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Marys Voice : Advent Reflections To Contemplate The Coming Of Christ$24.00Add to cart
Find guidance through the advent season with the mother of Jesus and central figure in the story of Christmas, Mary.
At Christmastime we remember that an ordinary, young, poor, oppressed woman was chosen to play a significant and breakthrough role in the redemption of the world. It is no mistake that a woman gets to be a part of all this, and that her voice, her questions, her fears, and her actions matter.
Mary’s faith and her wisdom form an astonishing aspect of the story of how God became a person for the love of this world. And in our weary world that is waiting and longing for light, meaning, peace, and love, we can do as Mary did when she “treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”
Waiting Here For You Bible Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Guide$21.99Add to cart
The story of Christmas is one of waiting. It is a story of how the people of Israel waited years and years for the promised Messiah to arrive. But the story of Christmas is also one that reveals how God works during seasons of waiting-times in which he is developing us to carry out his plans in our lives.
In Waiting Here for You, bestselling author and pastor Louie Giglio leads you through the season of Advent and show how your waiting is never wasted when you are waiting on God. You’ll study (video sessions and run times):
*God Is Working While You Wait (16:30)
*God Will Use Your Waiting (17:30)
*Waiting on God and with God (17:00)
*God Is Waiting for You (17:00)
This study guide with streaming video has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including the study guide itself, plus an individual access code to stream all video sessions online.
Gifts Of Christmas$19.99Add to cart
When you think of Christmas, what do you see? Glittering lights, decked-out trees, brightly wrapped gifts, a tightly packed schedule? Look closer. What do you hear? Ringing bells, familiar carols, Mariah Carey on an endless loop at the grocery store? Listen harder. In a season that is busy and bustling, there is a deeper, softer, quieter truth that we too often miss in the mayhem.
God in our midst. God with us. The greatest gift. The only reason for the season. And the source of all our joy.
If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed and exhausted by what Christmas has become, this beautiful Advent devotional will refresh your faith, reactivate your wonder, and restore your joy. With stories of simple Christmases past, inspiration from Scripture, and pearls of wisdom from beloved author Sheila Walsh, The Gifts of Christmas offers you grace, peace, hope, and a sense of expectation for what truly can be the most wonderful time of the year.
Wonder Of Christmas$15.99Add to cart
While many of us prepare for Christmas by decorating our houses and buying gifts, don’t forget to prepare your heart as well. This 25-day Advent devotional unpacks a different Bible word every day and traces the themes of the Christmas story all the way back to the Old Testament. Each reading also features a beloved or lesser-known carol. Get your heart ready for the holidays and look to Jesus for your hope and joy this season.
All Creation Waits Childrens Edition$20.99Add to cart
From bestselling author Gayle Boss, a stunningly illustrated picture book edition of her beloved Advent book, All Creation Waits. Now young readers too will be caught up in the wonder of 24 woodland animals adapting to the season of dark and cold.
Each day of Advent a different animal shows children its own amazing way to meet the dark and cold. Wood Frog freezes into a frog-shaped cube of ice! For six months Painted Turtle doesn’t breathe! Woodchuck can’t be wakened, even if shaken! With each creature, children hear the refrain: The dark is not an end. It’s a door. It’s the way a new beginning comes.
Here is the ancient truth of Advent enacted in the lives of 24 common woodland animals and culminating in the birth of the Human One who perfectly lived that truth.
Children open the book’s double-page spreads as they would the doors on an Advent calendar–one, and only one, each day. “Animal wonderment” reflection questions at the back of the book help children stay with just one animal, one page spread, each day. In an often chaotic “holiday season,” children learn to slow down and wait with all creation.
Written in lilting poetic lines, children ages 5 to 10 will delight in the sounds of the words as well as the vivid descriptions of animals’ winter lives. They’ll learn the elegant intricacies of creatures as small as honeybees, as large as black bears.
Original watercolor paintings by award-winning artist Sharon Spitz convey the radiance of each creature.
