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  • Waiting Here For You Study Guide With DVD (Student/Study Guide)

    $50.99

    Waiting is not wasted when waiting on the Lord.

    A season overflowing with anticipation, Christmas comes the same time each year with great hope and promise of a baby born long ago. But this season meant for joy is often consumed by busyness, pressure, mixed emotions, and is gone as quickly as it came.

    What is it all for?

    In this four-session study, pastor Louie Giglio reminds us that it’s in the richness of Advent-a season of expectant waiting and preparation-that we find our answer. And it is throughout this waiting season that we prepare our hearts to greet December 25th with joy, peace, hope, and refreshed promise in our newborn King.

    This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including:

    *Individual access to four streaming video sessions
    *A guide to best practices for leading a group
    *Video notes and a comprehensive structure for small group discussion time
    *Personal study for deeper reflection between sessions.
    *And the physical DVD.

    Streaming video access code included. Access code subject to expiration after 12/31/2028. Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code may not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Internet connection required. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Additional offer details inside.

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  • Marys Voice : Advent Reflections To Contemplate The Coming Of Christ

    $24.00

    Find guidance through the advent season with the mother of Jesus and central figure in the story of Christmas, Mary.

    At Christmastime we remember that an ordinary, young, poor, oppressed woman was chosen to play a significant and breakthrough role in the redemption of the world. It is no mistake that a woman gets to be a part of all this, and that her voice, her questions, her fears, and her actions matter.

    Mary’s faith and her wisdom form an astonishing aspect of the story of how God became a person for the love of this world. And in our weary world that is waiting and longing for light, meaning, peace, and love, we can do as Mary did when she “treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”

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  • All Creation Waits Childrens Edition

    $20.99

    From bestselling author Gayle Boss, a stunningly illustrated picture book edition of her beloved Advent book, All Creation Waits. Now young readers too will be caught up in the wonder of 24 woodland animals adapting to the season of dark and cold.

    Each day of Advent a different animal shows children its own amazing way to meet the dark and cold. Wood Frog freezes into a frog-shaped cube of ice! For six months Painted Turtle doesn’t breathe! Woodchuck can’t be wakened, even if shaken! With each creature, children hear the refrain: The dark is not an end. It’s a door. It’s the way a new beginning comes.

    Here is the ancient truth of Advent enacted in the lives of 24 common woodland animals and culminating in the birth of the Human One who perfectly lived that truth.

    Children open the book’s double-page spreads as they would the doors on an Advent calendar–one, and only one, each day. “Animal wonderment” reflection questions at the back of the book help children stay with just one animal, one page spread, each day. In an often chaotic “holiday season,” children learn to slow down and wait with all creation.

    Written in lilting poetic lines, children ages 5 to 10 will delight in the sounds of the words as well as the vivid descriptions of animals’ winter lives. They’ll learn the elegant intricacies of creatures as small as honeybees, as large as black bears.

    Original watercolor paintings by award-winning artist Sharon Spitz convey the radiance of each creature.

    With this beautiful picture book, adults and families who have loved the original edition of All Creation Waits can now welcome younger children into the practice of reflective waiting-with-creation through Advent. Perfect for grounding young ones in the wonder of wild things.

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  • Holy In The Night

    $16.99

    Listen for the voice of God.

    If you approach this Advent season waiting for something–in your life, in your family or community, or in a fractured world–you are not alone. This season reminds us that our waiting is not wasted. Even in our longest nights, divine work endures. What if we were free enough to do the same?
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    Drawing on lectionary scripture readings from the Old and New Testaments and the voices of Black and Brown modern-day prophets, author Shannon Dycus offers reflections for each day of the season. Her meditations stretch open possibilities for faithfulness during silence, ambivalence, doubt, and unknowing. This Advent, accept the invitation to witness and know the presence of God amid waiting. Give voice to freedom, grace, struggle, and beauty–to see again the ways that God emerges in this inward season.

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  • Heavens Light Breaking

    $24.95

    Prepare your heart for Christmas with Heaven’s Light Breaking a beautiful, giftable 25-day Advent devotional from beloved pastor and bestselling author Greg Laurie.

