Thursday, January 11, 2018
Unwrapping the Names of Jesus
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How to focus on Christ during Advent
Most Christians agree that Christmas is all about Jesus, yet most of us spend little time preparing our hearts to celebrate Him. Why is this? Partly because we don’t know how.
In Unwrapping the Names of Jesus, Asheritah Ciuciu leads readers through the four weeks of Advent (Hope, Preparation, Joy, and Love). Each week:
Begins with an interactive family devotional that equips readers to celebrate Advent together
Offers five daily reflections that focus on that week's name of Jesus
Includes suggestions for fun-filled family activities or service projects
This devotional can be used by readers in their own personal worship times or as a tool to engage in family worship during the busy holiday season. Either way, participants will gain a greater sense of awe and wonder at who Jesus is.
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!"
My thoughts: I wish this book had arrived sooner! I still found this devotional fun, though it is one that I will be revisiting this December to make the most about it. I like that the devotionals have more to them, they aren't too short (nor drag out). My favorite part about this book is the weekly activities it suggests, everything from adopting a family to talking to family members about their favorite Christmas memories, taking hot cocoa to the local homeless to reaching out to those spending their holidays in the hospital. This is an excellent advent devotional!
I received this book from Moody in exchange for my honest review.