I received an advance copy of the book to review for the blog. All opinions expressed are my own. I loved it and I love Christine. I’m sure you will also.
Each time, the Christmas season rolls around and life seems to get busy, cluttered, and filled with wrapping paper, bows, and all things red & green. I oftentimes don’t think to take the time to reflect on the season and in a flash, much like the glitter, lights, and dying Christmas tree, it’s gone. This season, I’ve vowed to be more intentional, both by myself and with my family. To reflect on the True Reason for the season.
Enter Experience Christmas by Christine Trevino.
As a long-time friend, I’m not only in awe of Christine’s dedication and passion, but how she balances motherhood, pursuing her dreams, and living out an intentional life of drawing closer to Him. Needless to say, when I heard that she was putting pen to paper, I was excited to see the result.
I had the opportunity to preview Experience Christmas: Preparing your Heart for the Manger through the Stories and Songs of the Season and immediately fell in love.
Here are a few of the fantastic elements that are perfect for setting the stage for Christmas reflection on the reason for the season:
1. Consider – Opportunities for Discussion
Whether you’re reading this devotional on your own or sharing in a group, it’s a great opportunity to sit and share our thoughts on the season without feeling the need to have the pretenses of a holiday party. The included discussion questions gives you the opportunity to reflect on how the scripture and reading applies to your own life while sharing with others.
2. Listen – Musical Connections
It’s no secret that I absolutely adore music and the carefully crafted song list that coincides with this devotional brings the project full circle, completing it in a way that gives a finishing touch of rhythm and sweet harmony. The written words and tone of the selected pieces provides a beautiful symphony of the season.
You can find a full list of song resources here.
3. Pray – Time for Reflection
As I sit curled up with my favorite blanket, warm leggings, and hot cup of coffee, the comfort that reflecting on the season provides is immeasurable. Experience Christmas is the opportunity to experience the full journey of the manger to the cross without getting caught up in the tangle of Christmas lights, holiday baking, and fancy clothes.
Ready to dive in and start thinking about the season before time sweeps you away?
Head to Christine’s website for more information on how you can snag your own Experience Christmas copies.
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