    This Christmas, take time each day to slow down and focus on the joy of the season. In Heaven’s Light Breaking: A 25 Day Advent Devotional, best-selling author and pastor Greg Laurie shares wisdom, Scripture, and prayers designed to help you connect with God and find hope and peace amid the holiday rush.

    From the miracle of the virgin birth to the visit from the magi, Heaven’s Light Breaking offers a fresh perspective on the most treasured days of the year. Each of Laurie’s warm and engaging readings will uplift your spirit, inspire your thinking, and encourage you to savor the special nature of the Christmas season.

    Whether you read each day’s devotional entry alone or with your loved ones, let the warmth and love of God’s presence fill your heart and soul as you mindfully celebrate Christ’s wondrous birth this advent.

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  • Fully Human Fully Divine

    $14.99

    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.

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  • Waiting Here For You Bible Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Guide

    $21.99

    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.

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  • Gifts Of Christmas

    $16.97

    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.

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  • Wonder Of Christmas

    $15.99

    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.

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  • Born A Child And Yet A King

    $15.99

    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!

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  • Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Activity Book

    $16.99

    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.

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  • Advent Of Glory

    $14.99

    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.

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  • Light From Afar

    $17.99

    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.

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  • Stay Awhile : Advent Lessons In Divine Hospitality

    $17.00

    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.

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  • Star Of Wonder

    $17.99

    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.

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  • Radiant Birth : Advent Readings For A Bright Season

    $22.00

    The first Christmas sermon preserved in church history was preached by St. John Chrysostom in AD 386, in which he declared, “Behold a new and wonderful mystery!” In this volume, the Christian literary writers of the Chrysostom Society reflect on Advent and Christmastide as a bright and meaningful season of anticipation and glory. Through forty-two readings from the first Sunday of Advent through Epiphany, contributors prepare us in watchful waiting for the coming of Jesus. We enter slowly so that the familiar can astonish us and become wondrous once again.

    Jesus is born in Bethlehem. But not only there. He is also born in us, that we might bear his presence and impart his goodness to the world.

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  • Gods Big Promises Advent Calendar

    $9.99

    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.

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  • Christmas : The Season Of Life And Light

    $20.00

    “O wondrous exchange!”

    Of all the seasons of the church calendar, Christmas is the one most recognized and celebrated by our society at large. That means it’s the season we’re most familiar with–but that can also make it harder to see past Christmas’s many cultural trappings to its timeless beauty.

    At the first Christmas, God exchanged the glories of divinity for the vulnerability of human existence, uniting himself to us in order to unite us to God. In this short volume, priest and theologian Emily Hunter McGowin invites us into the church’s celebration of that great exchange, in all its theological and liturgical splendor.

    Each volume in the Fullness of Time series invites readers to engage with the riches of the church year, exploring the traditions, prayers, Scriptures, and rituals of the seasons of the church calendar.

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  • Awaiting The Manger

    $17.99

    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.

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  • All Creation Waits Gift Edition

    $24.00

    A special gift edition of the bestselling book for Advent that reveals the wisdom and wonder of animals in the natural world

    In twenty-five portraits depicting how wild animals of the northern hemisphere ingeniously adapt when darkness and cold descend, we see and hear as if for the first time the ancient wisdom of Advent: The dark is not an end but the way a new beginning comes. Short, daily reflections capture in vivid detail the intricate and astonishing ways that familiar animals, from the honeybee to the porcupine, prepare for winter. Each day’s reading is paired with a charming original woodcut illustration. Anyone who feels tired of the consumer hype of “the holiday season” will be refreshed and awakened to the eternal truth the natural world reveals.

    This special gift edition:

    *Includes a new introduction, with suggestions for how the book can be used during Advent

    *Features inspirational thoughts from men and women through the ages – scientists, poets, and philosophers – who have found God through the beauty of creation

    *Includes an Afterword, bringing readers up to date on what has happened since All Creation

    *Waits was first published

    *Invites quiet reflection during an often-chaotic holiday season

    *Prompts meaningful conversations between children and adults, church groups, book clubs, creation care classes, and much more

    Written with quiet passion and backed by extensive research, All Creation Waits has captured the minds and hearts of thousands of readers of all ages, from children to adults. Gayle Boss invites us to realize that God can be known in all creatures, and that paying attention to these creatures makes us more fully human, more fully ourselves.

