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Overview These 29 daily advent devotions from a fresh new voice will help readers attend to the gospel story of Jesus in deeper, more meaningful ways.
Publishers Description In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the weeks leading up to Christmas, we sometimes forget what it's all about. These 29 daily Advent devotionals from a fresh new voice will help readers attend to the gospel story of Jesus in deeper, more meaningful ways. After reading the selected Scripture verse for the day, Bullis's short devotional reading will help you unpack deeper meanings of the text. Then, through guided reflection, prayer, and journaling, you'll engage in this time of holy waiting. Even those whose Christian faith traditions don't include celebrating Advent will find these devotions a way to combat the frantic consumer mentality of the Christmas season.
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Studio: Regal Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.54" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher GOSPEL LIGHT PUBLISHERS #9
ISBN 0830742786 ISBN13 9780830742783
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More About Marty A. Bullis
Marty A. Bullis is a fresh, provocative voice in Christian literature. A graduate of Milligan College and Claremont Graduate University, he is a former minister and has taught philosophy and religion at a number of colleges, including Azusa Pacific University and Juniata College. He is author of "The Miraculous Journey." Marty and his wife, the Reverend Tracie Bullis, reside in central Pennsylvania with their two children.
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A Different Twist on the Birth of Jesus Nov 29, 2007
I'm not organized enough to participate in advent. But I like the idea. I'm all for anything that can help me to focus on Jesus and His blessings in my life and the reordering of my priorities in this busy season. If you actually participate in Advent devotions and are looking for a devotional series,you might want to look into The Miraculous Journey: Anticipating God in the Christmas Season.
I don't think think this study is appropriate for families with young children because of the subjects and vocabulary, so if you are looking for family friendly, you might want to look elsewhere. Need material for your personal study, for older children who are ready for meaty discussions on what Christ in us means and how we should respond to His birth in 2007, or small group study, keep reading.
Denomination detail: The prayer within the chapters, prior to the daily journaling section, is the same liturgical prayer. Theologically, there could be a conflict in that Bullis twice mentions receiving the Holy Spirit upon baptism. If neither of these are issues for you, keep reading.
According to a Google search Advent 2007 begins on December 2nd.
Marty Bullis has provided a slightly different slant than what I've seen in other Advent materials. His focus is less on the baby Jesus and more on the man and the God. Taking each of the twenty-eight days and tackling passages from the four gospels, Bullis gives thoughtful reflections regarding our response to Christ's coming. He covers Jesus and His relationships with His F/fathers, the time of His wilderness testing, the political climate of the day, Jesus' family tree and our humanity, among other topics.
To get even more out of this study, and it has elements of study because Bullis is obviously a teacher as he uses tools to teach and help the reader understand, commit to digging further into the Bible to enhance the short lessons. I didn't begin to grow in the Word until I began to read it. For years I fell into the trap of reading pretty words written about God's Word, but failed to read His Word on my own.