Hardback Version: The Voices of Christmas
By Rachel Gilmore & Kay Kotan
Are you ready yet? Advent is a time to get ready to celebrate the birth of Christ. While many of us look forward to the activities of Christmas – from caroling to decorating Christmas trees and finding the perfect gift for someone special – the best gift we can give to God and ourselves is to take time each day to focus on what this season is all about.
Authors Rachel Gilmore and Kotan offer this daily devotional to help you explore the theme of “hope” more deeply. You are invited to join the authors on this journey of HOPE towards Christmas. Each week you will be offered a deeper insight into one of the four elements of HOPE:
- Opportunities, especially opportunities to give
- and receive love
- Experiences of joy
These themes are explored through the unique journeys of six prominent characters in the Christmas story. On the first day of each week you will be introduced to the theme and scripture of the week. On days two through six, we will explore the theme through the lenses of the characters and their voices, then offering reflective questions. On the seventh day of each week, you will find a summary of the week, as well as additional questions for your personal reflection or processing in your small group.
Advent can be a busy season for so many of us, with parties to attend, presents to buy and meals to prepare. Take time each day to slow down and explore these elements of HOPE, and by doing so, find hope born anew in you this year!