Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | December 2, 2010

“Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room”–a devotional for Advent


Every year about mid-November finds me searching for a family devotion for Advent.  It’s hard to find one that is appropriate for all ages.  They are either too simple, too theological or too long.  Now, Nancy Guthrie (also the author of “Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament” which I reviewed several weeks ago) has written a daily devotion for the month of December that the whole family can participate in and learn from.

Each day gives a short reading followed by a short prayer and discussion starters.  Hymns are also included as well as a note page to enter questions or comments made during the family discussion time.  Guthrie’s devotional is an easy way to get the family together to discuss the real meaning of Christmas and to prepare hearts for Christmas day.  It is a great way to wind down after a busy day of preparations and focusing on what’s really important.

Light a candle, curl up by the fire and generate memories as a family with these devotions or use them as a personal, individual devotion.   Either way, preparing our hearts for the season is more important than preparing our homes.  Take time out from the busyness of the season and spend some time in the presence of God.  Guthrie does an excellent job of adding questions small children and adults can answer.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers as part of their blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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