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2979095“Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas” is the subtitle of Ann Voskamp’s Advent devotional.

As we wait with expectation for Christmas Day, Ann Voskamp takes us on a genealogical journey from Adam to Jesus Christ through daily devotionals for the first twenty-five days of December.  Each day has a reading based upon Scripture from the Bible, a brief section called “Unwrapping More of His Love in the World” where she gives us something to do in our own world…something that would bless another or give us room to ponder more of Him.  A quote from a Christian, a current author to a Puritan follows. Each day is completed with “A Moment for Reflection” where she asks three questions with lines for our answers.As we journey through this lineage, we are reminded of the promise of Christ.  We look forward and upward with each day’s reading and time to ponder.

“The Jesse Tree” ~ tracing the family line and heritage of the family of God is also a way for the family to read this together, making a Jesse Tree with the lovely, delicate ornaments seen throughout the book.  Ann has made them for downloading at her website, www.aholyexperience.com, using the code Jesse.  She explains the Jesse Tree in detail in the beginning of this book.

Ann Voskamp is the Bestselling Author of One Thousand Gifts – A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are.  She is also a writer for DaySpring, a contributing editor to Laity Lodge’s The High Calling, and an advocate for Compassion International. With an educational background in psychology and education from York University and the University of Waterloo, Ann lives with her farmer husband in the Mennonite countryside of southwestern Ontario, Canada, raising and homeschooling a half dozen kids.  She writes daily at her website, A Holy Experience.  You can read more about Ann @ Tyndale House Publishers – http://www.tyndale.com/Ann-Voskamp/bio

Book Information:

  • ISBN-13: 9781414387086
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/30/2013
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Originally read and reviewed December, 2013.


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