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The nativity story didn't start with a journey to Bethlehem, an emperor's decree, or a virgin conception---it began with Adam! Exploring the lineage of Jesus through the Advent tradition of the Jesse tree, Voskamp retraces the epic pageantry of mankind from Genesis to God's greatest gift---his Son. A timeless reminder of the true meaning of Christmas!
With your purchase of The Greatest Gift, you'll be given access to an online resource where you can print out the 27 beautiful Jesse Tree ornaments featured in the book.
Noteworthy: This author is one of a special group of women who writes for (in)courage, the popular online friendship community. Every day they take turns pulling up a chair to share their stories of what Jesus looks like in their every day, gloriously ordinary, and often messy lives.
If you read the (in)courage blog online, then you'll be sure to enjoy this title.
Number of Pages: 120
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.50 (inches)|
Meditations for Advent: Preparing for Christ's BirthVassilios PapavassiliouAncient Faith Publishing / 2013 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:
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One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, HardcoverAnn VoskampZondervan / 2011 / Hardcover$10.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 286 Reviews Video
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Thousands of readers have already fallen in love with Ann Voskamps One Thousand Gifts, and this Christmas, Ann will help readers celebrate the lineage and the majesty of Gods greatest giftJesus Christ. In what is sure to become an instant holiday classic, Voskamp reaches back into the pages of the Old Testament to explore the lineage of Jesus via the advent tradition of The Jesse Tree.
Beginning with Jesse, the father of David, The Greatest Gift retraces the epic pageantry of mankind, from Adam to the Messiah, with each days reading pointing to the coming promise of Christ.
Sure to become a holiday staple in every Christian home, The Greatest Gift is the perfect gift for the holidays and a timeless reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.
Al5 Stars Out Of 5Awesome Advent BookDecember 24, 2016AlQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0This is a great advent book. I received it last year as a gift and i plan to use it every year. It really helps to keep you focused on the true meaning of Christmas. Great for individual, group or family. I hope to give it as a gift to others.
mar5 Stars Out Of 5The Greatest Gift: An Advent DevotionalJanuary 7, 2016marQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Ann did not disappoint in writing this devotional. I always love how she words things. This book helped me focus my eyes on Jesus during the advent season and the reflection questions at the end helped me to put into practice what I had learned. A great book and will read it again next advent.
Jesse3 Stars Out Of 5Guess I'm the ExceptionDecember 13, 2015JesseQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 1Ann has given us a day by day study to remind us of Christ's lineage leading up to his birth. The Biblical passages created a new awareness of many Old Testament stories that I had never thought of as being connected to Advent. That said, he textual comments are disconnected and in many cases, are reduced to "one liners" that you would find on a Hallmark card. I did like her daily questions and personal challenges to create a meaningful Advent season.
Daryl5 Stars Out Of 5The Greatest Gift: An Advent DevotionalMarch 4, 2015DarylQuality: 5Value: 3Meets Expectations: 5Ann Voscamp is a poignant, relatable author. Her book follows the full advent of the coming of Christ from the roots of the first sin-infected humans to the coming of God who in-fleshes Himself in order to die the death necessary to redeem this broken world and sin-deadened humanity. She follows the Biblical narrative of the whole story of man's creation, fall, and redemption. It is Christmas at it's fullest and I highly recommend it. I use it with my students to track Christmas from the very beginning.
Mary5 Stars Out Of 5The Greatest GiftJanuary 12, 2015MaryGreat advent devotional. I thoroughly enjoyed it.