    “The practice of Advent has always been about helping us to grasp the mystery of a new beginning out of what looks like death. Other-than-human creatures–sprung, like us, from the Source of Life–manifest this mystery without question or doubt. The more I’m with animals and the more I learn about them, the more I know they can be more than our companions on this planet. They can be our guides. They can be to us ‘a book about God…a word of God, ‘ the God who comes, even in the darkest season, to bring us a new beginning.” –from All Creation Waits

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  • Heaven And Nature Sing

    $22.99

    “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.

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  • God Who Is With Us

    $19.99

    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!

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  • God Of Amazing Gifts

    $14.99

    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

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  • Gifts Of Grace

    $16.99

    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).”

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  • King Of Christmas

    $17.99

    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!

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  • 1 Great Love

    $21.99

    Anticipate, wonder, and rejoice during the sacred days of Advent and Christmas with this elegant keepsake volume of stories, poems, prayers, and art from beloved writers and artists through the centuries.

    This beautifully designed gift book weaves together some of the most cherished literature, scriptures, poems, and songs celebrating the sacred season of Advent and Christmas. From the ancient words of the prophet Isaiah to the timeless writings of Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Henry Van Dyke, Charles Dickens, O. Henry, G.K. Chesterton, and Gerard Manley Hopkins, to contemporary voices such as Eugene Peterson, Luci Shaw, Gayle Boss, and Nikki Grimes, The Advent and Christmas Treasury provides a diverse and delightful assortment of readings to inspire reflection and bring us back to the real meaning of Christmas.

    Perfect for reading aloud as a family, giving to a neighbor, friend, or fellow literature-lover, or simply reading on your own with coffee in hand, this book is an invitation to a slower, more meaningful approach to the season of hope.

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  • Peanuts A Charlie Brown Christmas

    $29.99

    Celebrate the season with the Peanuts gang by counting down to Christmas with the official A Charlie Brown Christmas advent calendar–i ncluding classic quotes and images, pull-out ornaments, and sound buttons that play clips of 5 beloved songs from the animated special!

    *A dash of Peanuts-themed delight for each day: Iconic quotes and images, beloved songs, pull-out ornaments, and more are included in this 25-day holiday season countdown

    *Plays music: Features audio clips from 5 iconic songs from A Charlie Brown Christmas

    *Book included: 2-1/2 x 3 inch, 72-page illustrated mini book version of A Charlie Brown Christmas

    *Distinctive package: This tri-fold package opens up to reveal 25 windows featuring a dash of Peanuts-themed delight for each day

    *Holiday keepsake: A durable, reusable keepsake item that can can be displayed as holiday decor year after year

    *Perfect gift: An ideal holiday gift for A Charlie Brown Christmas fans of all ages

    *Officially licensed: Authentic Peanuts product
    (c) 2022 Peanuts Worldwide LLC.

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  • 3 Wise Women

    $18.99

    Three very wise women lie at the heart of the First Christmas events: Mary (Jesus’ blessed mother), Elizabeth (mother of John the Baptist), and Anna the Prophetess (who waited her whole adult life in the temple, expecting to see the Messiah). In this devotional, covering Advent to Epiphany, each daily devotional is written from the viewpoint of one of the women, beginning with the Scriptural account. Then, steeped in biblical culture and what we know about the women from the Bible, the reader can delve deeper into what these amazing, real-life women may have been experiencing, or pondering, as they journeyed toward the Day of Christ’s Birth and beyond. The struggles and joys of Mary, Elizabeth, and Anna should connect with what most readers experience at Christmas and perhaps, every day. Devotions focus on: Patience, Hope, Faith, Trust, Persistence, Sacrifice, Joy, Grace, Love, Unselfishness, and so on, addressing women’s needs that cross generations . . . and centuries.

