Advent Reflections: Prepare Him Room (and a giveaway!)

advent reflections prepare him room e-bookI’m excited to let you know that the revised edition of my e-book Prepare Him Room: Advent Reflections on What Happens When God Shows Up is now available! 

(If you prefer to hold a book in your hands, the paperback edition of Prepare Him Room is available for purchase here!)

Preparing to Welcome Jesus

I am in denial that Christmas is coming up pretty soon. I use a weekly planner, and I have found myself transferring a set of items from one week to the next: Christmas shopping, Christmas giving, Christmas cards, Christmas plans. I just can’t seem to summon the energy to get organized or motivated. Yet

But the truth is that Christmas is coming. And the season of Advent is coming in just a few short weeks. For those of you who haven’t observed Advent before, it’s the period during the church year when Christians get ready for Christmas. It’s a period of reflection, a period of expressing our longing for those things God has promised which have “not yet” been realized. It is a time of preparation to welcome Jesus into our lives, our communities, our world, once again.

Free Advent Reflections E-Book and Audiobook

I’ve written a lot about Advent and Christmas over the years, and I’ve compiled these reflections in a free Advent e-book and audiobook. Christmas can be about stress and parties and consumption. But it can also be about love and peace. It can be about waiting with longing for all to be well. It can be about waiting with eager expectation for joy. 

This e-book of Advent reflections will take 5-10 minutes each day to listen to or read. It will walk you through all the Biblical stories about Jesus’ birth and connect those stories to our own hopes and fears, doubts and dreams. If you would like a chance to walk through the Christmas season with opportunities for reflection on all these things and more, request your copy!

Giveaway {Giveaway Closed}

In addition to sending you my free Advent e-book, I want to enter you in a giveaway contest to receive a beautiful, hardcover children’s book by Trillia Newbell—God’s Very Good Idea.  This gorgeous book, illustrated by Catalina Echeverri, celebrates diversity and will help children see how people from all ethnic and social backgrounds are valuable to God—and it will make a wonderful Christmas gift for a child on your list!

To be entered in the giveaway contest, just tap the “Request Advent E-Book: Prepare Him Room” button, fill out the form, tap Send, and you will be entered in the giveaway! The contest will end at 11:59 p.m. on November 21, 2020. For continental U.S. residents only.

Trillia Newbell God's Very Good Idea book


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Hi, I’m Amy Julia.

I write about faith, family, disability, and privilege.

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