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Christmas and Advent

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Christmas Story, The

Christmas Story, The

by Loren Bishop

The Christmas Story is the story of Jesus' birth and the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies can be used at Christmas and as a Bible study to use during Advent. Using traditional wording from Matthew and Luke's Gospels, and beautifully illustrated, this resource starts with the angelic announcement of John the Baptist's birth and the angel Ga… Read more…

Celebrating Advent Family Devotions and Activities for the Christmas Season

Celebrating Advent Family Devotions and Activities for the Christmas Season

by Ann Hibbard

In our consumer culture, it can be difficult to help our kids understand the true meaning of the Christmas season. In Celebrating Advent, author Ann Hibbard has created a way for parents to set aside a daily time during Advent to talk with their kids about the spiritual meaning the season holds. She shares practical steps that you can take to make Christmas … Read more…

Come and Behold Him

Come and Behold Him

by Brian Simmons

Prepare yourself to celebrate the real reason for the season—Jesus! Beginning with the first day of Advent, this four-week devotional will take you through the entire Christmas season with twenty-one readings organized around the weekly themes of Advent. Through short, engaging reflections on hope, peace, joy, and love… Read more…

The Story of Christmas

The Story of Christmas

by Brian Simmons

Read the Christmas story with passion as you celebrate the birth of Christ! Jesus. Born over two thousand years ago, his life continues to shape and shake the world today. The Story of Christmas includes the foretelling of his coming to earth by prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah, the biographical account of his birth as told by Matthew and Luke… Read more…

52 Little Lessons from a Christmas Carol

52 Little Lessons from a Christmas Carol

by Bob Welch

Gold Medallion Award-winner Bob Welch crafts 52 nuggets of Bible-based wisdom from one of the most popular novels of all time, A Christmas Carol. “For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.” “No space of regret can make amends for one life’s o… Read more…

Because of Bethlehem (with Bonus Content)

Because of Bethlehem (with Bonus Content)

by Max Lucado

This eBook includes the full text of the book plus the Max Lucado novella, An Angel's Story.  Max Lucado loves Christmas. Let the sleigh bells ring. Let the carolers sing. The more Santas the merrier. The more trees the better. He loves it because somewhere someone will ask the Christmas questions: What’s the big deal about the baby in… Read more…

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C Is for Christmas The History, Personalities, and Meaning of Christ's Birth

C Is for Christmas The History, Personalities, and Meaning of Christ's Birth

by Warren W. Wiersbe and David W. Wiersbe

Throughout the centuries, so many traditions have woven themselves into the celebration of Christmas that it's difficult to understand just what the season of Christ's birth is all about. Now beloved writer Warren W. Wiersbe and his son, fellow pastor David W. Wiersbe give adults their very own A to Z Christmas primer, cutting through the wrapping pa… Read more…

Case for Christmas

Case for Christmas

by Lee Strobel and Lee Strobel

Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God. Who was he—really? And how can you know for sure? Consulting exp… Read more…

Celebrate Jesus

Celebrate Jesus

by Charles Swindoll

The world changed forever one Bethlehem night. Best-selling author Charles R. Swindoll invites us to sit back and enjoy his personal and engaging retelling of the first Christmas story. Combining both regal mystery and humble human experience, the book focuses on the story of Gabriel, leading up to the birth of Christ. Celebrate Jesus provides biblical insig… Read more…

Come Let Us Adore Him

Come Let Us Adore Him

by Robert Morgan

Rob Morgan's unmistakable talent for storytelling continues as he reacquaints people with the Christmas hymns that are so true to the tradition of Christmas. In Come Let Us Adore Him, Rob shares his historical findings about these great hymns, their writers and composers, and other nuggets that engage readers more deeply in the beloved music of the Chris… Read more…

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Dawning of Indestructible Joy

Dawning of Indestructible Joy

by John Piper and John Piper

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 … Read more…

Devotions for Christmas

Devotions for Christmas

by Zondervan

In the swirling busyness of December, take a moment to relax and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas We all know that Christmas is a time to celebrate Christ the King born to us, to enjoy our family and friends, and to indulge in those annual traditions we look forward to every year. But even though we may understand the true reason for the se… Read more…

God Rest Ye Merry: Why Christmas Is the Foundation for Everything

God Rest Ye Merry: Why Christmas Is the Foundation for Everything

by Douglas Wilson

The repetition of Christmas traditions can appear to dull the powerful nature of the holiday. God Rest Ye Merry is meant to rekindle the Christian's understanding of Advent on every front, from politics to shopping to uproarious celebration. Pastor Douglas Wilson critiques false reasons for the season (and false objections to it), teac… Read more…

Immanuel

Immanuel

by Ann Spangler and Ann Spangler

Ann Spangler believes it’s possible to transform the crazy, wonderful, stressful season we call Christmas into one of greater peace and deeper joy by recovering the gift of Advent. For hundreds of years, Christians have prepared for Christmas by carefully observing the four-week season leading up to it. What’s more, when Christmas did arrive, th… Read more…

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Preparing for Jesus

Preparing for Jesus

by Walter WangerinJr.

In Preparing for Jesus, best-selling author and master storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr. recreates verbal images of the events surrounding the Advent of Christ, offering a devotional journey into the heart of the Christmas season. Through rich detail and vivid images, these moving meditations make Christ's birth both intimate and immediate, allowing us to … Read more…

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Red, The Color of Christmas

Red, The Color of Christmas

by Greg Laurie

RED IS THE COLOR... of softly glowing candles on a frosty night, bright holly berries, lights on the tree, and the big bow on the festive wreath at your front door. But that s not why red is the color of Christmas. Red is also the color of the blood that Jesus the Redeemer shed on the cross for the sins of the whole world. That beautiful Baby in the manger a… Read more…

The Heart of Christmas: A Devotional for the Season

The Heart of Christmas: A Devotional for the Season

by Hank Hanegraaff

Have Yourself a Historical and Inspirational Christmas! Let the Christ of Christmas prepare your heart for the celebration of His birth through a devotional journey beginning December 1st and climaxing Christmas day. Each of the twenty-five devotions includes a Scripture reading, carol, and questions for meditation and discussion. The ac… Read more…