’s engaging and accessible writing and imagery help us see Advent both in relation to the Bible’s message and in our own lives today. Each week discusses key themes for the season: thanksgiving, patience, humility, and joy. This book is suitable for both individual and group study and reflection.

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  • Mandalas Candles And Prayer

    $9.99

    Slow down, simplify, and add a burst of color to your Advent this year. The spiritual practice of coloring mandalas, lighting candles, and praying regularly can help us stay centered on God during this busy time of year. Based on the four candles of the Advent wreath, this coloring book for adults weaves together the popular practice of coloring with four simple methods of contemplative prayer. Each chapter includes a short vignette, an explanation of the weekly theme and prayer method, a simple candle lighting liturgy, 7 mandalas for each week of contemplative coloring, and a closing prayer of illumination. Let the candles light the way and calm your spirit. Color and pray. And you will experience the most meaningful gift of all-a peace that passes all understanding as you journey toward the manger.

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  • In Days To Come

    $12.99

    A rich observance of Advent and Christmas that extends into the New Year. Many people end their celebration of Christmas on December 25, but George Donigian reminds us that the celebration is just beginning. Donigian offers meditations that begin with Advent and continue through the 12th night of Christmas-January 6 or Epiphany. The meditations, like the surprises of an Advent calendar, touch on many different subjects. Some topics included are “An Editor,” “A Counting Song,” “Prudence,” and “Chrismons.” Instead of putting away the decorations on December 25, celebrate all the days to come!

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  • Pauses For Advent

    $9.99

    In this beautifully minimalist book, Trevor Hudson focuses on one biblical word of wonder each day of Advent. Pausing for a few moments to read Hudson’s meditations on the word for the day will guide readers to a deeper understanding of Advent. Hudson also briefly explores the lives and thoughts of 4 significant characters in the Christmas story, encouraging readers to immerse themselves in the dramatic story. His simple approach provides a doable daily practice and gently leads readers to discover how they can open their hearts and lives more generously to God.

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  • All Earth Is Waiting

    $9.99

    All Earth Is Waiting invites readers to explore the familiar Advent themes of hope, preparation, joy, and peace with the heavens and earth in mind. Through her powerful and personal reflections, author Katie Z. Dawson calls us to consider how all creation longs for the coming of Christ, taking seriously the notion that the good news of Christ is good news for all the world. Anticipating in Christ’s birth the reconciliation of the heavens and the earth, Dawson highlights the responsibility to care for this earth in preparation for Christ’s return. This collection of 28 Advent devotions is the perfect companion piece to the book and includes Scripture, reflections, and prayers for each day to help you prepare your heart during the season of Advent.

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  • Christmas Gifts That Wont Break Youth Study

    $10.99

    Go on an Advent journey with beloved teacher and storyteller James W. Moore, exploring the spirit of Christmas. As you light the candles of your Advent wreath, reflect on the unbreakable gifts that God has given us: hope, love, joy, and peace. And remember God’s greatest gift, who comes to us as a baby and leads us through all the days of our lives. This Youth Study Book takes the ideas presented in Christmas Gifts that Won’t Break and interprets them for young people grades 6-12.

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  • All Earth Is Waiting

    $13.99

    1. The Source Of Hope
    2. Clear The Way
    3. Discovering Joy
    4. The Peace Of The World
    5. The Reconciliation Of Heaven And Earth

    Additional Info
    All Earth Is Waiting invites readers to explore the familiar Advent themes of hope, preparation, joy, and peace with the heavens and earth in mind. Through her powerful and personal reflections, author Katie Z. Dawson calls us to consider how all creation longs for the coming of Christ, taking seriously the notion that the good news of Christ is good news for all the world. Anticipating in Christ’s birth the reconciliation of the heavens and the earth, Dawson highlights the responsibility to care for this earth in preparation for Christ’s return. This thematic Bible study is designed to be used by individuals and small groups during Advent. Each chapter offers questions for reflection and discussion, a brief prayer, and a focus for the week that will encourage readers to engage a specific act of creation care that will help them apply the week’s lesson. Also included are Advent candle lighting liturgies, a Call to Worship, a Prayer of Confession that can be used throughout Advent, and hymn suggestions for each chapter. These can be used for small group worship opportunities or in corporate worship.

