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Advent Resources

As promised during my recent talk, "What are you waiting for?", at Saturday Night Grace, here are some selected resources for you to help you go further with Advent.

What is Advent?
Long description here.
Shorter one here.

Advent Readings
World Vision "Anticipating the King" Study - this study walks you through Scripture and shares relevant, contemporary stories along the way.

Traditional Advent Readings
This study provides OT and NT daily readings to help you remember and anticipate Christ.

Jesse Tree
This 25-day Advent book is a twist on the traditional Advent wreath, using a "Jesse Tree" on which you hang ornaments, rather than lighting candles on the wreath. This book walks you through the Christ narrative and includes response questions and activities.

Buy (or make) an Advent Wreath
Really creative wreath here.
Traditional wreath looks like this.

Advent Songs
I really like this Advent album by Sojourn.
The Reckoning (How Long?) by Andrew Peterson.

That's all. Questions? 


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