First of all, the readings start on November 24. As I actually received the book on that date was awesome. But for me, unfortunately, that is pretty much where it ended. I recognized many of the authors, all of whom, I am sure, are great men and women of God. But to be able to sit down and read a devotion without feeling like I was back in my conservative Lutheran church being preached at from a pulpit (and I was trying with all my might to stay awake and aware) was very difficult for me.
I am positive that there are those who would read this book and be truly edified by it (hello Dad!), but for me, I guess I'm not "educated" enough to appreciate this book for what it is. What I do appreciate, though, is the reminder to slow down during the Advent season and remember what Christmas is truly about.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Plough Publishing House via Handlebar Publishing in exchange for my honest opinion.