I’ll be honest, I’ve never participated in advent. However, I just read a devotional about advent and I am sold. It is a time to celebrate the arrival of our Lord Jesus Christ. I can’t believe I have been missing out on this special time!
In the complimentary copy of the book below, I read four weeks of devotionals. Each week was centered around a theme: hope, preparation, joy, and love. I didn’t do the activities my first time through, but I plan on doing them once advent starts on December 2nd.
The devotional is a great resource to have as it encourages prayer and the reading of God’s word as you celebrate Jesus Christ. I even learned what the advent calendar is all about. The most important, yet often neglected part, are the discussion questions and application. I really want to be more intentional about doing this part, especially with this advent devotional. Don’t forget song and praise, which you will find as you start each week of the advent devotional.
Each day is only 2-3 pages long, so you don’t have to worry about taking a vacation from work to participate. Not only is the book small, the cover is absolutely beautiful.
Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
Unwrapping the Names of Jesus
About the Book
How to focus on Christ during Advent Most Christians agree that Christmas is all about Jesus, yet most of us spend little time preparing our hearts to celebrate Him. Why is this? In part because we don't know how. In Unwrapping the Names of Jesus, Asheritah Ciuciu leads readers through the four weeks of Advent (Hope, Preparation, Joy, and Love). Each week: Begins with an interactive family devotional Offers five daily reflections on that week's name of Jesus Includes suggestions for fun-filled family activities or service projects By focusing on the person and character of Jesus throughout the Advent season, readers will prepare their hearts so that when they admire the live nativity, sit in the candlelight service, or wake up on Christian morning, they can join the faithful who sing from the bottom of their hearts, "O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!"
About the Author
Asheritah Ciuciu is a writer, speaker, and founder of One Thing Alone Ministries–an online community of women who find joy in Jesus through creative spiritual disciplines. She's also the author of Full: Food, Jesus, and the Battle for Satisfaction (Moody, January 2017). Asheritah, who grew up in Romania, her husband, and two young daughters live in Ohio.