Sunday, November 7, 2021

The First Songs of Christmas Review

Book Cover

About the Book

 Let the songs of the first Christmas turn your heart toward God’s glory.

During the holidays the musical tunes of the season are everywhere. Their nostalgic melodies warm our hearts. But the original Christmas songs are different; they lift our hearts to a holy God. They reveal the greatness, glory, and goodness of our Savior. Taking us beyond quaint imagery and feel-good lyrics, the Advent songs of the Bible unfold God’s redemptive plan for the world and His eternal purpose for the ages.

Reflecting her own love for the season, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth offers meditations on the first two chapters of Luke’s gospel in The First Songs of Christmas. This 31-day Advent devotional shines new light on the ancient yet inspiring songs of Elizabeth, Mary, Zechariah, the angels, and Simeon.

These readings will lead you to contemplate the loveliness and essence of Christmas. Let this book be your companion as you spend the days surrounding Christmas the way these men, women, and angels did, your gaze fixed on our great God and Savior. (Goodreads)


My Thoughts


This book ended up being a bit different from what I was expecting. It has short daily snippets that correspond with a particular verse or verses pertaining to the birth of Jesus. "Elizabeth's Song" is when Mary went and visited her and her response to Mary according to Luke. It is an interesting way to break down each verse and actually nice to just go verse by verse on what happened. I think the length of each day's reading is the perfect amount if you are wanting a fairly quick read. It would be fun to read as a family or on your own. Each day has extra verses for reference at the end to read further if you wish. 

While I think this is a nice book I am not sure it is my favorite advent type devotional. But I think if you are looking for something to help remind you the Reason for the season this might be the book for you!

Four Stars. 

"I received this book from Moody Publishers for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

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