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  • Turning To The Light

    $21.00

    Turning to the Light draws together a collection of profound and beautiful seasonal reflections from the beginning of Advent to the end of Epiphany, by one of the finest voices in Anglican spirituality. Michael Mayne was one of Anglicanisma(TM)s most compelling and attractive voices, a gifted preacher and writer whose works have remained popular. These unpublished writings come from a large archive and are offered as an inspirational resource for preaching at a time of the year when many preachers seek fresh ways of opening up familiar texts. They are also suitable for individual devotional reading. Rowan Williams provides a forward to the collection.

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  • Christmas Gifts That Wont Break Childrens Leader Guide

    $17.99

    Go on an Advent journey with beloved teacher and storyteller James W. Moore, exploring the spirit of Christmas. As you light the candles of your Advent wreath, reflect on the unbreakable gifts that God has given us: hope, love, joy, and peace. And remember God’s greatest gift, who comes to us as a baby and leads us through all the days of our lives. The Children’s Leader Guide contains session plans for younger and older children, including games, activities, craft ideas, and reproducible handouts.

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  • Christmas Gifts That Wont Break Leader Guide

    $12.99

    Go on an Advent journey with beloved teacher and storyteller James W. Moore, exploring the spirit of Christmas. As you light the candles of your Advent wreath, reflect on the unbreakable gifts that God has given us: hope, love, joy, and peace. And remember God’s greatest gift, who comes to us as a baby and leads us through all the days of our lives. The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the five-week study including session plans and discussion questions, prayers, and suggestions for group use.

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  • Christmas Gifts That Wont Break

    $17.99

    Go on an Advent journey with beloved teacher and storyteller James W. Moore, exploring the spirit of Christmas. As you light the candles of your Advent wreath, reflect on the unbreakable gifts that God has given us: hope, love, joy, and peace. And remember God’s greatest gift, who comes to us as a baby and leads us through all the days of our lives. This revised edition of the popular book includes stories, Scriptures, and thoughts to warm your heart throughout the season, as well as devotions by Jacob Armstrong and a new fifth chapter for Christmas Eve/Christmas Day. Also available are resources for a five-session study, including a Leader Guide, DVD, and resources for youth and children.

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  • Christmas Gifts That Wont Break

    $16.99

    Go on an Advent journey with beloved teacher and storyteller James W. Moore, exploring the spirit of Christmas. As you light the candles of your Advent wreath, reflect on the unbreakable gifts that God has given us: hope, love, joy, and peace. And remember God’s greatest gift, who comes to us as a baby and leads us through all the days of our lives. This revised edition of the popular book includes stories, Scriptures, and thoughts to warm your heart throughout the season, as well as devotions by Jacob Armstrong and a new fifth chapter for Christmas Eve/Christmas Day. Also available are resources for a five-session study, including a Leader Guide, DVD, and resources for youth and children.

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  • All Earth Is Waiting

    $13.99

    1. The Source Of Hope
    2. Clear The Way
    3. Discovering Joy
    4. The Peace Of The World
    5. The Reconciliation Of Heaven And Earth

    Additional Info
    All Earth Is Waiting invites readers to explore the familiar Advent themes of hope, preparation, joy, and peace with the heavens and earth in mind. Through her powerful and personal reflections, author Katie Z. Dawson calls us to consider how all creation longs for the coming of Christ, taking seriously the notion that the good news of Christ is good news for all the world. Anticipating in Christ’s birth the reconciliation of the heavens and the earth, Dawson highlights the responsibility to care for this earth in preparation for Christ’s return. This thematic Bible study is designed to be used by individuals and small groups during Advent. Each chapter offers questions for reflection and discussion, a brief prayer, and a focus for the week that will encourage readers to engage a specific act of creation care that will help them apply the week’s lesson. Also included are Advent candle lighting liturgies, a Call to Worship, a Prayer of Confession that can be used throughout Advent, and hymn suggestions for each chapter. These can be used for small group worship opportunities or in corporate worship.

