I should be headed to bed right now. But I couldn’t without sharing my excitement. Sometime tomorrow my first book will be available for purchase in Kindle form from Amazon.com. As We Wait: A Family Advent Devotional began as a gift for my mother. After years of using our Advent devotional designed for small children, she longed for something more mature, but still written with families in mind. At the time the market had no such product. Ten years later, I wrote her one. Now five years after that original draft that I printed at Staples as a birthday gift, the final draft is available to the public for the first time.
The Christmas season is one of the busiest times of the year for families. Taking time together to celebrate Advent, to focus on waiting, is a wonderful opportunity to bring you and those you love closer to God and to each other. These twenty-nine readings, one for each day of advent, are a deep, yet practical exploration of the traditional themes of advent; promise, light, love and hope. But the focus is more on what isn’t said than what is; giving you an opportunity to put yourself in the shoes of these characters, seeing them as human. While the themes may be traditional, this unique devotional has practical applications and incorporates scriptures from throughout both Old and New Testament, including many not traditionally read at Christmas. This devotional is designed for families with children middle school age and older, though it may still benefit readers of all ages.
Within the next two weeks As We Wait will also be available in all other e-book formats thanks to Smashwords and I still hope to have in available in traditional print book form from Amazon.com by mid to late November, in time to use this Advent season.
So if your family is looking to start a new tradition feel free to check out As We Wait: A Family Advent Devotional.