God Broke Through at Christmas
by Bishop Debbie Wallace-Padgett
Just in time for Advent!
God Broke Through at Christmas is the perfect resource for congregations, small groups and individuals wishing to prepare for Christmas.
United Methodist Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett has created a resource to assist both individuals and small groups in spiritual preparation through the Advent season. Each chapter begins with a meditation and study session guide, followed by daily devotionals for the week.
God Breaks Through at Christmas focuses on four different aspects of life transformed by Jesus Christ’s birth, ministry, death and resurrection:
- Nights of the soul
- Seemingly impossible situations
The book concludes with a Christmas Eve mediation, reminding us of the most remarkable breakthrough of all, as God breaks through our hopelessness with hope.
Bishop Wallace-Padgett’s prayer is that as you read and reflect upon the meditations, daily devotionals, and session guides in this book, you will experience God breaking into your life in fresh ways.
What Readers are Saying:
Weaving together stories of her experiences throughout different phases of life, Debbie Wallace Padgett explores the realities and joys of life in faith through the lens of full trust and obedience to God. Readers journey toward the manger together as the anticipation of God breaking through builds each week. Complete with daily challenges and action steps, this devotional is an excellent companion through the Advent season and into the peace and hope made known through the birth of the Christ child.
Bishop Jonathan Holston
In God Breaks Through at Christmas, Bishop Wallace-Padgett has nailed presence, incarnation, Christmas. With depth of spirit and pastoral insight she takes us on the journey of Advent that leads to the only break through that really matters - an encounter with the God we see and know in Jesus Christ.
Bishop Gregory V. Palmer
Bishop Wallace-Padgett’s study takes us on an Advent journey that opens us up to creating/naming our expectation that God breaks into our lives in ways that ultimately give us hope. Any teacher will tell you, we usually get what we expect. When we expect for God to break through silence, challenges, the seemingly impossible, and the chaos of life, we will discover the Christ who brings us the hope of love, light, miracles, and peace.
Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball
Bishop Wallace-Padgett brings a fresh awareness of how God breaks through the limitations and brokenness of our ordinary lives to receive God’s gift of Jesus Christ. Her devout understanding offers hope to all who wait and long for new
life; for all who pray, “Come, Lord Jesus.”
Bishop Paul L. Leeland
While Christmas is a time of joy and celebration for some, others find it a difficult time of year. Regardless of where you find yourself in this advent season, you’ll find Bishop Wallace-Padgett’s devotion to be a beautiful breakthrough journey of peace and hope.
Kay Kotan, author of Being the Church in a Post-Pandemic World