With this beautiful picture book, adults and families who have loved the original edition of All Creation Waits can now welcome younger children into the practice of reflective waiting-with-creation through Advent. Perfect for grounding young ones in the wonder of wild things.
Advent Of Glory$14.99Add to cart
These straightforward, short and profound Advent readings have been edited from talks given by much-loved Bible teacher, R.C. Sproul, helping readers to benefit from his enduring insight and wisdom. They delve into the details of the Christmas story and reflect on how these impact our lives now, combining scholarly detail with heartwarming application.
Each day also includes a prayer written by a well-known Bible teacher of our own day, to guide your own reflections.
As R.C. Sproul observes, the narrative of the birth of Jesus is so familiar to many of us that “the words just slip over us So, take the time to slow down and dwell on the words of the Christmas story so that you arrive at Christmas Day full of awe and wonder at the birth of Jesus.
Radiant Birth : Advent Readings For A Bright Season$22.00Add to cart
The first Christmas sermon preserved in church history was preached by St. John Chrysostom in AD 386, in which he declared, “Behold a new and wonderful mystery!” In this volume, the Christian literary writers of the Chrysostom Society reflect on Advent and Christmastide as a bright and meaningful season of anticipation and glory. Through forty-two readings from the first Sunday of Advent through Epiphany, contributors prepare us in watchful waiting for the coming of Jesus. We enter slowly so that the familiar can astonish us and become wondrous once again.
Jesus is born in Bethlehem. But not only there. He is also born in us, that we might bear his presence and impart his goodness to the world.
Awaiting The Manger$17.99Add to cart
Discover Jesus in the Old Testament
Celebrate the hope of Christmas as you witness how God has written the promise of Immanuel, “God with us,” into human history! Awaiting the Manger journeys with you through the Advent season, illuminating how God used the lives of ordinary people to foreshadow Christ’s coming during the centuries and even millennia before his birth.
Through daily readings, you’ll dive into Old Testament stories brought to life with vibrant cultural and historical insights. You’ll explore each account first through the perspective of those who lived it, and then by uncovering how it fits into the sweeping arc of our redemption. Each reading is followed by a devotional prompt, including a:
*reflection question to encourage journaling or discussion
*prayer to spark heartfelt conversation with God
*Scripture passage for further study
*Christmas hymn to inspire individual or family worship
Awaiting the Manger will enrich your experience of Advent and your understanding of the Old Testament as you rejoice in the tenderness and compassion God has shown his people from the very beginning.
Good News Of Great Joy Coloring Book$9.99Add to cart
Color your way through the Advent season with the Good News of Great Joy Advent Coloring Book. Find inner peace and true joy this Christmas as you count down the days of the festive season colorfully and creatively.
The black covers of the advent coloring book are decorated with leafy purple berry branches that swirl in the background. UV-varnished white Christmas-themed leaves, berries, and snowflakes surround the gold-foiled title and subtitle.
Good News of Great Joy
Count down the days to Christmas with 24 festive illustrations to color.
The coloring book pages are perforated to make them easy to remove. The fun starts at the very first page -a presentation page that can be colored and personalized. The coloring book further contains 24 full-page Christmas-themed line-drawn illustrations to color. Each illustration is paired with a Christmas-themed Scripture verse to color as you meditate on its meaning. Additionally, 6 pages feature a variety of cards and gift tags you can color, cut out, and share.
Prepare your heart and mind for the real meaning of Christmas when you color the illustrations in the Good News of Great Joy Advent Coloring Book. Think ahead and give the Good News of Great Joy Advent Coloring Book as a Thanksgiving gift to prepare the members of your family or friend group for the Advent season.
Heaven And Nature Sing$22.99Add to cart
“Joy to the world–the Lord has come!”
We sing these words every year, but what does it mean that the Creator came to his creation as a baby? How exactly does the “earth receive her King?” What does it sound like when rocks, hills, floods, and plains echo his praise? And what would it mean for you to join in the chorus?
