To encourage you further along practical lines as we enter the season of Advent, I’d like to recommend several resources that I believe will assist you in welcoming Christ into the center of your preparations for Christmas.
- Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus: Experiencing the Peace & Promise of Scripture, edited by Nancy Guthrie. This volume is an anthology of classic Christian Advent readings from both historical and contemporary writers and preachers. A great edition to your Christmas library!
- Preparing for Christmas: Daily Meditations for Advent by Richard Rohr. This Advent guide includes a detailed Bible reading plan and daily devotionals geared toward personal application. It’s well written and brief. Ideal for personal or family reading around the dinner table during Advent.
- Behold the Lamb of God by Russ Ramsey. Different from the first two, Ramsey’s work is more narrative or conversational in approach. Organized as a daily reading devotional, Ramsey tells the familiar story in a most unfamiliar and fresh way. A truly beautiful book!
With these resources and others, I pray the Lord is pleased to give you ears to hear the good news shared by the angels, and that like the shepherds before us, you might go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us (Luke 2:15).