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  • Barefoot Ways : Praying Through Advent Christmas And Epiphany

    $15.99

    Barefoot Ways offers the reader a poetic, prayerful meditation for every day of December and January. It connects with the spiritual themes of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany and takes the reader from the first days of a new Christian year to the feast of Candlemas on February 2nd. These three great Christian seasons are divided into thematic areas, each of which is given a brief introduction. . . The distance from Advent to Candlemas is considerable, and there are many ways across its fearful and fascinating terrain. I offer here some “barefoot’ ways – by which I mean ways that are both down to earth and yet full of spiritual aspiration and hope. . .

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  • Haphazard By Starlight

    $18.99

    Unlike Lent, Advent is celebrated when the year is becoming darker and colder, moving into the death and dormancy of winter. Before we can greet the coming of the light, we need to engage with some themes that are challenging and occasionally fearful. Like the magi who travelled a long distance to search out and adore the infant Jesus, and who took some wrong turnings on the way, we too have a journey to undertake.

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  • Coloring Advent : An Adult Coloring Book For The Journey To Bethlehem

    $12.99

    Following up to our bestselling Coloring Lent adult coloring book, Coloring Advent offers four weeks of original illustrations and scripture reflections to draw you deeper into the familiar Advent story. From the prophesies of the coming Messiah to the humble birth of Jesus and the arrival of the Wise Men, Coloring Advent offers a colorful and meditative journey through Advent like no other.

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  • Celebrating Abundance : Devotions For Advent

    $15.00

    To “prepare for Christmas” in our society is to be sucked into a vortex of indulgence, from decor to gifts to calorie-rich foods. Layer upon layer of tinsel, lights, chocolate drizzle, and wrapping paper create the illusion of abundance, disguising the feeling of emptiness in our souls. The arrival of the Messiah, by contrast, is true abundance disguised by the impression of scarcity. Training our eyes to see through the rough stable, the adolescent mother, and the anxious escape to Egypt, we can see in that poverty and powerlessness the wonder of God’s abundant life and grace coming down to dwell among us.

    This powerful devotional by best- selling author Walter Brueggemann includes daily reflections on the Scriptures and stories of Advent in order to invite us to see beyond the world’s faux extravagance and realize the true feast laid out before us. Twelve prayers are also included for the twelve days of Christmas.

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  • Minute Meditations For The Advent Season

    $2.39

    Small format devotional book for Advent and Christmas.
    Min. order is 6
    Matching bulletin U3355

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  • All Creation Waits

    $18.99

    Open a window each day of Advent onto the natural world. Here are twenty-five fresh images of the foundational truth that lies beneath and within the Christ story. In twenty-five portraits depicting how wild animals of the northern hemisphere ingeniously adapt when darkness and cold descend, we see and hear as if for the first time the ancient wisdom of Advent: The dark is not an end but the way a new beginning comes.

    Short, daily reflections that paint vivid, poetic images of familiar animals, paired with charming original wood-cuts, will engage both children and adults. Anyone who does not want to be caught, again, in the consumer hype of “the holiday season” but rather to be taken up into the eternal truth the natural world reveals will welcome this book.

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  • 1 True Story

    $12.99

    Everyone loves the Christmas story. But the story of the baby in the manger is the culmination of a thousand other stories. It is the focus of the story of the Bible and the story of human history. The book has 24 short meditative readings working through Bible stories from Genesis to Jesus. Each day ideas for reflection, prayer and application, designed to excite you about the Gospel message in the run up to Christmas Day. As you prepare for Christmas, get a fresh insight into the full script of the nativity, the story of our world, and the plotline for the rest of your life…

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  • Daily Guideposts 25 Devotions For Advent

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    Experience God’s great love in a new personal way with this Advent devotional drawn from America’s favorite devotional, Daily Guideposts.

    Advent is a time of preparation for Christ’s birth. This year, rekindle the hope of the Christmas season with Daily Guideposts: 25 Days of Advent. In just five minutes each day, you’ll enjoy a Scripture verse, a personal story, and a prayer to help you apply the day’s message. Travel with Rick Hamlin as he finds joy in the Advent season through small moments. Learn with Daniel Schantz how the little things we take for granted played important parts in the story of the world’s most extraordinary birth. Find out how Brock Kidd and his family celebrate the birth of Jesus. Learn how Patricia Lorenz increases her joy by giving the gift of herself. And join Mary Brown for a special journey as she ponders the seven “I am” sayings of Jesus.

