TCC Book Reviews 2019
Over the year we will review a book a month. If you missed any reviews, they will be posted shortly.
Come, Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional by Paul David Tripp
It is my privilege to recommend this Advent devotional book. It truly transformed my experience of Christmas last year as I read it. Many times in the past it has felt like Christmas snuck up on me before I was ready. This book will help you avoid that happening to you. Each day focuses on a word related to the Christmas story. I found myself inspired and encouraged to worship and live more gratefully.
Advent is a season observed as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus at Christmas . It is a precious time for pondering the indescribable and priceless gift of Jesus Christ. As I read each day, I found myself considering aspects of the advent season that I normally would have missed. I appreciated the ease with which the author carried me to a better place of understanding the depth of what happened for us all.
From the book jacket: “The wonder and awe of the Christmas season can easily get overshadowed by lights, tinsel, bows, and paper—not to mention last-minute trips to the mall and visits to the in-laws. In all the hustle and bustle, we often lose sight of what’s most important. This book of daily readings for the month of December by best-selling author Paul David Tripp will help you slow down, prepare your heart, and focus on what matters most: adoring our Savior, Jesus.”
The daily readings are brief but powerful. It works great for couples or families to do together. At the end of each devotion is a section for parents and children, featuring one central theme from the Christmas story, discussion prompts, and related verses. I love that the book is not trying to fit Christmas into our lives, rather the focus is consistently on our desperate need for rescue and the arrival of our Rescuer. The book starts on December 1 and goes through the whole month. It sends you into the New Year with a heart full of gratefulness, inspired to live in the good of the Gospel.
Review by Karen Riendeau