The Deeper Walk Guide to Advent
Christmas is a family time. It is about lights and decorations. It is about traditions and music, presents, and food. But if we get beneath the surface, Christmas is about much more.
The original Christmas is an epic story of love and war, hope and despair, ancient promises and a clash of supernatural powers. It was about God’s hatred of evil, abuse, oppression, and darkness. It was about His love for the poor, the needy, the sick and all those who have been beaten down by this world.
Advent reminds us of God’s long-planned invasion of enemy territory. It began the work of setting captives free and shining light into dark places. He sent His Son into enemy territory to change the world forever.
The Christmas holidays can be hectic. As much as we want to make Christ the center of Christmas, it can be a challenge to find ways to build this into the season, even though we would all agree that it is important. A Deeper Walk Advent was written to help you do just this. It was designed with families in mind, especially families with young children and teenagers.
The goal is to gather your family around the table once a week and use the object lesson in the book to jump-start a conversation about the theme of the week. There is a devotional to read as you light the candles of the Advent Wreath. The format also allows for your family to personalize the gathering and activities.
The Deeper Walk Guide to advent will help you and your family keep Christ the center of Christmas one week at a time!