Good News of Great Joy: 25 Devotional Readings for Advent

By John Piper

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Good News of Great Joy: 25 Devotional Readings for Advent

By John Piper

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25 Advent Readings by Pastor and Author John Piper

Joyous reflection and eager anticipation mark the season of Christmas, as Christians around the world celebrate the coming of their Savior. In Good News of Great Joy, John Piper invites readers to refocus their hearts on Jesus during the Advent season. Each of the 25 daily readings highlights a Bible passage and a short reflection. Perfect for personal reading and family devotions, these daily readings are a great way to contemplate the magnificence of the promise of salvation through the birth of Jesus Christ.


Author:

John Piper

John Piper is founder and lead teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including Desiring God; Don’t Waste Your Life; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.

Product Details

Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 144
Size: 5.0 in x 7.0 in
Weight: 12.0 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-7323-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-7323-1
ISBN-UPC: 9781433573231
Case Quantity: 10
Published: September 07, 2021

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Does Jesus Want This Christmas?

December 1: Prepare the Way (Luke 1:16–17)
December 2: Mary’s Magnificent God (Luke 1:46–55)
December 3: The Long-Awaited Visitation (Luke 1:68–71)
December 4: For God’s Little People (Luke 2:1–5)
December 5: No Detour from Calvary (Luke 2:6–7)
December 6: Peace to Those with Whom God’s Pleased (Luke 2:12–14)
December 7: Messiah for the Magi (Matthew 2:1–2)
December 8: Bethlehem’s Supernatural Star (Matthew 2:2)
December 9: Two Kinds of Opposition to Jesus (Matthew 2:3)
December 10: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh (Matthew 2:10–11)
December 11: Why Jesus Came (Hebrews 2:14–15)
December 12: Replacing the Shadows (Hebrews 8:1–2)
December 13: The Final Reality Is Here (Hebrews 8:1–2)
December 14: Making It Real for His People (Hebrews 8:6)
December 15: Life and Death at Christmas (John 10:10)
December 16: God’s Most Successful Setback (Philippians 2:9–11)
December 17: The Greatest Salvation Imaginable (Jeremiah 31:31)
December 18: The Christmas Model for Missions (John 17:18)
December 19: Christmas Is for Freedom (Hebrews 2:14–15)
December 20: Christmas Solidarity (1 John 3:8)
December 21: The Birth of the Ancient of Days (John 18:37)
December 22: That You May Believe (John 20:30–31)
December 23: God’s Indescribable Gift (Romans 5:10–11)
December 24: The Son of God Appeared (1 John 3:7–8)
December 25: Three Christmas Presents (1 John 3:7–8)

Conclusion: My Favorite Christmas Text
Appendix: Old Testament Shadows and the Coming of Christ

Endorsements

Good News of Great Joy brings within our reach a fresh discovery of the glory of Christmas. What a relief, for busy people like every one of us, to sit down for 10 minutes each day in Advent and think about Jesus our Savior—and rest, rejoice, revive!”
Ray Ortlund, Pastor to Pastors, Immanuel Church, Nashville, Tennessee

“How can we experience Advent in a way that is advantageous to our souls after December 25? By beholding and enjoying the glory of God in the incarnate Christ, your Savior, your Lord, your brother, your friend. John Piper’s Good News of Great Joy takes you on an exploration of the good news of Christmas, inviting you to join him in wonder, awe, and a joy that surpasses holiday cheer. This book is about everlasting joy, and Piper will point you to it, to him, Jesus Christ.”
J. A. Medders, author, Humble Calvinism; Pastor, Risen Church, Houston, Texas

“These Advent devotions from the pen of John Piper may be brief, but you will find in them the depth and richness of thought that Piper is well-known for. With a sense of joyful reverence, he holds us by the hand and takes us into the inner sanctuary of the incarnation. As we pause at the fountainhead of the Son born to us in Bethlehem, we are primed to appreciate even more the gushing floods of love in his mangled form on Calvary. If you want your Christmas season to be spiritually enriched, marinate it with thoughts from this book!”
Conrad Mbewe, Pastor, Kabwata Baptist Church, Lusaka, Zambia

“What a treasure chest of truth about Jesus! In these short, poignant devotions, John Piper lifts our gaze again and again to see Christmas as it really should be seen—as good news of great joy for you and for me. This book is an invitation to know the incarnate Son sent by the Father in the power of the Spirit."
Abigail Dodds, author, (A)Typical Woman: Free, Whole, and Called in Christ