This weekend, we began the Advent season at Regeneration—one of our favorite times in the church year. Advent literally means “the arrival,” and is celebrated by the church yearly as a way to refocus on what Christmas is all about.
Celebrating Advent daily, in-between Sundays, is the difference between a good Advent and a great one. With that in mind, here are a few resources to consider:
He Reads Truth and She Reads Truth
HRT and SRT are smart-phone apps that offer really great, really readable devotionals year round. This year, both HRT and SRT are exploring Old Testament passages to show how Jesus is the Truest and Best King. You can download the app to your phone via the App Store or Google Play.
Living the Christian Year by Bobby Gross
This is one of the best books on Advent, and the Christian year in general—offering historical background to each season of the Church year, and excellent devotions and readings in each season. (You can find it on Amazon.)
God is in the Manger by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Bonhoeffer is one of history’s most profound Christian writers. In this collection of his reflections on Advent and Christmas, there is a raw honesty to his words, often penned in prison, that fills each page with bright hope. (You can also find this at Amazon!)
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Whatever you do to inhabit this season, don’t forget to check out Regeneration each Sunday night at 6 for our series, Christmas Is.