UPDATE: Rev. Chuck Huckaby has made this lovely book free once again through the weekend of December 1-2, 2018!
Rev. Chuck Huckaby, Minister of Congregational Life at First Protestant Church of New Braunfels, Texas has launched a brand new book, just in time for Advent. An Advent Book consists of brief daily devotionals for the Advent season that are perfect for individuals, families, and groups.
Each day, beginning with the Saturday prior to Advent, which happens to be the last day of the church year, there is a scripture reading, a brief devotion, a prayer and a short guide to help participants continue to pray on their own. The prayer guide utilizes the acronym P.R.A.Y. (adapted from Martin Luther’s “A Simple Way to Pray” – see my post from 11/11/18 on that topic!) and encourages readers to: “Praise and Thank God for… Repent of… Ask God’s help with…and Yield/say “yes” to God’s Word about…” In addition to time spent praying, each scripture and devotion provides ample opportunities for discussion with others as well as material for personal contemplation.
This new book is currently FREE for Kindle readers for two days: November 25 – 26, 2018! After that you can still pick up this lovely devotional for only $2.99. What’s more, this is a devotional that you can use year after year and is, therefore, a worthy investment. A paperback version is coming soon and which would make an excellent gift. Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/Advent-Book-Christian-Year-ebook/dp/B07KSF3Y9H/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543178703&sr=8-1&keywords=an+advent+book+chuck.
(Please note that I do not make anything by promoting this book. I simply believe that this is a wonderful Advent resource and worthy of sharing!)
Pastors, the author (Rev. Chuck Huckaby) has given me permission to send you a free PDF version that you can print out and share with your congregation! If you are interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some parting thoughts from Rev. Huckaby’s book: “God’s Word, especially in the season of Advent, reminds us that he HAS come, in Christ, to fulfill His promises. Will we rest in the salvation Jesus Christ has accomplished once and for all? Will we trust in the One who breaks into history to accomplish His stated plans even when all seems lost? If we will do these things, the lessons of Advent have served their purpose. May Christ be glorified in all who learn these lessons well!”