40 Days of Christmas: Celebrating the Glory of Our Savior


by: Castleberry, Joseph
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description Who wants Christmas just one day a year? Celebrate for forty days!   Do you find your attention consumed by the pressures of the Christmas season—capturing the perfect Christmas card photo, finding the perfect gift, serving the perfect meal, or creating the perfect experience for your family? It’s all too easy to lose sight of what is important. With daily Scriptures, inspirational readings, and uplifting prayers,  40 Days of Christmas is a devotional designed to help you enjoy three of the traditional church calendar seasons. Prepare your heart during Advent, rejoice in His birth at Christmas, and reveal the light of Christ on Epiphany. Focus on the richness of God’s presence during this period of fuss and feasting as you celebrate the glory of the Savior. Every good thing you associate with Christmas flows from God’s Spirit, and the Spirit of Christmas can remain with you and your family all year long. Review Being a genuine Kringel, I believe my endorsement carries some weight on Christmas. As a pastor, I am always looking for new ways to present fresh looks at key holiday moments. 40 Days of Christmas presents one day after another of life-giving thoughts and takeaways. Pastors will want this book as a resource for messages but also for personal reflection. - Kevin Kringel, lead pastor, Life Church, Roscoe, Illinois and author of Relevant Acts 40 Days of Christmas is outstanding! I look forward to rereading it with my family during the Christmas season. Both meaningful and inspiring, this book truly captures the essence of what Christmas is all about. The eye-opening message will challenge you, and the daily prayers will encourage and strengthen your faith. This devotional will take you deeper in your personal relationship with Christ as you discover the true spirit of Christmas. - Billy Welch, lead pastor, North Pole Assembly of God, North Pole, Alaska 40 Days of Christmas is a real gem! As a one-day celebration, Christmas seems to pass all too quickly. We rarely take the time to adequately reflect on its meaning. Castleberry’s book uses the forty days of Christmas to offer us a powerful alternative. Start each of these forty days reading a biblical text followed by a Christmas devotion and a prayer. Every devotion will open your heart and enlighten your mind. So many interesting insights to ponder. Believe me, you’ll treasure this book and want to share it with others! - Frank D. Macchia, D. Theol., D.D., theologian, Vanguard University of Southern California and Bangor University, Wales (UK) 40 Days of Christmas makes the familiar story of Christmas come alive for its readers. It is filled with fresh insights, new perspectives, profound theology, and helpful observations. I’ve preached about Christmas for twenty years, and I learned something new on almost every page that deepened my love for and understanding of Christmas. Staying close to the text, Castleberry offers helpful observations on everything from Christmas trees, Christmas music, Santa Claus, and the liturgical calendar, and uses it all to add depth, meaning, and a heartfelt connection to the Christmas story. 40 Days of Christmas offers reflections that are new, interesting, and right. This will change how you go through the Christmas season. - Scott Dudley, senior pastor, Bellevue Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, Washington This devotional takes the reader through Scripture, adding stories and thoughts that point the way to Jesus Christ. The tone of the devotional is so inviting. It’s as if you are having a conversation over a cup of coffee about the things that matter to God. Well written for the forty days of Advent, this devotional will be picked up each season of every year. - Shirley V. Hoogstra, president, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Rarely can you read something in two minutes that changes the way you see something you have been familiar with your entire life. If you give two mi


Product Code: 9781424557578
ISBN: 1424557577
Publisher: Broadstreet Publishing Group, LLC
Publication Date: 2018-10-02
Number of Pages: 144 pages
Languages: english
Edition: No Information
Dimension: 4.76 x 0.63 x 6.77 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.32 pounds