It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Every December, I love to find a new Advent devotional and/or revisit an older one. Below are a couple of recommendations.

Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ by Fleming Rutledge

Come Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Devotional for Advent by Paul David Tripp

The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent by John Piper

Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus: Experiencing the Peace and Promise of Christmas edited by Nancy Guthrie

Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Jesus Christ by Tim Keller

Waiting Here for You: An Advent Journey of Hope by Louie Giglio

*Repeat the Sounding Joy: A Daily Advent Devotional from Luke 1-2 by Christopher Ash

*The Advent of the Lamb of God (Retelling the Story) by Russ Ramsey

*Celebrating Abundance: Devotions for Advent by Walter Brueggemann

*I have not read these titles, but trust the authors.


I also LOVE Christmas music! Here are several album recommendations that are fast becoming an “every year” must for me:

Andrew Peterson¬† “Behold the Lamb of God”

Future of Forestry “Light Has Come”

Josh Garrels “The Light Came Down”

Young Oceans “Advent”

Shane and Shane “A Worship Initiative” Vol 1 & Vol 2

Chris Tomlin “Adore”

Chris Tomlin “Glory in the Highest”

Casting Crowns “It’s Finally Christmas”

Casting Crowns “Peace on Earth”

Lindsey Sterling “Warmer in the Winter”

A fantastic list (where I found several of these titles) can be found here.