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
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