    The Story of Jesus through the eyes of the three wise women unfolds chronologically, narrated by Mary, Elizabeth, and Anna. When these women connect–Elizabeth in her sixth month of pregnancy, and Mary, newly pregnant by the Holy Spirit–unselfish love and honor lead the women to glorify God and praise him for his age-old plan of salvation. Later, when Anna sees Mary enter the temple for the dedication of Jesus, the Messiah, she realizes the King of Kings is before her. And she knows this is the fulfillment of the prophecies, including “the sword” that will pierce Mary’s heart.

    “Pondering” questions invite personal reflection on each woman and on the reader’s own life, and questions provide ample discussion for Bible study groups.

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  • Making Room In Advent

    $18.00

    Preparation for the Christmas season can often feel busy and frantic, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

    What if we stopped and listened to the movement and unfolding of God’s plan around us? Making Room in Advent is an invitation away from the chaos and into the space where God is at work.

    The unfolding of God’s plan often happens in unlikely spaces, both in Scripture and in our own lives. Join Bette Dickinson as she moves through the story of Jesus’ birth and the stories of the many people that were part of the journey. Each page is filled with an original painting that will fill you with hope and wonder during the Advent season. The twenty-five devotionals offer spiritual practices, breath prayers, and reflection questions that allow you to truly make room for God’s work in your life, your community, and the world.

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  • Prepare The Way For The Lord Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $14.99

    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.

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  • Art Of Advent

    $17.00

    Join Jane Williams on a reflective journey from Advent to Epiphany, and discover the timeless wisdom to be found in some of the world’s greatest paintings.

    Illustrated in full color with nearly forty famous and lesser-known masterpieces of Western art, this beautiful devotional will lead you into a deeply prayerful response to all that these paintings convey to a discerning eye during Christmas time and beyond.

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  • Fully Human Fully Divine

    $17.99

    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 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 can often become 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 movement, lectio divina, visio divina (which utilizes beautiful, colorful works of art each week), 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.

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  • Let Us Adore Him

    $11.99

    Waiting for good things is hard, but it’s also exciting. Advent is the season when we anticipate the coming of Jesus and the promise he brings to the world. In Let Us Adore Him, explore with Samantha Chambo the four traditional themes of Advent (hope, peace, joy, and love) as they are lived out in the New Testament by Jesus and his followers. Learn anew how we are called to be the inclusive, loving body of Christ, a people who live in joy and bring peace to a world that is eager for good news.

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  • Brightest And Best

    $12.99

    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.

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  • Advent Book Of Days

    $16.99

    Drawing from the medieval tradition of the illuminated Book of Hours, Gregory Cameron has created a collection of visio divina for Advent.

    The aim of this little volume is to give everyone who celebrates Christmas some spiritual food to nurture them through the journey of Advent.

    There is a chapter for each day from December 1 to December 25, with a reflection drawing upon scriptures, history, and legend about the “character” of the day (for example, Gabriel, the Virgin Mary, the Star, the Magi, and of course the Christ Child). The text is augmented by an illustration from the author adapted from famous works of art, depicting various aspects of the Christmas story through the centuries.

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  • My First Advent Storybook

    $8.99

    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.

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  • Twas The Season Of Advent

    $19.99

    Begin a new Advent family tradition with this beautiful celebration of the season! Fill your hearts with joy as you read and reflect on this most special of seasons in our faith.

    From Glenys Nellist, the bestselling author of the Snuggle Time and Love Letters from God series as well as the holiday favorites ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas and ‘Twas the Morning of Easter, comes ‘Twas the Season of Advent, a beautiful and heartwarming celebration of Advent that’s perfect for the entire family. Perfect as a family devotional, each day of Advent is celebrated with stories from the Old and New Testaments, highlighting the promise of Christ’s birth.

    Written in both prose and poetry, ‘Twas the Season of Advent will engage children and adults alike and become a new holiday tradition for families everywhere!

