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STAR OF WONDER by Angela Hunt
GENRE: Advent Devotional (Christian)
PUBLISHER: Bethany House Publishers
RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2023
Come, Rediscover the Wonder and Reality of the Very First Christmas
We all love the Christmas season, but have we buried the truth of the day?
Bestselling author Angela Hunt weaves together visceral storytelling with overlooked biblical historical truths to help you rediscover the places, people, prophecies, and purpose of Christmas. Each of the engaging twenty-five devotions includes scriptural insights, historical facts, and personal application, which–along with weekly family activities–will have everyone saying, “I didn’t know that!” as the Nativity comes to life anew.
Explore Bethlehem and Nazareth. Walk with Mary, Joseph, and others. Be amazed by the words of the prophets of old. And be warmed by God’s great purpose that culminated in the birth of the Messiah.
Star of Wonder is perfect as an individual Advent devotional or for family and small group study. You will see Christmas with new eyes, create lasting holiday memories, and shine light on the wonder of that night so long ago.
“This Advent devotional is written with passion, showing patterns and prophecies that filled me with renewed hope and wonder.”–FRANCINE RIVERS, bestselling author of The Lady’s Mine and Redeeming Love
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When I began researching my novel The Shepherd’s Wife, I was surprised to discover that few first-century families in Israel kept sheep. I had assumed most families kept livestock because Jesus told so many stories about sheep, lambs, and shepherds.
I then learned that at the time, arable land was too precious to designate for farm animals because it was needed to grow crops. Families or communities might keep a few chickens and a goat for milk and cheese, but few folks kept flocks of sheep.
Shepherds and tanners were almost always unclean because they were in frequent contact with dead or sick animals. They were forbidden to enter the Temple in a state of ritual uncleanness, and no one could touch them without becoming unclean themselves. So extreme was the prejudice against shepherds that they were considered liars and not allowed to bear witness in a court of law.
But when Jesus was born, our merciful God sent holy messengers, not to kings or priests, but to shepherds. He looked out at those fields, saw the lowliest of the low, and sent heralds to invite them to meet the newborn king before anyone else.
A Moment for Wonder
What did the shepherds do after hearing this amazing news? They ran out to find Jesus, then returned to their fields, wide awake with excitement. The next day they spread the news when they delivered the day’s sacrificial animals to the Temple courtyard.
God gives everyone a voice . . . and a choice. Ask the Lord to show you how you can use both to honor Him this Christmas.
(2) winners will receive one Angela Hunt book released by Bethany House Publishers from the last two years (winner’s choice)!
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