It’s Not too Late for Advent Reading by Julie Arduini

If you’re like me, you lost a week somewhere between Thanksgiving and now. My kids explained how they can’t wait for vacation, and I learned their last day of school for 2012 is next week. The Christmas season is flying by.

It’s important to me not to lose the meaning of the season. That’s easy when there are Christmas concerts, shopping, traveling, wrapping, Christmas cards, and then the daily schedule to muddle through. Advent readings are how I connect the real reason I celebrate Christmas. Although the official Advent season is underway, I don’t think it’s too late to find some Advent readings and use even a few moments each day to reflect.

Here are books and other resources where you can celebrate the Advent season.

Lynne Modranski–I don’t remember how I stumbled onto her site, but she has a few Advent options for a very low price. Each of her readings has been exactly what I needed to read. Learn more here.

Goshen College– sends devotions via e mail during Advent and Lent.–Today at Mothers of Preschoolers, MOPS, the coordinator read from Rick Renner’s Sparkling Gems from the Greek. This was the first I heard of this book, but Crosswalk is featuring devotionals from it this Christmas season.

Jesus Calling–I received a .pdf that gave the Advent portion of the book, and it is a fantastic resource for families.

Billy Graham–I found this while researching. Billy has a free devotional available for download.

How about you? What resources do you use to celebrate Advent and the Christmas season in general?

Advent image by photobucket

About juliearduini

Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to find freedom in Christ by surrendering the good, the bad, and ---maybe one day---the chocolate. She’s the author of the contemporary romance series SURRENDERING TIME, (Entrusted, Entangled, Engaged,) as well as the stand-alone novellas, MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN and RESTORING CHRISTMAS. She also shares her story in the infertility devotional, A WALK IN THE VALLEY. Her other latest release, YOU’RE BRILLIANT, is for girls ages 10-100, written with her teenaged daughter, Hannah, and is book 3 in their SURRENDERING STINKIN’ THINKIN’ series. She blogs every other Wednesday for Christians Read, as well as monthly with Inspy Romance. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Learn more by visiting her at, where she invites readers to opt in to her content full of resources and giveaway opportunities.
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2 Responses to It’s Not too Late for Advent Reading by Julie Arduini

  1. Susan Fryman says:

    Thank you for the great recommendations. This may sound corny, but we keep Christ in the forefront all year long. Blessings and Merry Christmas, Susan Fryman


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