    Join the community of over a million Daily Guideposts readers on this remarkable and deeply personal spiritual journey.

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  • Prepare The Way

    $12.99

    Throughout Advent we read and sing the words Prepare the Way as we make room to welcome the Christ child into our lives once again. We prepare our city streets and buildings. We prepare our homes and workspaces. But sometimes Advent can slip away from us before we can prepare our hearts.

    In this 4-week study and prayer book, Pamela Hawkins invites us to prepare our hearts through guided prayer, readings from Isaiah and Matthew, as well as brief reflections on four scriptural themes: Peace, Justice, Fearlessness, and Faithfulness.

    Prepare the Way includes these spiritual practices:

    Prayers of invocation, intercession, and benediction
    Reflection through spiritual reading
    Silence
    Meditation on scripture
    Call to Christian witness and service

    4 weeks * Includes Leader’s Guide

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  • From Heaven : A 28 Day Advent Devotional

    $11.99

    Long lay the world in sin and error pining
    Till he appeared, and the soul felt its worth

    Does your soul feel its worth?

    This season, take an opportunity to travel deeper into the meaning of the Incarnation. A. W. Tozer, a man known for his steady, fixed gaze upon the beauty of Christ, will lead you into a greater appreciation of the Light that dawned among our darkness.

    A 40-day reading experience, From Heaven features daily two-page reflections on Advent. Chapter titles include:
    *Christmas Reformation Long Overdue
    *The Meaning of Christmas
    *The Logic of the Incarnation
    *Divine Love Incarnate
    *God Manifest in the Flesh
    *What the Advent Established
    *A Glance Back and a Look Forward
    *Our Resources for the Years to Come

    There are grand implications for the truth of Emmanuel, “God with us.” This season, set your heart upon the birth that shook the heavens and put earth back on its feet.

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  • Underdogs And Outsiders

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    The Bible is full of surprises. At every turn, from the beginning of the Old Testament right through the end of the New, we find God working in unexpected, even strange ways to bring about God’s purposes. During Advent, remembering this strange history of God working in our world helps us look forward to the birth of God’s Son, Jesus. As if to remind us of this, the Gospel of Matthew presents a genealogy of Jesus before telling the story of his birth, including subtle references to the times God worked through unlikely people. Matthew names five women in the family tree of Jesus: Tamar, a forgotten daughter-in-law and widow; Rahab, a prostitute; Ruth, a foreigner; the wife of Uriah, an adulteress; and of course Mary, a young virgin. This Advent study explores the stories of each of these five women, showing how they all played a pivotal role in God’s purposes. By learning about these underdogs and outsiders, readers will uncover new dimensions of the story of God’s people and how that story comes into focus in the hope for the Messiah. Through the Old Testament stories the Gospel draws upon, Matthew reminds us to look for God in unexpected places during this Advent season. This thematic Bible study is designed to be used by individuals and small groups during Advent. The font size in this large print version is 14-point for easier reading. In addition to the main content, each chapter offers questions for reflection and discussion, a brief prayer, and a focus for the week. The weekly focus emerges from the chapter content and encourages the readers to engage a spiritual practice or do something specific that will help them grow in faith.

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  • Underdogs And Outsiders

    $14.99

    The Bible is full of surprises. At every turn, from the beginning of the Old Testament right through the end of the New, we find God working in unexpected, even strange ways to bring about God’s purposes. During Advent, remembering this strange history of God working in our world helps us look forward to the birth of God’s Son, Jesus. As if to remind us of this, the Gospel of Matthew presents a genealogy of Jesus before telling the story of his birth, including subtle references to the times God worked through unlikely people. Matthew names five women in the family tree of Jesus: Tamar, a forgotten daughter-in-law and widow; Rahab, a prostitute; Ruth, a foreigner; the wife of Uriah, an adulteress; and of course Mary, a young virgin. This Advent study explores the stories of each of these five women, showing how they all played a pivotal role in God’s purposes. By learning about these underdogs and outsiders, readers will uncover new dimensions of the story of God’s people and how that story comes into focus in the hope for the Messiah. Through the Old Testament stories the Gospel draws upon, Matthew reminds us to look for God in unexpected places during this Advent season. This thematic Bible study is designed to be used by individuals and small groups during Advent. In addition to the main content, each chapter offers questions for reflection and discussion, a brief prayer, and a focus for the week. The weekly focus emerges from the chapter content and encourages the readers to engage a spiritual practice or do something specific that will help them grow in faith.