Heaven and Nature Sing invites you into a fresh reading of the Christmas story–one where earthy, overlooked things like snowflakes, trees, serpents, bodies, and swaddling bands reveal the glory of the Promised Son. Journeying from the first pages of Scripture to the last, you’ll experience the goodness of our Creator King and learn how the whole earth sings his praise.
So this Advent season, join Hannah Anderson as she guides you through 25 meditations on the natural elements of the Christmas story. Accompanied by Nathan Anderson’s distinctive artwork, the entries gradually move you from hope to faith to joy to peace. Find your soul renewed and your heart restored, and discover once again why heaven and nature sing.
All Creation Waits Gift Edition$24.00Add to cart
A special gift edition of the bestselling book for Advent that reveals the wisdom and wonder of animals in the natural world
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 capture in vivid detail the intricate and astonishing ways that familiar animals, from the honeybee to the porcupine, prepare for winter. Each day’s reading is paired with a charming original woodcut illustration. Anyone who feels tired of the consumer hype of “the holiday season” will be refreshed and awakened to the eternal truth the natural world reveals.
This special gift edition:
*Includes a new introduction, with suggestions for how the book can be used during Advent
*Features inspirational thoughts from men and women through the ages – scientists, poets, and philosophers – who have found God through the beauty of creation
*Includes an Afterword, bringing readers up to date on what has happened since All Creation
*Waits was first published
*Invites quiet reflection during an often-chaotic holiday season
*Prompts meaningful conversations between children and adults, church groups, book clubs, creation care classes, and much more
Written with quiet passion and backed by extensive research, All Creation Waits has captured the minds and hearts of thousands of readers of all ages, from children to adults. Gayle Boss invites us to realize that God can be known in all creatures, and that paying attention to these creatures makes us more fully human, more fully ourselves.
“The practice of Advent has always been about helping us to grasp the mystery of a new beginning out of what looks like death. Other-than-human creatures–sprung, like us, from the Source of Life–manifest this mystery without question or doubt. The more I’m with animals and the more I learn about them, the more I know they can be more than our companions on this planet. They can be our guides. They can be to us ‘a book about God…a word of God, ‘ the God who comes, even in the darkest season, to bring us a new beginning.” –from All Creation Waits
God Of Amazing Gifts$14.99Add to cart
As you wrap, give and receive gifts over Advent and Christmas, use this devotional to focus your whole family on the reason behind it all-the generous and gracious character of God and the goodness of his greatest gift, Jesus.
These 25 devotions use Scripture to explore the other amazing gifts we receive through faith in Jesus and how we can be generous too.
This step-by-step guide is perfect for families who want to dig deeper into the Bible this Advent. It includes study and application questions for children and teens at various ages and stages of faith, simple prayers and extra creative ideas
Gifts Of Grace$16.99Add to cart
Just as with opening the doors of an Advent calendar day by day, this Advent devotional will build your anticipation for Christmas so that you can fully absorb and enjoy its central gift-Jesus Christ.
Reflecting on a few short verses each day, this devotional examines the wonderful gifts of grace that we receive through the coming of Christ and belief in his gospel. Author Jared C. Wilson says in his introduction:
“My prayer for you is that examining the diamond of the gospel facet by facet for the next 24 days will find you on Day 25 more awestruck and joy-filled about the glory of Christ our Lord. It is only by beholding Christ’s glory, in fact, that we can be made like him (2 Corinthians 3:18).”
King Of Christmas$17.99Add to cart
The star of the King of Christmas–where will we find him? Inspired by the story of the magi and Mary’s Magnificat, The King of Christmas invites children and families to share the joy of searching for Jesus during Advent.
Join FatCat and the wise men as they follow the light of the Christmas star, journeying over sea and field, through market and temple, to find the King of Christmas. In each place they look, a new friend joins their search. The journey doesn’t end at the manger. Once the magi and their lively cast of friends and friendly beasts find Jesus at the nativity scene, they ask where else he can be found. On the cross? In the tomb?
