Most of you have heard of John Piper and Desiring God Ministries. Well, they just released a book yesterday for this Advent season. And it's free to all. Praise God for DGM. I love those guys. It is great timing for us as a church because we just kicked off the Advent season with last weeks sermon. Below is an entry from the DG blog and an invitation from John Piper to dive into the Advent season along with fellow Christians across the globe in every nation.
Beginning this Friday we will post on the blog each entry from Good News of Great Joy on its cooresponding day. Or, if you would rather download the ebook to read on your own or to print it out, you have several options below. I would encourage you to support DGM financially in any way by clicking the link below. They give almost everything away for free and continually provide the Church tremendous Kingdom advancing resources. A gift to them is well given.
I’m excited to tell you about a new free eBook for Advent from Desiring God. It’s called Good News of Great Joy, organized specifically for this Advent, 2012.
Advent is just around the corner. It starts the fourth Sunday before Christmas — this year, that’s December 2 — and is a season of preparation for Christmas Day.
The team here at Desiring God did a deep dive into our thirty-plus-year reservoir of sermons and articles, and selected brief devotional readings for each day of Advent. Our hope is that God would use these readings to deepen and sweeten your adoration of Jesus this Advent.
These daily devotionals correspond to the daily readings in our devotional app Solid Joys, which is available for free download in the iTunes store. If you find short daily reflections like these helpful, we’d hope you’ll keep using Solid Joys once Advent is done.
Our prayer is that this new eBook might help you keep Jesus as the center and greatest treasure of your Advent season. The candles and candies have their place, but we want to make sure that in all the Christmas rush and hubbub we adore Jesus above all.
December is an important time for us at Desiring God. We give most of what we have away for free. This is possible because lots of thankful people help us make that happen. It would make us really glad if you would pray about how you might be involved in supporting our mission as this year comes to a close.
For Christ and his kingdom,
and David Mathis, Executive Editor
To download Good News of Great Joy, click on the following format options:
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