Monday, November 24, 2014

"Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent & Christmas"

The weeks before Christmas can be so hectic that when I was given the opportunity to review "Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas", I jumped at the chance.

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.

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