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All Creation Waits

All Creation Waits

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A special gift edition of the bestselling book for Advent that reveals the wisdom and wonder of animals in the natural world

In twenty-five portraits depicting how wild animals of the northern hemisphere ingeniously adapt when darkness and cold descend, we see and hear as if for the first time the ancient wisdom of Advent: The dark is not an end but the way a new beginning comes. Short, daily reflections capture in vivid detail the intricate and astonishing ways that familiar animals, from the honeybee to the porcupine, prepare for winter. Each day's reading is paired with a charming original woodcut illustration. Anyone who feels tired of the consumer hype of "the holiday season" will be refreshed and awakened to the eternal truth the natural world reveals.

This special gift edition:

  • Includes a new introduction, with suggestions for how the book can be used during Advent

  • Features inspirational thoughts from men and women through the ages - scientists, poets, and philosophers - who have found God through the beauty of creation

  • Includes an Afterword, bringing readers up to date on what has happened since All Creation Waits was first published

  • Invites quiet reflection during an often-chaotic holiday season

  • Prompts meaningful conversations between children and adults, church groups, book clubs, creation care classes, and much more

  • Written with quiet passion and backed by extensive research, All Creation Waits has captured the minds and hearts of thousands of readers of all ages, from children to adults. Gayle Boss invites us to realize that God can be known in all creatures, and that paying attention to these creatures makes us more fully human, more fully ourselves.

    "The practice of Advent has always been about helping us to grasp the mystery of a new beginning out of what looks like death. Other-than-human creatures--sprung, like us, from the Source of Life--manifest this mystery without question or doubt. The more I'm with animals and the more I learn about them, the more I know they can be more than our companions on this planet. They can be our guides. They can be to us 'a book about God...a word of God, ' the God who comes, even in the darkest season, to bring us a new beginning." --from All Creation Waits

    Gift of the Nutcracker

    Gift of the Nutcracker

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    "The Nutcracker" is a delightful and whimsical Christmas classic that children and adults look forward to every year. First performed in 1892, the music, dance, and story of this classic hold a special place in our cultural Christmas celebrations.

    In The Gift of the Nutcracker, Matt Rawle, author of The Redemption of Scrooge, explores the story to help us understand God's greatest gift of the Christ child, and the kingdom Christ came to establish.

    Additional components for a four-week study include a comprehensive Leader Guide, a DVD featuring Matt Rawle, a Worship Resources Flash Drive, and youth and children's resources.

    One Great Love: An Advent and Christmas Treasury of Readings, Poems and Prayers

    One Great Love: An Advent and Christmas Treasury of Readings, Poems and Prayers

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    Anticipate, wonder, and rejoice during the sacred days of Advent and Christmas with this elegant keepsake volume of stories, poems, prayers, and art from beloved writers and artists through the centuries.

    This beautifully designed gift book weaves together some of the most cherished literature, scriptures, poems, and songs celebrating the sacred season of Advent and Christmas. From the ancient words of the prophet Isaiah to the timeless writings of Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Henry Van Dyke, Charles Dickens, O. Henry, G.K. Chesterton, and Gerard Manley Hopkins, to contemporary voices such as Eugene Peterson, Luci Shaw, Gayle Boss, and Nikki Grimes, The Advent and Christmas Treasury provides a diverse and delightful assortment of readings to inspire reflection and bring us back to the real meaning of Christmas.

    Perfect for reading aloud as a family, giving to a neighbor, friend, or fellow literature-lover, or simply reading on your own with coffee in hand, this book is an invitation to a slower, more meaningful approach to the season of hope.

    Redemption of Scrooge

    Redemption of Scrooge

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    Is redemption possible for Ebenezer Scrooge? Pastor and author Matt Rawle believes so as he discovers the teachings of Jesus in the words of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Rawle dives deep into the dark, sad, greedy world of Scrooge and discovers a man in dire need of a second chance. Along with Scrooge, we meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future and in the process learn about living with and for others in a world blessed by Jesus. Rediscover and reinvigorate your Christian faith this Advent and Christmas season and look at this familiar classic through the lens of faith. Chapters include: Bah! Humbug! The Remembrance of Christmas Past The Life of Christmas Present The Hope of Christmas Future
    The Angels of Christmas Leader Guide Hearing God's Voice in Advent

    The Angels of Christmas Leader Guide Hearing God's Voice in Advent

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    Explore the four angelic visits surrounding the birth of Jesus with Susan Robb in The Angels of Christmas, a four-week Advent study. The Angels of Christmas: Hearing God's Voice in Advent, a four-week Advent study by Susan Robb, explores the four angelic visits surrounding the birth of Jesus with Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds. In this study, the reader will explore the visits and dive deep into the history of the angel Gabriel-and other angels-in the Old Testament. The Angels of Christmas uses these four angelic appearances to discuss God's presence in history and our lives today. The messages of the angels hold meaning for listeners both then and now. The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the four-week study including session plans, activities, and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options.
    The Angels of Christmas: Hearing God's Voice in Advent

    The Angels of Christmas: Hearing God's Voice in Advent

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    Explore the four angelic visits surrounding the birth of Jesus with Susan Robb in The Angels of Christmas, a four-week Advent study. The Angels of Christmas: Hearing God's Voice in Advent, a four-week Advent study by Susan Robb, explores the four angelic visits surrounding the birth of Jesus with Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds. In this study, the reader will explore the visits and dive deep into the history of the angel Gabriel-and other angels-in the Old Testament. The Angels of Christmas uses these four angelic appearances to discuss God's presence in history and our lives today. The messages of the angels hold meaning for listeners both then and now.
    The Gift of Jesus: Meditations for Christmas

    The Gift of Jesus: Meditations for Christmas

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    This Christmas, discover the gift of Jesus and what He means for your life. What if, in accepting this most precious gift, you are met with His grace and mercy and His peaceful presence? In the midst of chaotic holiday preparations, The Gift of Jesus will remind you that Christmas is a season of joy and renewal.

    In The Gift of Jesus, beloved pastor and teacher Dr. Charles Stanley takes a deeply personal and inspiring look at how God gave us Himself through the birth of Christ. When He sent Jesus, He closed the separation between us, showing Himself to be intimately involved in every detail that concerns us. This book will usher you into Jesus' presence, reveal His compassionate heart, and help you treasure the best parts of the Advent season. In this book of Christmas meditations, you will:

  • See the Christmas story and God's precious gift for you with fresh eyes
  • Find the calm in the chaos
  • Carve out time for reflection, prayer, and Scripture readings
  • Know that Jesus is walking with you, whatever you're facing this Christmas season
  • If you're searching for comfort and direction or if you'd like to embrace together with your loved ones the significance of Christ's birth, come worship the One who gave everything to walk with you each step of the way.

    Each entry in The Gift of Jesus includes:

  • A thoughtful meditation to illuminate the story of Christ's birth
  • Guided journaling questions with room to write your thoughts
  • A Gift for Today statement to inspire you throughout the day
  • Lyrics to a beautiful seasonal hymn
  • This Christmas season, reflect on the gift of Jesus and all He wants to be in your life.