The holiday season is a special time of year. Yet, we often become overcome by the busyness and chaos of the hustle and bustle. This season, take the time to reflect on the Advent season and transform the busyness into a life-changing encounter with God. This download is designed to help you explore the meaning of Advent and how it can impact us spiritually. Our hope is that through these articles and questions, your own Advent observation will begin as you focus your thoughts on Emmanuel who came to his people—and who is coming again some day.
A collection of Bible-based articles and resources to use for yourself or with a group of other women.
Living the Story
by Kellie B. Trujillo
How to use “Rediscovering Advent” for a group study.
The Messiah we wait for.
by Bonnie McMaken
In our rush toward Christmas, we truncate the celebration.
by Stanley Grenz
Advent: Close Encounters of A Liturgical Kind
Where Advent comes from - and why it's beginning to matter to me.
by Chris Armstrong
The Obstacles of Advent
How our church combats the busyness and materialism of the season.
by Skye Jethani
Slower Than Christmas
Advent helps us reflect on what it means to wait for promises to turn into realities.
by Patti Kirk
The Adventure of Advent
9 ideas for transforming the season.
by Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence and Kellie B. Trujillo
Books to help you further.
Total number of pages - 43
Permission: Make up to 1,000 copies for use in your local church.