Looking for an Advent devotional that will grow you spiritually and keep your heart anchored in Christ this season? Here are seven profound Advent books by gifted authors that will totally bless you! We’ve included the official synopsis for each book so you’ll know what it’s about.
1. The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas by Ann Voskamp
“Every day of December, like your own Advent calendar—open the booklet with your people and read your daily love letter from The Greatest Story ever told, right from our genesis beginning to our King’s coming under Bethlehem’s star—so your people know the WHOLE GREATEST STORY, from Creation to His Coming, and how His love has always, always, always been coming for you!”
2. From Heaven: A 28-Day Advent Devotional by A. W. Tozer
“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.”
3. The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent by John Piper
“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.”
4. Come, Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional by Paul David Tripp
“The wonder and awe of the Christmas season can easily get overshadowed by lights, tinsel, bows, and paper—not to mention last-minute trips to the mall and visits to the in-laws. In all the hustle and bustle, we often lose sight of what’s most important. This book of daily readings for the month of December by best-selling author Paul David Tripp will help you slow down, prepare your heart, and focus on what matters most: adoring our Savior, Jesus.”
5. Joy Upon Joy: An Advent Devotional by Charles H. Spurgeon
“This Advent devotional allows hassled Christians to daily redeem the busiest month of the year using seasonal reflections by the ‘Prince of Preachers,’ Charles Spurgeon. In the classic style of Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening, each of the twenty-eight days contains a brief morning and evening devotional that begins with a Scripture and follows with a selection from Spurgeon’s Advent-themed sermons. This all-new compilation of Spurgeon’s works includes space for journaling and reflection. Experience the delight of loving December once again, and prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth alongside Spurgeon’s thought-provoking words. “
6. Unwrapping the Names of Jesus: An Advent Devotional by Asheritah Ciuciu
“In Unwrapping the Names of Jesus, Asheritah Ciuciu leads readers through the four weeks of Advent (Hope, Preparation, Joy, and Love). 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!'”
7. In the Manger: 25 Inspirational Selections for Advent by Max Lucado
“The greatest mind in the universe imagined time. The truest judge granted Adam a choice. But it was love that gave Immanuel, God with us. The Author would enter his own story. The Word would become flesh. He, too, would be born. He, too, would be human. He, too, would have feet and hands, tears and flesh. Best-selling author Max Lucado invites readers to witness the birth of Christ as they’ve never seen it before, through twenty-five inspirational selections from his most popular books. Selections are taken from 3:16, God Came Near, The Applause of Heaven, and more.”
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