And where do we find the King of Christmas today? In his word, where he promises to be found. Wherever his name and word are, you will find him too. Merry Christmas to all God’s children!
God Who Is With Us$19.99Add to cart
The God Who Is with Us takes readers through a twenty-five day Advent journey. Daily reflections on gospel truths drawn from Scripture will stir the imagination of the season while also reminding readers that God never abandons his people, but is present with them even in their most difficult seasons. Complete with beautiful, unique, thought-provoking illustrations and space for daily journaling and reflection, The God Who Is with Us provides readers with a meaningful keepsake to prepare them for the challenges of the New Year in light of the beauty of Advent.
This beautiful, contemplative book will be a staple for many individuals and families around Christmastime for years to come!
Emmanuel : An Invitation To Prepare Him Room At Christmas And Always – A 25$29.99Add to cart
Let Your Christmas Hope Last All Year Long
If there’s one name for Jesus that captures the whole heart of God, it is Emmanuel-God with us. No other name similarly expresses the fullness of God’s eternal desire for His image-bearers. He’s always wanted us to be with Him.
From the bestselling author and artist behind GraceLaced and Beholding and Becoming comes this gorgeously illustrated Advent exploration of what it means to intimately experience God’s presence in our daily lives. Ruth Chou Simons welcomes you and your family to partake in a season of surrender as you discover the true miracle behind Christmas: that while we journey to grow in our relationships with Jesus, He has already come so He can be with us forever.
Christmas Day is not the end of our celebrations, but the beginning! Emmanuel is an invitation to rejoice in the everlasting fellowship and hope God extended to us on the day of His Son’s birth, guiding us to realize that having God with us all year long is Christmas’s most incredible gift.
1 Great Love$21.99Add to cart
Anticipate, wonder, and rejoice during the sacred days of Advent and Christmas with this elegant keepsake volume of stories, poems, prayers, and art from beloved writers and artists through the centuries.
This beautifully designed gift book weaves together some of the most cherished literature, scriptures, poems, and songs celebrating the sacred season of Advent and Christmas. From the ancient words of the prophet Isaiah to the timeless writings of Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Henry Van Dyke, Charles Dickens, O. Henry, G.K. Chesterton, and Gerard Manley Hopkins, to contemporary voices such as Eugene Peterson, Luci Shaw, Gayle Boss, and Nikki Grimes, The Advent and Christmas Treasury provides a diverse and delightful assortment of readings to inspire reflection and bring us back to the real meaning of Christmas.
Perfect for reading aloud as a family, giving to a neighbor, friend, or fellow literature-lover, or simply reading on your own with coffee in hand, this book is an invitation to a slower, more meaningful approach to the season of hope.
Brightest And Best$12.99Add to cart
This 31-day Advent devotional built around the words of well-loved carols will bring comfort and hope in the darkest time of the year.
In a world of poverty, prejudice, and sickness it can be hard to sing tis the season to be jolly and mean it. We are in a world laden with darkness and grief, and yet by the end of November, so much around us seems to be yelling: HAVE A HAPPY CHRISTMAS. Is this what advent is then? A building pressure to put reality on hold for a while, and to just Have a Good Time?
Brightest and Best is a collection of Advent devotions that point to the comfort that God has promised: the coming of Jesus. Philippa Wilson communicates joyful, uplifting, and glorious Christmas truths in fresh ways. The purpose of each devotion is to stir up hope and faith, and praise for Jesus, as well as to encourage readers to think biblically and deeply about the carols we sing each year.
Each devotion includes:
*a passage of Scripture to ponder
*a short, encouraging reading
*the lyrics of a popular Christmas carol
Part One is focused on Christmas, and all that it means that Jesus has come.
Part Two covers the days leading up to the new year; readings to cover that tricky post-Christmas period to give you courage for whatever lies ahead.
