The Advent of Christ: Scripture Reflections to Prepare for Christmas
Written by one of today's most popular teachers on Scripture
Reemphasizes the greatness and wonder of the coming of Christ
Reflections for every day of Advent through January 1
Each commentary includes Scriptural references and a prayer
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 mystery 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? The events certainly would not be taken for granted-they would signal something new: the dawning of the long-awaited Messiah.