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Fully Human Fully Divine$14.99Add to cart
Fully Human, Fully Divine is an invitation to an embodied Advent. Over the course of four weeks, it encourages us to embrace the experience of the Advent season fully, with our whole selves and remember that Jesus showed us what it is meant to be both fully human and fully divine. It challenges us to live right here, right now as we await the birth of the Christ Child, the embodiment of God’s presence in our midst.
During a season that often becomes stressful and overwhelming, we are rarely permitted time to be present in our own bodies. We forget that our bodies are blessed and consecrated. God did not create the body to bring us doubt or shame, instead, God created us as living, breathing human beings who have the ability to live wholly – body and spirit together.
In this book, the author, whitney Simpson, suggests practices that will help us focus on the body God created and embrace what it means to be fully human. By letting go of external demands and giving ourselves permission to be present as we listen for God in our lives, we can learn what it looks like to notice and pay attention to our bodies.
Each chapter covers one week of Advent and each week focuses on one of the following themes: Slow down and hope, Simplify for Peace, Sit with Joy, and Savor God’s Love. Within each week are a rotation of daily practices including breath prayer, mindful movemenet, lectio divina, visio divina (which utilizes beautiful, colorful works of art each week that are included in the book), Christian meditation, creative contemplation, and practicing presence.
The book also includes tips on contemplation beyond Christmas, suggestions for small groups and small-group leaders, and advice on creating safe sacred space for small groups.
Prince Of Peace$15.95Add to cart
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Gifts Of Christmas
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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.
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.
Wonder Of Christmas
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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.
Born A Child And Yet A King$15.99Add to cart
Carrying songs–and Jesus–in your heart the whole Christmas season.
We know the songs of Christmas like we know the rooms of our house or the placement of our Christmas tree. One or two probably stand out for us as the epitome of how Christmas is supposed to sound. It’s not officially Christmas until we hear them.
As those familiar songs fill your home again this season, listen closely. They are telling a story, the story of Jesus–who He is and why He came.
Rediscover your favorite Christmas hymns this Advent season with Born a Child and Yet a King, an Advent devotional from Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. Spend thirty-one days tracing the gospel through your favorite carols and discover anew the awe of this season.
Each day’s reading will help guide your prayers, thoughts, and priorities so you may enjoy a deeper intimacy with Jesus Christ this Christmas!
Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Activity Book
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This is your guide to a complete and creative celebration of the holiday season, filled with crafts, games, recipes, songs, and activities for every day of Advent. The Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Activity Book highlights the significance of the Nativity and meaning of God’s most precious gift.
The Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Activity Book is a journey through the Bible stories in both the Old and New Testaments that lead to Christmas. It includes:
*24 days of crafts along with songs, recipes, and activities to celebrate Advent, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and color photos
*Variations on the activities to make them appropriate and accessible for all ages and families
*A perforated insert with punch-out Jesse Tree ornaments that correspond with the stories of Advent
*A heartfelt letter and reflection from New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones
*All supplies needed are commonly found around the house or easy to obtain.
This Christmas, start new holiday traditions with your family with The Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Activity Book, based on the bestselling The Jesus Storybook Bible, with over 6 million copies sold.
Other titles by Sally Lloyd-Jones include: The Jesus Storybook Bible, The Jesus Storybook Bible Christmas Collection, and Song of the Stars.
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.
Light From Afar$17.99Add to cart
Embark on a Global Journey through the Season of Advent
Advent is celebrated differently throughout the world. Some cultures barely observe the waiting and focus on the Christmas celebration. Others feel deeply the contrast between present circumstances and God’s promise of a better future, making for a season of fasting and prayer. All of them focus on Christ as the Light of the world.
Light from Afar is a daily Advent devotional that illuminates the season through the unforgettable stories and reflections of four writers from around the world. Authors Nadiyka Gerbish (Ukraine), Joel Bengbeng (Philippines), Claudio Carvalhaes (Brazil), and Sidwell Mokgothu (South Africa) share cultural and religious traditions of the Advent season in their daily reflections. Each day’s meditation includes a scripture reading, a prayer, an opportunity for reflection, and a link to a song from the author’s home country.
The light of the star of Bethlehem has spread around the world. The people who have heard the good news have stories to tell and traditions to share. By joining with Christians from different cultures and countries in prayer, we can experience the hope, love, joy, and peace of Advent, leading ultimately to Immanuel-God with us-on Christmas day.
Cardinal Zens Advent Reflections$14.95Add to cart
The brave and steadfast Joseph Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong has prepared these stirring, spiritually enriching meditations to lift the souls of Catholics worldwide to God this Advent season. From his place in retirement, this Prince of the Church reaches out to the wider world to wait with him for the coming of the Messiah to redeem and to save the human race and restore mankind to a right relationship with God.
These reflections are collected from Cardinal Zen’s homilies and pastoral letters during his episcopacy in Hong Kong, a time of social and political tension. For this reason, we think that these reflections bring hope to Christians to enjoy peace and serenity.
From the Latin adventus, meaning “arrival” or “approach,” Advent is the time in which we long for the Second Coming of Christ, as the world did for thousands of years before His birth. Cardinal Zen begs the Holy Spirit to draw us into an ever-deepening Him as we await Christ’s physical return to earth – as He promised – to break the chains oppressing mankind and restore all things to Himself. In these precious pages, you will find:
*How to let the Baby Jesus give you courage and live “out of bounds” with your hope
*Three questions to ask yourself when preaching the gospel
*Your duty as a Christian to proclaim the truth from your heart
*Two things you should focus on during Advent (Do you know them?)
*Ten basic attitudes you should cultivate for your salvation (Be alert!)
*The way to experience the “excessive” love, healing, mercy, and peace of God
His Eminence will help you appreciate the Advent and Christmas seasons as never before as you journey through the beauty of the liturgical themes with penetrating meditations. You will encounter the Holy Family and learn from their example, and you will delight in Epiphany, the “outburst” of our salvation. You will also see how the magi remind us of the reverence and worship we owe to our Eucharistic Lord and will discover the way to childlike trust and total surrender with our Blessed Mother.
Cardinal Zen’s inspired reflections will fill you with hopeful longing, joyful expectation, prayerful penance, and spiritual preparation as you look to the salvation history of the past, your present redemption being accomplished now, and the future coming of Our Lord and Savior.
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.
Stay Awhile : Advent Lessons In Divine Hospitality$17.00Add to cart
While the world tries to rush us into Christmas, decorating the day after Halloween and packing it all up once the gifts are opened on December 25, Advent is a season of preparation that-like our holiday gatherings themselves-takes time and care. Think of the anticipation that comes with hosting loved ones for Christmas dinner: We begin by extending an invitation. We make plans, and as the event draws closer, we begin our preparations. Ultimately, we open the door and welcome our guests, and that is when, finally, we celebrate.
?Advent should feel the same way, a time to make ready for the long-awaited event of Christ’s birth. In Stay Awhile, pastor Kara Eidson presents a banquet table of inspiration for Advent, including weekly reflections for personal and small group use, brief daily devotions, and ideas to involve the whole congregation. Congregational resources include liturgies, sermon starters, children’s moments, and even a no-rehearsals-needed Christmas pageant.