    ‘Twas the Season of Advent:
    *Written in prose and poetry to appeal to all ages, especially 4-8 year olds
    *Brings Advent to life with Scripture as well as the lovely storytelling of Glenys Nellist
    *Beautiful artwork done by Elena Selivanova
    *Perfect gift for the family as they prepare for the Christmas season
    *Portions written in the familiar rhyme scheme of Clement Moore’s Twas the Night Before Christmas
    *Cover features spot UV

    ‘Twas the season of Advent, when all through the earth,
    People were pausing to ponder Christ’s birth.
    The bright lights were hung ’round the doorframes with care
    In hopes that Christmastime soon would be there…
    Prepare the way for the LORD. Isaiah 40:3

    Welcome to the wonderful season of Advent! Do you know what Advent means? It means ‘the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event’. Advent is a time when we wait, and prepare for, and look forward to, the arrival of God’s son, Jesus. But the word Advent is part of a bigger word, too. Can you see it in the word Adventure?

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  • Dawn Of Redeeming Grace

    $15.99

    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.

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  • Expected One : Anticipating All Of Jesus In The Advent (Expanded)

    $12.99

    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.

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  • All The Good Devotions For The Season

    $11.99

    In All the Good: A Wesleyan Way of Christmas, a group of diverse Wesleyan scholars will take you on an Advent journey guided by the practices in John Wesley’s means of grace. In four sessions of study, prayer, and conversation, readers will look at preparing the way for God, the discipline of prayer, the substance of good works, and the recognition of God’s presence with us in communities that are called to serve the world.

    This Advent learn and practice works of mercy and works of piety examining on how God’s love is embodied in communities of faith in the world.

    The devotional contains 28 daily devotions for the four weeks of Advent corresponding to the themes of Altogether Love, Altogether Hope, Altogether Joy, and Altogether Peace. Written by pastors and other leaders, the devotions celebrate and bring together the season of Advent and the best of our Wesleyan heritage.

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  • All The Good Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $14.99

    In All the Good: A Wesleyan Way of Christmas, a group of diverse Wesleyan scholars will take you on an Advent journey guided by the practices in John Wesley’s means of grace. In four sessions of study, prayer, and conversation, readers will look at preparing the way for God, the discipline of prayer, the substance of good works, and the recognition of God’s presence with us in communities that are called to serve the world.

    This Advent learn and practice works of mercy and works of piety examining on how God’s love is embodied in communities of faith in the world.

    The Leader Guide includes session outline for each group meeting with Scripture, prayer, opening activity, discussion questions, activity, and ending call to action.

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  • Heart That Grew Three Sizes (Student/Study Guide)

    $16.99

    We don’t know why the Grinch hated Christmas. We just know he did. If we’re being honest, there’s probably something within the Christmas season celebration that awakens a Grinch within all of us. Maybe the gift we unwrap was all wrong, or memories that were supposed to be joyful never were. When everything seems wrong in the world, even joyful celebrations are much too loud.

    In his new Advent study, Matt Rawle explores the faith themes in the Christmas classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas including how did the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes come Christmas morning? How did Christmas save the Grinch? Could it be that the very thing we think we hate, is the one thing that changes our life?Rediscover and reinvigorate your Christian faith this Advent and Christmas season and look at this familiar classic through the lens of faith.

    Additional components for a four-week Advent study include a DVD featuring Matt Rawle, a comprehensive Leader Guide, and resources for children and youth.

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  • Prepare Him Room

    $16.99

    Christmas is a time of joy and celebration around the world. Though most Christians start out excited about the season, many find themselves sacrificing a sacred pace for the rat race, leaving them feeling more stressed than blessed. When we find ourselves counting the days until the holidays are over, we know it’s time for a holiday reset. In the hurriedness of December, it’s all too easy to forget about the sacredness of the season.

    What if you approached this Advent season with an open heart, with room for God? What if you decided to be expectant that God might move in your midst? What if you made room for the true joy found in the coming of our King? Prepare Him Room invites you to give God sacred space in your holiday season, time to ponder the miracle of Christ within you, and to respond to his astonishing work in your own life.

    As you begin your Christmas preparations this year, journey with bestselling author Susie Larson through Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth, life, death, and ultimate resurrection. Create some space each day, respond to God’s invitation to be still and to let Jesus radically transform you this sacred season. Let earth receive her King!

