The Crown of Thorns

Author:Asheritah Ciuciu

Publisher:Moody Publishers

ISBN:080249630X

Total Pages:128

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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? Partly 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 that equips readers to celebrate Advent together Offers five daily reflections that focus on that week's name of Jesus Includes suggestions for fun-filled family activities or service projects This devotional can be used by readers in their own personal worship times or as a tool to engage in family worship during the busy holiday season. Either way, participants 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, 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!"

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The Greatest Gift

Author:Ann Voskamp

Publisher:Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN:1414388519

Total Pages:288

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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.

Hosanna in Excelsis

Author:David Leeman,Barbara Leeman

Publisher:Moody Publishers

ISBN:080249885X

Total Pages:128

Viewed:1228

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Enrich Your Christmas with the Sounds of the Season Music has always been central to celebrating the coming of Christ into the world. With Hosanna in Excelsis you can experience the hymns of the season like never before. This devotional couples the lyrics and score of a new hymn daily with a devotional message about the hymn’s biblical and spiritual truths. You’ll find hymns of advent like “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” that anticipate the coming of Christ, hymns of Nativity like “O Little Town of Bethlehem” that celebrate His birth, and hymns of Epiphany like “Go Tell it on the Mountain” that marvel at His glory. Go deeper with classic Christmas favorites like “O Holy Night” and learn others that may be lesser-known like “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry.” Each devotional teaches you about the background of the hymn, while inviting you into worship and praise. Celebrate the coming of Christ by immersing yourself in the legacy of music that truly honors the Christmas season. Hosanna in Excelsis is a great Christmas gift for the musicians in your life or for anyone who wants to go deeper celebrating the birth of our savior.

The Characters of Christmas

Author:Daniel Darling

Publisher:Moody Publishers

ISBN:0802497942

Total Pages:184

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Learn Something New This Christmas We hate to admit it, but after years, sometimes even decades, of reading the same Luke 2 story of Christmas, we get a little bored—we lose some of the awe we ought to have when discussing the greatest miracle in history. That’s why The Characters of Christmas was written, to help you take a fresh look at the Christmas story by getting to know the minor characters that played a part in Jesus’ birth, such as Zechariah and Elizabeth, the Shepherds, and Herod. As you slow down, engage your imagination, and enter into the stories of these women and men, you’ll see the most important character—Jesus Christ—with new eyes. And with discussion questions and a Christmas song suggestion at the end of each chapter, it’s perfect for engaging your whole family. Break free from the familiar, and discover something you never knew about the story you’ve always heard.

The Dawning of Indestructible Joy

Author:John Piper

Publisher:Crossway

ISBN:1433542390

Total Pages:96

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Advent is for adoring Jesus. The Christmas season is one of the busiest times of year. But it’s also a season of reflection and preparation for that special day when we mark Immanuel’s coming—the arrival of our eternal God in our own frail humanity. This is the greatest of history’s many wonders, something too stupendous to celebrate just on one day. Advent is a way of lengthening and intensifying the joy of Christmas. These 25 brief devotional readings from John Piper begin on December 1 and carry us to Christmas Day. Our hope is that God would use these meditations to deepen and sweeten your adoration of Jesus and help you keep him at the center of your Christmas season.

The Advent Storybook

Author:Laura Richie

Publisher:David C Cook

ISBN:083077713X

Total Pages:64

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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.

The Glory Has Come

Author:Larry Sparks,John Bevere,Bill Johnson,John Eldredge,Kevin Zadai,Lana Vawser,Robert Henderson,Katherine Ruonala,Heidi Baker,Bob Sorge,Mike Bickle,Patricia King,Pat Schatzline,Kyle Winkler,Tim Sheets,Norman Benz,Brian Simmons,Ana Werner,Karen Wheaton,Daniel Kolenda,Joshua Mills

Publisher:Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN:0768450918

Total Pages:256

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Christmas is a Supernatural Invitation to Divine Encounter! More than gifts and celebrations, even beyond Bethlehem, the shepherds, and wise men, Christmas is about the glory of 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 Advent devotionals leading up to Christmas is a unique revelation of the glory that was released by Jesus’ birth! You will: Experience a fresh visitation of God's Presence through secrets hidden in the birth of Jesus. Birth the purposes of Heaven on Earth by saying a "Yes" to God's supernatural call—just like Mary did. Have a front-row seat on the move of God by tracing the prophetic and revelatory patterns hidden in the Christmas story. Encounter Jesus in powerful new ways and experience the fullness of the glory that Christmas made possible! Also featuring new devotionals from: Kevin Zadai, Ana Werner, Patricia King, Daniel Kolenda, Katherine Ruonala, Robert Henderson, Joshua Mills, Norman Benz, Kyle Winkler, Tim Sheets, Brian Simmons, and Pat Schatzline.

