Pursuing the Christ: Prayers for Christmastime

Pursuing the Christ: Prayers for Christmastime

Focus on the Glory, not the glitz.

Lyrical and reverent daily devotional thoughts to keep your heart focused on the Christ of Christmas. Jennifer has the ability to pack deep and meaningful concepts into a few well-chosen words.

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Free downloadable 4-week Bible study. Great for your December studies and Sunday School classes.

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“Jennifer Kennedy Dean has provided an elegant, yet down-to-earth resource to prepare your heart for the coming of the Christ child this Advent season. This thought-provoking invitation to prayer has had a profound and holy effect on my approach to the moment when love came down and the Son of God came to dwell among us.” —Cynthia Ruchti, author of twenty-three books, including An Endless Christmas and Restoring Christmas

“By far my favorite Christmas devotional of all time. Jennifer Kennedy Dean has created an evocative, spiritually rich, intellectually rigorous, emotionally satisfying read. Every entry is unique and engaging, drawing the reader closer to Jesus.” —Tessa Afshar, award-winning author of Land of Silence, Pearl in the Sand, and Harvest of Gold

“Jennifer Kennedy Dean gifts readers with winsome prose and deeply satisfying reminders of the audacious Gift of Jesus Christ. Succinct devotions wrapped in sound teaching underwriting the meaning of Christmas and the hope He brings to a desperate world.” —Julie Barnhill, author, speaker

“We are so easily distracted during the holiday season, and Jennifer Kennedy Dean journeys along with us through thirty-one days during the Christmas season so that we are truly ready for the coming of the Promised One. Her personal and prayerful style invites us to share in her joy and anticipation connecting each of us to this unbelievable miracle of God-made-flesh.” —Vicki Caruana, best-selling author of Apples and Chalkdust and The Joy of Letting Go

“Are you ready to replace holiday stress, overload, and expectations with the renewed wonder of Christmas? Then you will want to add Pursuing the Christ to your daily devotions. These short meditations will cause you to refocus your thoughts throughout the season to the one Gift that made all the difference.” —Sue Heimer, speaker, Bible teacher, and author of When You Feel Like Screaming: Practical Help for Frustrated Moms

“As I read Pursuing the Christ, my soul was moved to a deeper understanding of the precious gift given us through Jesus, God’s Son. What a rare gift Jennifer has provided, bringing rich understanding of all we have to celebrate during the Christmas season and beyond. Pursuing the Christ will transform hearts and bring the true gift of Christmas to life. What a lovely gift to give and display. Thank you, Jennifer, for pursuing the Christ in order to write this powerful book.” —LaTan Murphy, author, Courageous Women of the Bible

“Christmas is special in every way. Our deepest desire and our biggest challenge, beyond the blinking lights of the busy holiday season, is the risk of missing the meditation and focus our hearts long for. Pursuing the Christ offers the perfect packaging for our very best gift—Jesus! In this collection of short devotions, Jennifer Kennedy Dean offers the perfect blend of the truths and treasures of Christmas.” —Pat Layton, author of Life Unstuck: Finding Peace with Your Past, Purpose in Your Present, Passion for Your Future

“This treasure from renowned author Jennifer Kennedy Dean is truly one of the best strategies for keeping Christ in Christmas—and for nurturing your soul in a season that all too often provides more tinsel than truth. If you too are eager to experience a Christmas of connecting with God on every level, then look no further than this amazing prayer book.” —Lucinda Secrest McDowell, author of Dwelling Places and Ordinary Graces

“Jennifer Kennedy Dean is one of my favorite authors. When she writes, I feel as though I’m peeping in on her quiet time and hoping she doesn’t notice I am there. Christmas is such a busy season; we can quickly lose sight of its significance—even those of us who love the Lord and know the “reason for the season.” In this book, Jennifer offers people like us the opportunity to take a few moments to nestle in to a sacred place and genuinely reflect on the wonder of it all. Cuddle up with Jennifer’s morning and evening prayers, and come face to face with the Baby in the manger who changed everything.” —Leighann McCoy, prayer minister, Thompson Station Church, and author of Spiritual Warfare for Women and A Woman’s Guide to Hearing God’s Voice

“Within these pages, Jennifer—in her beautiful and thought-provoking way—opens our minds and hearts to the reality of the Word becoming flesh and dwelling among us, and she reveals what that means to us individually. Although her thirty-one morning and evening meditations were intended to enrich our Christmas experience, the truths are relevant for every day of the year. These reminders of God’s promised Redeemer and His indescribable gift of love should be read again and again and retained in our memories forever.” —Twila Belk, speaker, author of The Power to Be: Be Still, Be Grateful, Be Strong, Be Courageous and Raindrops from Heaven: Gentle Reminders of God’s Power, Presence, and Purpose

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