My First Advent Storybook$8.99Add to cart
In My First Advent Storybook, little ones hear about the promise God made from the days of Abraham all the way to the arrival of baby Jesus. Thoughtful, rhythmic text highlights special themes of Advent and invites children to be part of the story with fun, interactive prompts.
This simple, sturdy book is ideal for:
*Children ages 0-3
*Parents, grandparents, and children’s ministry leaders
*Baby showers, adoption parties, birthdays, Christmas, and Advent
Parents who want to introduce their children to the big story of the Bible will love the biblical truths in My First Advent Storybook and its sweet Christmas season companion, Count My Way to Jesus.
Dawn Of Redeeming Grace$14.99Add to cart
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.
Prepare Him Room$14.97Add to cart
Christmas is a time of joy and celebration around the world. Though most Christians start out excited about the season, many find themselves sacrificing a sacred pace for the rat race, leaving them feeling more stressed than blessed. When we find ourselves counting the days until the holidays are over, we know it’s time for a holiday reset. In the hurriedness of December, it’s all too easy to forget about the sacredness of the season.
What if you approached this Advent season with an open heart, with room for God? What if you decided to be expectant that God might move in your midst? What if you made room for the true joy found in the coming of our King? Prepare Him Room invites you to give God sacred space in your holiday season, time to ponder the miracle of Christ within you, and to respond to his astonishing work in your own life.
As you begin your Christmas preparations this year, journey with bestselling author Susie Larson through Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth, life, death, and ultimate resurrection. Create some space each day, respond to God’s invitation to be still and to let Jesus radically transform you this sacred season. Let earth receive her King!
Searching For Christmas$5.99Add to cart
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.
25 Days Of The Christmas Story$12.99Add to cart
This December, spend a few moments of each day leading up to Christmas helping your family focus on the true joys and meaning of Advent with 25 Days of the Christmas Story: An Advent Family Experience. This is a devotional perfect for families of all shapes, sizes, and schedules. Each of the 25 days highlights a different person, place, or object from the Christmas story-from the prophet Isaiah to Baby Jesus, from the Christmas star to the gift of frankincense. All devotions include an easy-to-read story, character trait, activity, and more-each designed to reinforce the main theme of the day.
Your family can choose simply to read each day’s story or to go deeper and engage with each day’s features. Either way, parents and children are sure to learn and celebrate the season of Advent together while having fun in the process!
A true heirloom in the making, the book includes pages in the back where parents and kids can record memories of each day’s activities and write journal entries to look back on year after year, Christmas after Christmas.
Better Than Anything Christmas$9.99Add to cart
Advent devotional helping your family get more excited about Jesus at Christmas than anything else.
A Better Than Anything Christmas is the second Advent devotional for families from Barbara Reaoch, author of the best-selling A Jesus Christmas.
These daily devotions in the Gospels give a thorough investigation of why Jesus came. In the lead-up to Christmas, families will explore 25 reasons why Jesus came, and they will see that what Jesus gives us is better than anything else we could wish for.
Each day there is a passage to read together, questions to think about, an explanation and a prayer. There are also age-appropriate application questions, some for younger children and some for older children, as well as journalling space so that each family member can write or draw their own response to what God has shown them.
So get each family member a copy of A Better Than Anything Christmas and a Bible, and find ten minutes a day in December to look at God’s word together so that kids get more excited about Jesus than anything else that Christmas offers.
Christmas We Didnt Expect$14.99Add to cart
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.
Light Has Dawned$28.99Add to cart
Reflections on the wonder of Christmas by Christianity’s most beloved writers.
A Light Has Dawned recovers the best Advent and Christmas articles from half a century of Christianity Today. Guiding the reader through Advent, Christmas, and the climax of Epiphany and including contributions by Billy Graham, Tim Keller, Elisabeth Elliot, Ruth Bell Graham, Eugene Peterson, and more. A Light Has Dawned will inspire readers with the wonder of Advent and Christmas.
Repeat The Sounding Joy$14.99Add to cart
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.