The Santa Claus Chronicles

Author:Dan Short

Publisher:Harvest House Publishers

ISBN:0736976906

Total Pages:176

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Santa Dan’s Stories Will Soothe Your Soul Thirty years ago, Dan Short left the corporate world to follow a calling—to give the gift of God’s love to children and adults alike. How did he do it? By becoming Santa Claus, of course! These are “Santa Dan’s” tales of hope and humor, collected from his three decades of playing Jolly Old Saint Nick. And as you might have guessed, Santa has his share of stories to tell—some tearful, some joyful, and all of them filled with heartwarming Christmas spirit. You’ll meet some of the unforgettable people Santa Dan has encountered… Anna, a young cancer patient whose fulfillment of her dying wish becomes a life-changing experience for those around her. Rose, an elderly woman with a longstanding grudge against Saint Nick. Terry, a precocious boy with more moxie than clothing. Front Yard Santa, a neighborhood icon whose passing prompts a poignant gesture from a fellow Santa. Faith, Hope, and Grace, three enterprising young girls whose overwhelming generosity befits their virtuous names. …and you’ll be inspired to share the joy of Jesus with those around you!

Advent Devotions & Christmas Crafts for Families

Author:Victoria Duerstock

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1680996789

Total Pages:112

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Keep the Focus on Jesus this Christmas with 24 Family Devotions for Advent! The flurry of shopping, gift giving, recitals, and parties adds a certain amount of tension to a season meant to be infused instead with awe and wonder. Ask most families what the focus of Christmas really is and they will readily answer that it is the birth of Christ, yet so many of us find ourselves overwhelmed with activities, travel plans, hosting, and more. Trying to prepare our hearts and our families to celebrate His birth becomes secondary while we try to survive the busyness! Victoria Duerstock wants to support families in their desire to make Christ the focus of all their celebrations this Christmas. Each day of this family devotional includes not only a Scripture and short short reflection for the twenty-four days leading up to Christmas, but also inviting full-color images and simple Christmas crafts that can be done as you focus on the rich meaning of this season. Find easy-to-follow instructions for: Stained Glass Ornaments Cinnamon Oatmeal Soap Mason Jar Luminaries Homemade Marshmallows Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments And many more! Each devotional through the four weeks of Advent is focused on the themes of Hope, Preparation, Joy, and Love and is meant to be read with the entire family, or by the older child who needs something just for them in this special season. Advent Devotions & Christmas Crafts for Families will be your new favorite holiday tradition. It makes a wonderful early Christmas gift for kids, parents, or grandparents!

Celebrating Christmas with Jesus

Author:Max Lucado

Publisher:Thomas Nelson

ISBN:140031867X

Total Pages:80

Viewed:1969

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Let Advent come alive in your life this Christmas. Every Christmas, Christians all over the world celebrate the advent season, recognizing the love, hope, joy, and peace that is found only in Jesus Christ. Through this 30-day devotional, Max Lucado brings to light the many events in the life of Christ from birth to ascension that demonstrate His omnipotence and the gift that God has given each one of us to enjoy during this Christmas season. Experience each moment as our Savior becomes the center of this Christmas for you.

The Expected One

Author:Scott James

Publisher:B&H Publishing Group

ISBN:1433684551

Total Pages:72

Viewed:447

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“I enthusiastically recommend this book.” -David Platt Every Christmas, Christians all over the world celebrate the Advent season, recognizing the love, hope, joy, and peace that is found only in Jesus Christ. Through this devotional, 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 are designed for both family and individual use, are timeless and moving reminders of the true gift of Christmas.

