>Advent Begins November 28

>My husband and I decided to start celebrating the Advent few years ago. It was certainly not an easy decision; we really wanted to do it, but living in a Catholic country where these kind of traditions have always been associated by Evangelicals with paganism and idolatry was not easy.  We prayed, we marked the calendar, and our family was blessed indeed!

Noël Piper says about Advent,

“For four weeks, it’s as if we’re re-enacting, remembering the thousands of years God’s people were anticipating and longing for the coming of God’s salvation, for Jesus. That’s what advent means—coming. Even God’s men who foretold the grace that was to come didn’t know “what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating.” They were waiting, but they didn’t know what God’s salvation would look like.” (source) 

Today, as the time approaches I want to suggest to you several resources that have been a blessing in our home as we wait, as we sit around the Family Table and read about His glorious coming.

The Innkeeper, by John Piper

we have not read this, maybe this year we will use it…

Another book I found that looks great is this, The Christ of Christmas; have you read it?

Buy here.

Update:
I am sorry friends! I forgot to include this CD earlier. (It is one of my favorites!)

Buy it here (it is on sale right now!)

More Christmas music can be found here.

Do you have any other books, sermons, or music you would like to suggest us for this season? 

We would love to hear about them!

 Today I am grateful because we can treasure God in our traditions!

Remember that we will be celebrating the Incarnation of our Lord at Daily On My Way to Heaven,  you are invited to join us! Link to your blog post every Wednesday on December; tell us how do you keep a Jesus centered Christmas.

8 thoughts on “>Advent Begins November 28

  1. >Becky, Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful Advent resources!I can't even begin to tell you what a joy it was to hear your voice yesterday! Thank you so much for calling. I truly hope that we can meet in person next summer when you are up in this part of the world! God's riches blessings be upon you and yours this holiday season!

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  2. >I love Advent! But then I'm a fan of the liturgical calendar in general because I think it's such a great teaching tool. I'm looking forward to your series on the Incarnation.And 'cause I'm too tired tonight to skip over to your Philippians post . . . it turns out our church's Ladies' Bible Study is going to finish out the year with Philippians! 🙂 I guess I'm meant to study that epistle no matter what! :)God bless!

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  3. >Great list, Becky. We have several of these resources, too. And, we're new to Advent as well. Only for the past two or three years. I'll be sharing later one of our new traditions for celebrating it. Thanks for taking the time to link to these books and music, etc.!

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