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Star Of Wonder$17.99Add to cart
Come, Rediscover the Wonder and Reality of the Very First Christmas
We all love the Christmas season, but have we buried the truth of the day?
Bestselling author Angela Hunt weaves together visceral storytelling with overlooked biblical historical truths to help you rediscover the places, people, prophecies, and purpose of Christmas. Each of the engaging twenty-five devotions includes scriptural insights, historical facts, and personal application, which–along with weekly family activities–will have everyone saying, “I didn’t know that!” as the Nativity comes to life anew.
Explore Bethlehem and Nazareth. Walk with Mary, Joseph, and others. Be amazed by the words of the prophets of old. And be warmed by God’s great purpose that culminated in the birth of the Messiah.
Star of Wonder is perfect as an individual Advent devotional or for family and small group study. You will see Christmas with new eyes, create lasting holiday memories, and shine light on the wonder of that night so long ago.
Gods Big Promises Advent Calendar$9.99Add to cart
This attractive 25-door Advent calendar for children aged 3-7 years old is linked with God’s Big Promises Bible Storybook. It also comes with a booklet containing 25 short, simple devotions for December, to help families explore the Christmas story together.
Young children will enjoy learning about and interacting with the Christmas story.
Written by Carl Laferton, author of The Garden, The Curtain and The Cross and God’s Big Promises Bible Storybook.
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.
From Heaven : A 28-Day Advent Devotional$12.99Add to cart
“We live between two mighty events…”
Advent is as much about looking back as it is looking ahead–back to Christ’s incarnation, ahead to His return. From Heaven combines A. W. Tozer’s best reflections on these two themes to help us better appreciate the season of Advent. Each daily reading is paired with Scripture for meditation, drawing our attention to the rising light of Christ.
“I am struck with the wonder and the significance of the limitless meaning of these two words, He came. Within them the whole scope of divine mercy and redeeming love is outlined.” — A. W. Tozer
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
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.
Advent 2023 A Calendar Of Devotions Pack Of 10$12.99Add to cart
A convenient and affordable Advent devotional for the entire church.
Advent: A Calendar of Daily Devotions 2023 provides daily devotions for Christians as they prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ. This annual favorite is a wonderful resource for churches to give to each family to emphasize the importance of the Advent of our Lord. Each day’s reading, from Sunday November 26 to Christmas Day, is based on the Revised Common Lectionary and includes the Scripture, a short devotion, and a brief prayer or practice, and it’s printed with a larger font for ease of reading. Sold in packs of 10, booklets are designed to fit in a #10 envelope, enabling churches to include them in Advent mailings, and making it easy to share with visitors or others the church wishes to reach during the Advent season.
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!
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.
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!
Angels Of Christmas$16.99Add to cart
Explore the four angelic visits surrounding the birth of Jesus with Susan Robb in Angels of Christmas, a four-week Advent study.
Angels of Christmas: Hearing God’s Voice in Advent, a four-week Advent study by Susan Robb, explores the four angelic visits surrounding the birth of Jesus with Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds. In this study, the reader will explore the visits and dive deep into the history of the angel Gabriel-and other angels-in the Old Testament. Angels of Christmas uses these four angelic appearances to discuss God’s presence in history and our lives today. The messages of the angels hold meaning for listeners both then and now.
Prepare The Way For The Lord$19.99Add to cart
Prepare to receive Christ this Advent with the message of John the Baptist and best-selling author and pastor Adam Hamilton in Prepare the Way for the Lord.
For two thousand years, Christians have turned to the story and message of John the Baptist in the weeks leading up to Christmas. In Prepare the Way for the Lord: Advent and the Message of John the Baptist, best-selling author and pastor Adam Hamilton explores the Advent themes of John’s life and ministry, and how John calls all followers of Jesus to prepare our hearts for his coming.
In each of the Gospels, the story of Jesus is intertwined with that of his cousin John, the one whom the prophets foretold would come to “prepare the way of the Lord.” When we hear the message of John the Baptist, it makes us and our world ready to receive Christ.
Chapter topics include:
1. A People Prepared for the Lord
2. God Is Gracious
3. The Fruit of Repentance
4. Witnesses Testifying to the Light
Components for the four-week Advent study include a book, comprehensive Leader Guide, DVD/Video sessions featuring Adam Hamilton.
Jesse Tree : An Advent Devotional$17.95Add to cart
This Advent, lead your family closer to Christ as you prepare for the Lord’s coming at Christmas. Engage with the Old Testament patriarchs and prophets who are the branches in Jesus’ family tree and come to understand fully how, in Christ, this family history becomes the history of our salvation.
As you explore Jesus’ fascinating ancestry, you’ll see how God’s plan of salvation unfolds from Adam and Eve, through the Old Testament prophets, to the birth of Christ, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and the sacraments of the Church. Marvel at the parallels between Adam and Christ, the New Adam; Eve and Mary, the New Eve; the patriarch Joseph and St. Joseph, guardian of the Redeemer; and others.