Christmas Promise Advent Calendar$9.99Add to cart
This attractive lift-the-flap Advent Calendar for children 5-11 years old matches the illustrations in The Christmas Promise storybook. It comes with a booklet containing 25 devotions for December to help families explore the Bible together in the run up to Christmas.
Each window in the Advent Calendar opens to reveal a rich, full-color illustration of the events of the first Christmas.
Glory Has Come$15.99Add to cart
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!
Advent Storybook : 25 Bible Stories Showing Why Jesus Came$18.99Add to cart
Add The Advent Storybook to your family holiday traditions and enjoy the rich images and thoughtful retellings of ancient stories that feature God’s recurring, faithful promise to rescue us. A simple question at the end of each story helps readers engage in understanding the bigger story God wants us all to know-the good news of Jesus coming to save us. Parents and children alike will delight in the biblical messages of joy, hope, and peace every day as they look forward to celebrating Jesus’ birth.
Jesus Christmas : Explore Gods Amazing Plan For Christmas$9.99Add to cart
Before You Begin
Some Useful Bible Words
Dec 1st: God’s Plan For Christmas
Dec 2nd: Like The Stars In The Sky
Dec 3rd: A Promised Child
Dec 4th: A Stairway To God
Dec 5th: The Only Truly Good Person
Dec 6th: The Passover Lamb
Dec 7th: Life-Giving Bread
Dec 8th: God’s True Tent
Dec 9th: Ruth’s Son’s, Son’s, Son’s, Son
Dec 10th: The Forever King
Dec 11th: The King Who Understands Us
Dec 12th: Born To Die
Dec 13th: God With Us
Dec 14th: Mary’s Child
Dec 15th: True Happiness
Dec 16th: We Live For Jesus
Dec 17th: Preparing The Path
Dec 18th: The Real Jesus
Dec 19th: The Angel’s Message For All
Dec 20th: The Best Words Ever
Dec 21st: Simeon Sees His Savior
Dec 22nd: God Hears Us
Dec 23rd: The Truth About Jesus
Dec 24th: Jesus Came To Win
Dec 25th: A Jesus Christmas
Extra Family Journaling Space
Get your family excited with this advent devotional offering a fresh way to prepare for Christmas.
Right from the beginning, the serpent lied to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden – and he has been lying ever since. But right from the beginning, God told us his amazing plan to send Jesus.
Each day’s devotional looks at one of the serpent’s lies, and then shows how the glorious truth of Christmas beats it every time!
God prepared the world for Jesus and he will prepare your heart to celebrate this Christmas in a new and lasting way.
Advent Of Christmas$16.95Add to cart
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.
Wonder Of The Greatest Gift$34.99Add to cart
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.
Unwrapping The Names Of Jesus$12.99Add to cart
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!”
1 True Gift$12.99Add to cart
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…
Look : A Childs Guide To Advent And Christmas$16.99Add to cart
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.
1 True Story$12.99Add to cart
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…
Anticipating His Arrival$12.99Add to cart
Family devotions can be hard to schedule and plan–and doing so in a meaningful way can be especially difficult during the days and weeks leading up to Christmas. As you guide your family through this season, Anticipating His Arrival helps you and your family remember his first advent on Christmas and prepare for his second coming, celebrating and anticipating both events.
Each day’s Scripture reading includes discussion questions with accompanying responses to make it easy for you to engage the themes of preparation, anticipation, joy, and incarnation throughout the season of Advent. The reading schedule–which begins the first Sunday of Advent and ends on Christmas Day–has been adapted from the Revised Common Lectionary and includes devotions for all three years in the liturgical cycle, with every year drawing on the Synoptic Gospels.
Adventures In Odyssey Advent Activity Calendar$12.99Add to cart
Take the time this Christmas season to connect with your kids in a meaningful way while enjoying a very special Advent in Odyssey! Prepare for Christmas with 25 Adventures in Odyssey activities, devotions, and prayers. Cut out and decorate the paper craft Odyssey town and even make your own Whit and Eugene characters! This Christmas, start a new family tradition and have fun with your friends from Adventures in Odyssey.
