Advent is a season of preparation and waiting. There is no better way to prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior and Lord than to read scripture together.
This year, we invite you to read Finding Hope Under Bethlehem Skies by Robin Ham. This Advent devotional focuses on the book of Ruth. Here is the description from the back cover of the book.
“We’re all familiar with the Christmas story, but do you know the story behind the story?
Tucked away in the Bible, hundreds of years before Mary, Joseph and the birth of Jesus, is the story of a girl called Ruth. It’s a story that rings true to our world ― a story of sadness and tears, even of death, but also a story of where hope can be found in the darkest places. A story that points us forward to the promise of a king.
Finding Hope Under Bethlehem Skies takes us on an Advent journey through 25 daily reflections. Each day has a short devotion, a suggested prayer and links to a response song. Come along to Bethlehem and discover the hope that shines brightly even on the darkest of nights.”
First Church purchased 200 copies to give away for free. You can pick up your copy at church starting on November 28th. You can also stop by the office during the week. Take a copy for your family and we invite you to give them away to family, friends, and neighbors who need to be encouraged. We pray that this devotional helps you find hope during this Christmas season!