You will also learn about the rich, faith-building customs surrounding the Jesse Tree throughout the centuries — and how to create your own. The image of a beautiful ornament signifying an important person or event in the Bible is provided for each day. The daily meditation explains the mystery of the ornament that is featured. And extra information is included for families with older children who want to “dig deeper” into the significance of what is foretold.
The devotion in practice takes five to fifteen minutes per day, depending on family needs and style. Each day features the following:
*Full-color ornament with a distinguishing symbol
*Biblical passage or story illustrating the theme
*Brief, engaging meditation with questions for discussion
*Traditional prayer to enrich the devotion
*”Dig Deeper” section for real-life application
Grow in the wisdom of Solomon! Learn to hear God’s voice like Samuel! Develop the trust of Elijah and the humility of Isaiah! Families will be enthralled as they learn about key biblical figures and discover the reasons for our beliefs, from why God created us to the origins of the Mass and the sacraments.
A key tool for instilling the virtues and strengthening your family’s faith, hope, and love, this Jesse Tree tradition will be passed on in your family for generations to come.
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.
God Hears Her A Joyful Christmas$16.99Add to cart
Exchange the stressful pursuit of happiness for true joy this Christmas. Begin and end your day with one of the 31 morning and evening devotional readings from God Hears Her, A Joyful Christmas. These Advent-focused meditations will help you relax and allow God to fill your heart, mind, and soul throughout the busy month of December. Each devotion is for women and by women, from Our Daily Bread writers including Poh Fang Chia, Xochitl Dixon, Elisa Morgan, Amy Boucher Pye, and Patricia Raybon. With the attractive leatherlike look, four-color interior, and ribbon marker, this timely devotional makes an excellent gift for the Advent season.
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.
1st Songs Of Christmas$14.99Add to cart
Let the songs of the first Christmas turn your heart toward God’s glory.
During the holidays, the songs of the season are everywhere. Their nostalgic melodies warm our hearts. But the original Christmas songs are different; they lift our hearts to a holy God. They reveal the greatness, glory, and goodness of our Savior. Taking us beyond quaint imagery and feel-good lyrics, the Advent songs of the Bible unfold God’s redemptive plan for the world and His eternal purpose for the ages.
In The First Songs of Christmas, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth offers meditations from Luke’s gospel. This 31-day Advent devotional shines light on the ancient yet inspiring songs of Elizabeth, Mary, Zechariah, the angels, and Simeon.
These readings will lead you to the essence of Christmas. Let holy music be your companion as you approach Christmas the way these men, women, and angels did: gazing upon our God and Savior.
Expected One : Anticipating All Of Jesus In The Advent (Expanded)$12.99Add to cart
Every Christmas, Christians all over the world observe Advent, a season that reminds us of the love, hope, joy, and peace found only in Jesus Christ. Through this short and sweet family devotional (especially helpful if you’re teaching little ones with short attention spans), Scott James brings to light the many promises of Christ?from birth to ascension?that demonstrate His love for us during this Christmas season.
These daily devotions, which can be used by both families and individuals, are timeless and moving reminders of the true gift of Christmas. The Expected One is a perfect (and doable!) gift for any growing family or beloved friend who needs meaningful and biblical reminders of all Jesus is for them during the busy and the bustle of the holiday season, setting Him back in the center of it all.
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.
Advent Reflections : Meditations For A Holy Advent$14.95Add to cart
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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…
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.
Ishtars Odyssey : A Storybook For Advent$18.99Add to cart
A new Advent family devotional from the author of Jotham’s Journey! Fourth in a set of Advent adventure books for families, Ishtar’s Odyssey follows the ten-year-old son of a Persian wise man as their caravan follows a star across the desert. Ishtar would just as soon stay in the comfort of the palace, but slowly he learns that there’s much to see, do, and learn in this world that can’t be experienced in school. He eventually meets Jotham, Bartholomew, and Tabitha as he follows his father and uncles in their search for a newborn king.
Arnold Ytreeide’s family advent devotionals have become a much-loved Christmas tradition, enjoyed by multiple generations. With over 100,000 in print they include Jotham’s Journey, Bartholomew’s Passage, and Tabitha’s Travels.
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!
Countdown To Christmas$9.99Add to cart
Advent with a difference! The Christmas story is illustrated but only partially colored, so there is plenty for little ones to color in, personalizing their very own advent calendar, which can then be displayed for all the family. It also comes with the Christmas story on the gatefold flaps. Doors to open, pictures to color, and the Christmas story-all in one book!
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.
Bartholomews Passage : A Family Story For Advent$18.99Add to cart
Bartholomew’s Passage is an engaging story that guides families through the Advent season. Young Bartholomew’s adventures start when Roman soldiers destroy his village and disperse his family, continue through his enslavement to a tyrannical master and his escape with his new friend Nathan, and end with a reunion with his family in Bethlehem. Along the way Bartholomew makes a new friend, a young boy named Jotham!
Jothams Journey : A Storybook For Advent$18.99Add 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.