Happy Tuesday! We have a freebie week today for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) so I decided to focus on CHRISTmas Books for this advent season, books that point our focus back to the whole point of the holiday. (Check out my fiction list too!)
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All Is Bright by Nancy Guthrie & Lizzie Preston (Tyndale Momentum, 2016)
The perfect gift for the creatives and coloring-book lovers in your life! Includes bonus activities and kid-friendly coloring pages for the whole family!
The Women of Christmas by Liz Curtis Higgs (WaterBrook, 2013)
Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs explores the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, unwrapping each verse with tender care and introducing you afresh to The Women of Christmas.
The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp (Tyndale, 2013)
In what is certain to become an instant holiday classic, Voskamp reaches back into the pages of the Old Testament to explore the lineage of Jesus — the greatest gift — through the majestic advent tradition of “The Jesse Tree”…
Total Christmas Makeover by Melissa Spoelstra (Abingdon, 2017)
This 31-day devotional presents key scriptures, ideas to implement with each reading, and questions for reflection to guide you in rediscovering rituals, relationship, and rest to connect you more deeply with Christ this holiday season.
The Beautiful Word for Christmas by Mary E. DeMuth (Zondervan, 2017)
Read the Christmas story like never before with favorite scriptures hand-lettered and illustrated. Celebrate the wondrous birth of Christ with 31 devotionals that will point each day to the Savor.
Unwrapping the Names of Jesus by Asheritah Ciuciu (Moody, 2018)
Each week begins with an interactive family devotional that equips readers to celebrate Advent together, offers five daily reflections that focus on that week’s name of Jesus, and includes suggestions for fun-filled family activities or service projects
Heart & Home for Christmas by Victoria Duerstock (Abingdon, 2019)
Duerstock brings her mission to inspire hope for God’s purpose, and her 20 years of experience in the furniture and design industry together, connecting Scripture with design elements and easy decorating tips in a way that reflects the true spirit of Christmas.
In the Manger by Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson, 2012)
Best-selling author Max Lucado, invites readers to witness the birth of Christ as they’ve never seen it before, through twenty-five inspirational selections from his most popular books.
Jesus Calling for Christmas by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson, 2018)
Are your holidays too hectic? Take a few minutes to savor the season with this beautiful Christmas edition of Jesus Calling devotions, a perfect gift that includes 50 short selections along with festive and breathtaking imagery.
From Heaven by A. W. Tozer (Moody, 2016)
Advent is as much about looking back as it is looking ahead—back to Christ’s incarnation, ahead to His return. From Heaven combines A. W. Tozer’s best reflections on these two themes to help us better appreciate the season of Advent.
Loving My Actual Christmas by Alexandra Kuykendall (Baker, 2017)
Alexandra Kuykendall shares with readers her own personal experiment to be completely present in her life as it is during the holiday season. Addressing the themes of Advent and Christmas, she reflects on hope, love, joy, peace, and relishing the season, with practical pullouts on common Christmas stressors, such as finances, schedules, and extended family
He Is: An Advent Study on the Attributes of God (Sacred Holidays, 2018)
Do you know who you are really celebrating? Do you know who HE IS? Although we’re quick to reply with the Sunday School answer, “Jesus,” we all struggle to make the truth of who He is a reality amidst the craziness of Christmas. God is so big, so glorious, and so holy, the thought of Him can be overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be.
What about you? What do you do to keep your heart focused on the true meaning of Christmas? Do you have any favorite CHRISTmas books that helps you do that during the Advent season?