We get so caught up preparing for Christmas - Christmas decorations, buying presents, and planning meals. But what about preparing spiritually? Ciuciu has written this book to help us focus on Jesus during the Christmas season.
I really like the format of this book. The reading for Sunday can be used in a family setting. There are passages to read aloud, a Scripture to read, discussion questions and a carol to sing. The readings for the weekdays contain short reflections on the names of Jesus. Each one of them has a challenge, a prayer, and Scripture for further study.
Ciuciu writes how she came to appreciate the practice of celebrating Advent on Sundays in church. She realized she could also worship Jesus for who He is at home by meditating on a different name each day. The idea for this book of Advent devotions was born.
I highly recommend this book for family and individual use. “We all suffer from soul amnesia,” Ciuciu writes. (13) This book has helped me remember who Jesus is and what He has done for us. The daily readings have helped keep my focus on Jesus in the midst of all the bustle.
You can receive a sampler of the devotions at https://onethingalone.com/unwrapping-names-of-jesus-devotional/.
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My rating: 5/5 stars.
Asheritah Ciuciu is an author, speaker, and blogger. She grew up in Romania as a missionary kid and studies English and Women's Ministry at Cedarville University in Ohio. She shares personal stories and practical tips at https://onethingalone.com/. She is also a regular contributor at forthefamily.org and ungrind.com. She and her husband raise their children in northeast Ohio.
Moody Publishers, 128 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.