Not Just for Christmas – “Come, Let Us Adore Him”

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They’re not just for Christmas.

I read two Christmas devotional books in December. One was a contemplative “doing” book, which I loved. (See Ordering Our Affections: Advent here)

The second was Paul David Tripp’s book Come, Let Us Adore Him, which I also loved.

“Jesus’s birth is both the worst and the best news ever, and understanding both will change your life forever.”
– Paul David Tripp


I share Come, Let Us Adore with you now because it’s not just for December. It’s good for any month of your year.

It’s divided into 31 short devotionals, one for each day, and it’s held together by hope.

“The Christmas story clearly shows that the hope of the universe is a person.”

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“Hope will never be found if you look horizontally. True hope is found only when you look for it vertically. It’s not enough to say that God gives us hope. What the Christmas story declares to us is that God is hope.”

While I don’t always agree with Tripp’s theology, we do agree on the core matters. Such as grace. And if there’s one thing this book is full of, it is grace.

“Grace is a person, and his name is Jesus.”

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“So what we all need to confess is that denying our need for grace is more natural for us than confessing our need for grace.”

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“It takes grace to confess our need for grace.”

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“Past grace is your guarantee of present grace and of all the future graces you will ever need.”

If you’re looking for a small but meaty devotional any time this year, I recommend Come, Let Us Adore. Let it capture your heart with the beauty of Jesus like it did mine.

What has captured the wonder of our hearts will control the way we live.”

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Do you have a favorite devotional book for any time of the year? Did you read a devotional book this Christmas? Please share in the comments.

My thanks to Crossway
for the review copy of this book

13 thoughts on “Not Just for Christmas – “Come, Let Us Adore Him”

  1. Diana

    I love your review for the book” Come , let us adore”

    Hope you had a joyful Christmas and a wanted to wish you a Blessed NEw YEar!

    Visiting you from #Inspirememonday

  2. Michele Morin

    I’m so glad you shared this book AFTER Christmas. We can be so compartmentalized sometimes that we miss out on blessings. December is just too short a month to cram in all the good things there are to read. I’ve enjoyed Tripp’s words on Desiring God podcasts, so I’m sure I’d enjoy this devotional.

  3. Anonymous

    I first heard of Paul David Tripp because he appears in several of the GriefShare video lessons. I looked at this book but didn’t buy it. Your post inspires me to get it now.

  4. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    Looks like a good devotional; Barb reads them, and I will pass it on.

    Interesting thing about hope; when it fades and God seems far away, there’s still discipline, the mental willingness (allied, certainly, with the physical) to keep oneself ready for when and if hope’s embers might stir again. The discipline to have faith because it’s defined by what’s not seen, to care because one once cared, and to keep loving because one once felt loved.

  5. bill (cycleguy)

    Hi Lisa! I’m so glad you read, reviewed and recommended this book. I have been through it three times already- I read two chapters a day in october (got it in the middle of the month); then one chapter for November and December. I reviewed it here: Like you I may not always agree with PDT’s theology, but wow the meat in this devotional for “Christmas” is amazing! Each time I read it I used a different color pen and looked for something new each time. I will do that again later this year. I do recommend his New Morning Mercies for a 365 daily devotional.

  6. June

    I downloaded A. W. Tozer’s advent devotional this year but never started it. I started the new year with Timothy Keller’s The Songs of Jesus which is a daily devotional in the book of Psalms. I really love his writing. Tripp’s devotional sounds like another winner – thanks for sharing, Lisa! Have a blessed week!

  7. Mary Geisen

    I did not read a devotional for Advent/Christmas this year. I felt God calling me to be quiet with him and in the past sometimes focusing on a devotional has pulled me away from the real quiet. I tend to be an all in girl and want to be perfect so when reading a devotional that becomes my focus instead of God.

    On another note, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this devotional.

  8. Trudy

    Thank you, Lisa. This book sounds great. I especially love how the author says that grace is a Person whose name is Jesus and that God not only gives us hope, but He is Hope. Also what you write about how we should adore Jesus every day, not just at Christmas. Love and hugs to you!

  9. Barbara H.

    I have not read much of Tripp, so I don’t know much about where he stands on things. But this sounds very much worth looking into.

    I read a new one Gospel Meditations for Christmas by Chris Anderson, Joe Tyrpak, and Michael Barrett. Like you said of this book, the truths in it are eternal and good for any time of year.

    P.S. I remembered to look in the name, email, and website boxes this time! And it did have Trudy’s information still there. I guess it’s not a major problem as long as I remember to look before posting the comment, except that some people might not want their email address out there for others to see. Is this happening to anyone else but me?

  10. Jean Wise

    You can never have too much grace. I am now looking around for a Lenten devotional since Lent starts Feb 14. Just purchased. Holy Solitude. will let you know how it is. You are a great source of good reading. Thanks Lisa

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