This December take a look at these books to help you journey though Advent.

For Adults

“Advent and Christmas With Mary” by Dr. Mary Amore

Prepare for and celebrate Christ’s coming with brief daily meditations for the Advent and Christmas seasons. Scripture, personal reflection, a question to think about or act to consider, and a short prayer to Mary are sure to touch your heart and lead you to a deeper relationship with Jesus and his mother, Mary.

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“The Advent of Christ: Scripture Reflections to Prepare for Christmas” by Edward Sri

Perhaps the Christmas story has become almost too familiar. A virgin giving birth. A child laid in a manger. Shepherds greeted by angels. The Christmas story has become so familiar that the profound, even shocking, nature of the incarnation might be overlooked. But what if we had never heard the story before? What if we were hearing it for the first time, like the first-century Jews? These events certainly would not be taken for granted—they would signal something new: the dawning of the long-awaited Messiah.

This Advent, put yourself in that ancient Jewish world. Containing an entry for each day of Advent and continuing through the Christmas season, Dr. Ted Sri will help you to discover spiritual treasures in the Gospels and gain a new understanding of the coming of Christ.

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For Families

“Is It Christmas Yet? Making Advent Fun & Meaningful for Your Family” by Angela Burrin

Bring your family together during a season that is often too busy, and draw your children closer to Jesus by sharing the meaning of Advent and Christmas. Beloved children’s author Angela Burrin invites you to do just that. With conversation starters, inspiring reflections, short prayers, and ideas for activities and service projects, this booklet will leave your family filled with hope this Advent and ready to welcome the long-awaited king on Christmas Day. 

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For Children

“The Advent of Christmas” by Matt Maher

Count down the days and weeks to Christmas morning with multi-award-winning songwriter and recording artist, Matt Maher, and his debut children’s book: The Advent of Christmas. This joyful Christmas picture book teaches little ones aged 2-10 years the glory of God and spiritual meaning of Advent.

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