Battle Ready

Author:Kelly Balarie

Publisher:Baker Books

ISBN:1493413929

Total Pages:288

Viewed:550

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Too often we fail to prepare for our battles. So when challenges, troubles, or opportunities arise, we rapidly become burdened with limiting thoughts of self-doubt, fear, impossibility, and lack. But it doesn't have to be this way. We can train our minds to conquer uncertainty, beat insecurity, and step past the tragedies of yesterday. Battle Ready is a hands-on scriptural plan that teaches you twelve easy-to-implement, confidence-building mind-sets designed to transform your thoughts and, therefore, your life. You'll gain practical wisdom, like how to · make new habits stick in just five steps · disarm the seven most common attacks that plague women · exchange self-limiting thoughts for purpose-driven, love-releasing thoughts · implement thirty-second mind-lifters that deliver peace · create boundaries so you live life full of what matters You can live victoriously. "The best time to be strengthened against the Enemy's tactics of doubt, disappointment, and devastation is before he makes his first move toward us. We all desperately need the biblical guidance and preparation found in Battle Ready!"--Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries "The most difficult fights we will face in this life will not be on the outside; they will be within our own hearts and minds. As someone who has struggled with depression and anxiety throughout my life, I know this firsthand. Battle Ready will help encourage, empower, and equip you to live in true victory."--Holley Gerth, bestselling author of Fiercehearted "Battle Ready will equip and empower you, teaching you where to park your mind during difficult times. Its practical advice and pen-to-paper reflection sections, coupled with the truths of Scripture sprinkled throughout, will enable you to avoid defeat and discouragement and walk confidently in faith instead. Highly recommended."--Karen Ehman, national speaker, New York Times bestselling author of Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It and When to Say Nothing at All "Battle Ready is a field manual for the mind. If you desire to think more like Christ, its truths, stories, personal applications, and discoveries will undoubtedly lead you to renewed places of peace, hope, and life."--Elisa Morgan, speaker and author of The Beauty of Broken "Relational, emotional, and physical trials often hit one hundred miles an hour, making us feel defenseless and powerless. This no longer has to be the case. Battle Ready, an exploratory, hands-on book, provides dozens of mind-renewing truths, hope-building exercises, and habit-changing techniques to help you endure the worst of times, with Jesus, as if it was the best of times."--Shannon Ethridge, MA, life/relationship coach and bestselling author of Every Woman's Battle series

7 Feasts

Author:Erin Davis

Publisher:Moody Publishers

ISBN:0802498183

Total Pages:304

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What’s the story behind all those feasts? It’s hard to know when you read about the Feast of Booths why exactly it matters for your life. What in the world is the Feast of Trumpets supposed to be teaching you? And, in this case, the text itself doesn’t tell you. You need a resource, a guide that can help you understand the cultural significance and how these feasts relate to the rest of the Bible. That’s exactly what Erin Davis does in this new 8-week Bible study, 7 Feasts. She’ll teach you: The significance of these feasts and why God wanted His people to celebrate How each of them point to Jesus and His work in redemption Why all of this matters for our lives today You will discover that passages you once skimmed over are now rich and meaningful in your life today.

He is Enough

Author:Asheritah Ciuciu

Publisher:Moody Publishers

ISBN:0802496474

Total Pages:272

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Discover the Secret to a Full Life We live in a world of scarcity. We say, “I don’t have enough time… maybe when we have more money… if only I had a little more help…” But Scripture says if we have Jesus, we have enough. In this 6-week study of Colossians, Asheritah Ciuciu leads readers to discover the life-altering importance of Jesus’ sufficiency and sovereignty. And you don’t need hours a day to enjoy this Bible Study. Each day’s study contains two paths: Snack on the Go: a bite-size morsel of truth to chew on throughout your busy day FEAST: a dig-deep guide to maximizing the “meat” you’re getting out of your Bible study PLUS! a supplemental "Serving and Leading" section that includes service challenges for making theory a reality You can enjoy this study in whatever way works best for you. Discover the joy and freedom that abounds when we know deep in our hearts that Jesus truly is enough.

Savor the Savior: Twenty-Five Devotions for Advent and Christmas Inspired by the Names of Jesus

Author:Kristin Saatzer

Publisher:Redemption Press

ISBN:1646450035

Total Pages:N.A

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Christmas is more than the shimmer of streetlights or the glow of candlelight or even the high notes of the angelic. Christmas is about the babe in the cradle, about meditating on the precious Savior of the season. Celebrate each day of Advent with a quick devotional that is biblically deep and reflects on a name of Jesus from a historical and spiritual perspective. Each day includes Scripture, a reading based on a name of Christ, reflection questions, a short prayer, and a carol or hymn to encourage you and to give added meaning to the names of our Savior in light of the season we savor so dearly. Savor the Savior: Twenty-Five Devotionals for Advent and Christmas Inspired by the Names of Jesus is sure to bring sweet Christmas cheer to your soul.