How are you and your family moving through Advent this year? A friend of mine clued me in to this free resource from Desiring God ministries. We are taking time to read the Advent devotional at our dinner table. It’s caused some deep conversations with our sons.
Good News of Great Joy is a series of 21 Advent readings by John Piper to challenge the reader to look for ways to adore Christ this Christmas season. It’s easy to move through this season without taking the time to, or even understanding what it means to adore Christ.
This is a free e-book available for all e-readers by clicking here.
It’s not too late to jump into these readings. They will take you less than 5 minutes to get through each reading, but your discussion may take you longer. That is a good thing!
One other note on this book. I think the preface to this book, written by David Mathis, the Executive Editor of Desiring God Ministries was the best description of why we do Advent that I’ve ever read.
I don’t have a Kindle . . . yet. But, I’m hoping to purchase one soon. You don’t need to have a Kindle to read Kindle books. You can download free software and read the books right on your computer or smart phone.
Right now, Amazon is offering a couple of terrific books for free. The first is Lee Strobel’s book, The Case for Christmas. You can download the book by clicking here.
The book is a quick read and offers compelling evidence that Jesus Christ truly is the Messiah that was prophesied in the Old Testament.
The second, and by far the best book being offered on Kindle for free is the English Standard Version of the Bible. I love this translation of the Bible. It is what I use for most of my personal study time. The ESV is probably the most faithful translation of the Bible from the original languages that we have in the English language have.
I highly recommend this translation of the Bible. You may download it for free by clicking here.