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  • Surprising God : Advent Devotions For An Uncertain Time

    $17.00

    The world is slowly emerging from the worst global emergency in a century, and the myriad struggles of the contemporary moment-division, isolation, illness, and uncertainty-make living our faith a challenge. For Christians, a number of questions have gained new urgency: Where do we find hope when it seems in such short supply? Where are the signs of God’s peace in this divided world? Where do we find a deeper sense of joy?

    Thomas G. Long and Donyelle C. McCray remind us that these are the questions of Advent in their new daily devotional, A Surprising God. Mindful of the stresses of life today in a world torn apart by conflict, marked by political division, and in the midst of a global health crisis, these devotions for Advent and Christmas invite readers to honest reflection on the challenges of being people of faith in this moment. Long and McCray explore what it means to wait for our salvation, to be open to the surprising thing that God is about to do, and to find hope in God’s choice of the small and the insignificant.

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  • Advent In Plain Sight

    $17.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780664267148ISBN10: 0664267149Jill DuffieldBinding: Trade PaperPublished: August 2021Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Searching For Christmas

    $5.99

    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.

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  • Good Tidings Of Great Joy

    $14.99

    Engage with the story of Jesus’ birth in a unique way that’s sure to become a treasured holiday tradition.

    His coming went unnoticed by most people, but it was foretold from ages past.

    His birth wasn’t announced by royal proclamation, but it was lauded by the angels of heaven.

    There were no servants to attend Him, but shepherds left their flocks and wise men left their homes to catch a glimpse of His glory.

    At Christmastime, we gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus, an event that forever changed our world–and the hearts of billions. And there’s no better way to get in the true Christmas spirit than to immerse yourself in the story of His coming. Good Tidings of Great Joy is the story of the first Christmas as told by the Bible. Every word comes from the New King James Version of the Scriptures, but elements have been arranged to create one unbroken narrative, ideal for reading.

    Thoughtfully designed, this book is the perfect addition to your holiday traditions. Read it together as a family or cozy up near the fireplace by yourself to reflect on the day that the Son of God left His heavenly throne to be placed in a humble manger.

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  • Honest Advent : Awakening To The Wonder Of God-With-Us Then, Here, And Now

    $19.99

    For those who are looking for something honest, something real, something with a little more human grit to it and a little less conventional red and green: Honest Advent offers a new kind of devotional.

    For too many of us, Christmas has lost its wonder. Maybe for you, the joy of the season is painfully dissonant with the hard edges of life right now. Or maybe you feel wearied by the way Christmas has become a polished, predictable brand. Or maybe this sacred story feels too far removed from our world today, a world that’s hard to make sense of.

    But what if the Christmas story is not just something that happened a long time ago . . . but a story that is still happening today? Honest Advent: Awakening to the Wonder of God-with-Us Then, Here, and Now illuminates the astonishing, hope-filled truth that the God who showed up in the hardest parts of our humanity is still doing so today.

    From celebrated artist-storyteller Scott Erickson: 25 days of heart-stirring images and thought-provoking meditations to rekindle the wonder of God-with-Us in this season. Honest Advent creates a space for you to encounter the Incarnate Christ in unexpected places: like a pregnancy announcement in an era of political unrest and empirical bloodshed, the morning sickness of a Middle Eastern teenager, and the shocking biology of birth that goes far beyond the sanitized brand of Christmas as we know it.

    Then, through powerful benedictions, prayers, and questions for honest reflection, you will discover how the wonder of God-with-Us is still happening today: in your unexpected change of plans, your unaccomplished dreams, your overcrowded lodging, your humble stories of new beginnings. In a world that’s difficult to make sense of, and a season that’s so often overtaken by consumerism, find here fresh eyes to see this powerfully sacred story.

    Jesus appeared in a way no one expected: incarnating by way of human vulnerability. He does the exact same thing in our lives today: bringing light and life through our ordinary everyday vulnerabilities.

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  • Better Than Anything Christmas

    $9.99

    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.

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  • Christmas We Didnt Expect

    $15.99

    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.

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