Unwrapping The Greatest Gift$24.99Add to cart
Based on the overwhelming success of The Greatest Gift, Ann Voskamp has expanded her presentation of the timeless Advent tradition of the Jesse Tree so families can celebrate together. Each day, families can read the provided Scripture passage (in connection with the original book), engage with a specially written devotion to help children of all ages understand the Advent theme for the day, and participate in suggested activities to apply the theme.
This special edition is beautifully illustrated. It can serve as a precious guide to help recapture the sacredness of the Advent season and to help the entire family understand and celebrate the epic pageantry of humankind from Adam to the Messiah.
God Came Near Church Edition 10 Pack (DVD)$49.95Add to cart
In the midst of the darkness and cold of the winter season, we celebrate the brightest holiday of all, Christmas, the birth of Jesus. Max Lucado presents heartening and devotional insights into a unique Advent experience. Filmed in the beautiful Blockley Church in England, the accomplished pastor and author weaves the biblical account of the first Christmas with common issues we face in our modern lives. Each episode brings you back in time with movie segments of biblical events as Lucado narrates relevant Scripture.
Each disc contains 6 sessions (Great Expectations, 4 weeks of Advent -Hope/Love/Joy/Peace, plus Christmas) and each session is 28 minutes long. A 32 page Discussion Guide in PDF format is on each disc as well. This church pack is a set of 10 discs – great for distribution to all church families and small groups!
Women Of Christmas$14.99Add to cart
This giftable and appealing Advent-oriented book explores the stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna from the book of Luke, unpacking each verse to introduce readers anew to the women who played key roles related to the birth of Jesus.
When it comes to Christmas, the stories of shepherds, wise men, and other male figures often dominate our thinking. But right from the start, women played vital roles in God’s beautiful plan to redeem His world through Jesus. In this Christ-centered, Christmas-themed Bible study-perfect for holiday gift giving, for personal use, and for group studies-best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs helps modern women connect personally to powerful truths revealed in the lives of Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist; Mary, the mother of Jesus; and Anna, the faithful prophetess.
Greatest Gift : Unwrapping The Full Love Story Of Christmas$19.99Add to cart
Thousands of readers have already fallen in love with Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts, and this Christmas, Ann will help readers celebrate the lineage and the majesty of God’s greatest gift-Jesus Christ. In what is sure to become an instant holiday classic, Voskamp reaches back into the pages of the Old Testament to explore the lineage of Jesus via the advent tradition of “The Jesse Tree.”
Beginning with Jesse, the father of David, The Greatest Gift retraces the epic pageantry of mankind, from Adam to the Messiah, with each day’s reading pointing to the coming promise of Christ.
Sure to become a holiday staple in every Christian home, The Greatest Gift is the perfect gift for the holidays and a timeless reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.
Tabithas Travels : A Family Story For Advent$18.99Add to cart
Following in the footsteps of the immensely popular Jotham’s Journey and Bartholomew’s Passage, this captivating story will take families through Advent to Christmas as they share in Tabitha’s adventures.
Curious, competent, and courageous Tabitha is the daughter of a shepherd who is taking his family on caravan to his birthplace. Along the way, she meets and becomes friends with Jotham and Bartholomew, watches as Romans take her father prisoner, spends time with Zechariah and Elizabeth, helps Mary and Joseph just before Christ’s birth, and ends her travels at the stable in Bethlehem.
With day-by-day readings, reflections for family devotions, and advice for making Christmas a meaningful season of worship, Tabitha’s Travels continues the beloved tradition of celebrating Advent with your family.
Jothams Journey : A Storybook For Advent$17.99Add to cart
In this widely popular, exciting story for the advent season, readers follow ten-year-old Jotham across Israel as he searches for his family. Though he faces thieves, robbers, and kidnappers, Jotham also encounters the wise men, shepherds, and innkeepers until at last he finds his way to the Savior born in Bethlehem.