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Publication Date: 2014
The Christmas season is often one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year, and its easy to lose sight of what makes it special. Helping us refocus on whats truly important, well-known pastor and author John Piper leads readers through twenty-four short meditations on Advent. The devotionalsdrawn from Pipers extensive preaching and teaching ministrylead readers to ponder afresh the birth of Jesus, Israels long-awaited Messiah and the Savior of the world. Reflecting on several Scriptural texts, this accessible volume aims to direct individuals, families, and churches to the most glorious dawning of indestructible joy the world has ever seen: the incarnation of the Son of God.
John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is teacher and founder of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He served for 33 years as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Dont Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, Bloodlines, and Does God Desire All to Be Saved?
JessicaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent DevotionalDecember 26, 2016JessicaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This small book has a great goal: to keep you focused on Christ during Advent. Those days leading up to Christmas have become hectic, filled with shopping, cooking, and preparations to celebrate. But what are we celebrating?
Here, John Piper provides short devotional readings, from December1 through Christmas Day, to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. The birth of Christ was not an isolated event. It was the turning point of history. It was the beginning of a new day. For the believer, it was the beginning of an indestructible joy.
The reader will no doubt find hope, peace, and joy in these pages, as we are led to focus on the work of Christ. The final section of the book is a short sermon on Christmas. Short, yet powerful.
I highly recommend this Advent devotional.
bk246811 Stars Out Of 5did everyone read the same book i did?December 15, 2015bk24681Quality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0a very frustrating read, with poor grammar and sketchy theology which often seemed to stray from orthodoxy. i cannot recommend the book.
Jo5 Stars Out Of 5A joy for adventApril 10, 2015JoQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This little book was really a blessing. The excerpts are short, but full. They really sink into the heart and remind you of the beauty and magnificence of the arrival of our Savior. I even chose an excerpt to read aloud at our family Christmas dinner. I could hardly choke out the words through the tears. That is just how touching I found this book to be.
Pat PhelpsAtlanta, GAAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5The Dawning of Indestructible JoyJanuary 2, 2015Pat PhelpsAtlanta, GAAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Classic Christ centered Piper...great book to get, and keep, your focus on Christ...daily reading was short, but packed with a Christ-exalting message. Highly recommend this book for anytime of the year, not just at Christmas!!!
Larry B5 Stars Out Of 5The Dawing of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for AdventDecember 10, 2014Larry BQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am absolutely thrilled with the daily readings in this thin but powerful book. Author John Piper reminds Christians of the "fullness of grace" who descended from heaven to live as a man and die for our sins. Each reading has a scripture reference which is then explained in the author's powerful way in two short pages. This book is a welcome addition to my library.