Hi! I’m Christine, long-time friend of Thrive Church Network and IDCAG, and new author of Experience Christmas - a twenty-five day Advent devotional I am so excited to share with you today.
There is so much to do and share with our loved ones at Christmastime, it’s possible to reduce the season to a holiday checklist we methodically work our way through. If we aren’t intentional about the moments we have in the month of December, we can find ourselves on the 25th filled to the full of the good things this season brings, but missing the very best thing of all.
That’s what the Experience Christmas devotional is about - making space during a beautiful but hectic time of year to wonder at the miracle of Christmas.
Daily devotions are formatted to engage the reader through Scripture, reflection, and prayer, and also include the title of a specific Christmas song meant to complement the days reading. Sprinkled throughout the book are fictionalized vignettes highlighting some of the major players of the Christmas story, encouraging the reader to consider the humanity that can be found within the Biblical narrative.
The entire devotional emphasizes the value of making space during an incredibly busy season to slow down in anticipation of Christmas, pointing the reader toward personal engagement with the Christ-Child of the manger.
Formatted for both individual or group study, Experience Christmas is an incredible tool for both believer and seeker to engage the Biblical narrative in a new way.
I believe that anyone at any point of their faith journey who is:
- Curious about Christianity and faith
- Interested in better understanding the meaning of Christmas and Christ’s birth
- Looking to make a concerted effort to prepare themselves for Christmas through Advent or
- Wanting to deepen their relationship with Christ this Christmas
Can benefit from the inspiration and insight of this book.
A special word to Ministers and Ministry Leaders
Christmas tends to be one of the busiest seasons of the Church calendar. You spend long hours preparing for Christmas celebrations with your congregants, and can arrive at the final service tired and spent from your labor.
I know. We’ve been there.
Experience Christmas is a great way to invest back into your own personal relationship with the Lord during an often taxing and stressful season. I hope you’ll take advantage of one of the Thrive Church Network reader discounts offered below and make Experience Christmas part of your Advent tradition this year.
Thrive Church Network readers can download a copy of Experience Christmas for Kindle on Amazon FREE December 1, 2015 or use coupon code R5J7HW4S for $3 off a paperback copy at CreateSpace anytime. Bulk order pricing on paperback copies is available. Please contact me directly at christine[dot]j[dot]trevino[at]gmail[dot]com for pricing and information.
Christine Trevino is an author, blogger, and freelance writer. She’s wife to Michael, homeschooling boy mom of three, and lover of words. A large portion of the scripts she’s written for church drama presentations can be found online for free at her self-titled blog www.christinetrevino.com, where you can also find her chatting about faith, family, and creativity regularly. Her new book, Experience Christmas, is available in both Kindle and paperback on Amazon.