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  • Down To Earth Devotions For The Season

    $9.99

    Nothing in all the vast, created universe could prepare us for God coming down as a helpless infant, or for Jesus the son of God intentionally positioning himself as a mere servant, identifying with the lowest of lows. It’s enough to confound the mind, to make the heart contrite. This Advent, God’s great surprise changes everything. Four weeks of devotions for use during Advent and leading up to Christmas, based on the down-to-earth, missional messages of the book and videos. Each devotion includes Scripture, story, and prayer.

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  • Songs For The Waiting

    $17.00

    Despite the presence of many beautiful Advent songs in many of our hymnals, most of us would prefer to skip right to singing our favorite Christmas carols. But in our rush to get to the joy of Christmas, we forget what Advent is all about–watching and waiting for the coming of a promised king.

    It is not about shopping, partying, gift wrapping, and vacationing. It is about resting, trusting, praying, and seeking. Through the words of moving Advent hymns and the powerful words of Scripture, Songs for the Waiting will help readers reclaim a sense of the beautiful anticipation and preparation that is central to Advent.

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  • Season Of Little Sacraments

    $14.95

    The lament swells every December, as perennial as the jingle of Salvation Army bells: we’ve lost the “reason for the season” in the secular trappings of Christmas preparation. For those aspiring to a reverent Advent but caught up in twenty-first-century to-do lists, A Season of Little Sacraments offers a fresh perspective on the secular-sacred December divide.

    Susan Swetnam invites readers along on an ordinary woman’s day-by-day walk through Advent, demonstrating that the very “distractions” accused of taking Christ out of Christmas can become “little sacraments”-occasions for grace to break through and faith to deepen-if approached with mindful reflection. For readers who want to experience a truly sacred Advent without fleeing completely from contemporary society, A Season of Little Sacraments will be a welcome source of nourishment and delight.

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  • Names For The Messiah

    $15.00

    In Isaiah 9:6, a divine utterance is given to us using four royal titles–Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Names for the Messiah ponders each title and how the people understood it then, how Jesus did or did not fulfill the title, and how Christians interpret Jesus as representative of that title.

    Christians have claimed from the beginning that Jesus was the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament. In this study, best-selling author Walter Brueggemann tackles the questions: “What were these expectations?” and “Did Jesus fulfill them?”

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  • Advent Of The Savior

    $6.95

    Advent is the season in which we reread and relive the experience of ancient Israel as it longed for the coming of the Messiah. It is also a time to reflect on the infancy narratives of Jesus which have enriched the lives of believers through the centuries. As an extension of Israel’s longing for the Messiah, the infancy accounts serve as overtures to the writings of the evangelists, and stand as bridges connecting the Old and New Testaments. Advent of the Savior focuses on this connection of past to present so that we may deepen our longing for the Messiah’s coming again and ask God in our own day to be Emmanuel, “God with us.”

    The infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke express the basic truths about the divine and human mystery of Jesus Christ. Advent of the Savior reminds us that it is through these truths that we are called to move from longing for our Savior to hope in his coming again.

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  • Sent Youth Study Book

    $9.99

    “As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them . . . .” -John 17:18 God sent Christ at Christmas. In turn, Christ sends us into the world to be his hands and feet, head and heart. Dynamic pastor Jorge Acevedo leads us on a 5-week Advent journey to discover how, where, and why we are sent. Joining him on the journey are four young clergy including Jacob Armstrong, Rachel Billups, Justin LaRosa, Lanecia Rouse, who challenge us through story, art, and Bible study. The Youth Study Book contains everything needed to conduct a five-week Advent study geared to youth, including current examples that have meaning to young people ages 13-18. Can be used with the adult-level DVD.

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