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Unwrapping the Names of Jesus: An Advent Devotional Hardcover – October 3, 2017
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As someone who grew up in a Christian home but in a denomination that did not celebrate Advent, I have been looking for a biblical guide to worship in anticipation of Christmas since I first heard of the tradition several years back. Finally, Asheritah Ciuciu has written the devotional I had been longing for. Unwrapping the Names of Jesus will be a book I will go back to each Christmas season and will be a hallmark of the holiday for years to come.
Erin Odom, Author of More Than Just Making It and You Can Stay Home With Your Kids
The real joy of Christmas comes through the slow unwrapping of God’s great gift to us, Jesus Christ. Through beautiful reflections and guided prayers in Unwrapping the Names of Jesus, Asheritah facilitates this savoring of Christ. I can’t wait to take my children through this book!
Christine Hoover, Author of Searching for Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time and Messy Beautiful Friendship
At a time when so many Christians are prone to miss the beauty of the reason we celebrate Christmas, lost in the shuffle of expectations and busyness, Asheritah reminds us with depth and clarity of the One who came to bring the joy of salvation. This is a treat to share with your family during Advent season as you prepare your hearts for Christmas.
Mike Castelli, Lead Pastor, The Chapel in Green
Unwrapping the Names of Jesus is a gift to readers. Through beautiful insight and attention to detail, every devotion deepens our understanding of who Jesus is, and why we celebrate Him not only in the Advent season, but in every season of our lives. This will be a staple during Advent, one we will read year after year. It’s a book that invites us to rediscover the depth of Jesus’ love for us, through the understanding of His many meaningful names, which all point to the love of God the Father, through His Son, Jesus, Light of the World, Prince of Peace, Lamb of God.
Kris Camealy, Author of Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight Of Waiting
I have seen a lot of Advent devotionals, but Unwrapping the Names of Jesus is first in the class. Combining substantive theological truth, creative ideas, and personal warmth, Asheritah Ciuciu invites her readers to join her in celebrating the Advent season by focusing their minds and their hearts on Jesus. I heartily recommend it!
Daniel J. Estes, Distinguished Professor of Old Testament, Cedarville University
What a gift! Sharing her heart for Jesus in this delightful Advent devotional, Asheritah’s Unwrapping the Names of Jesus lovingly leads families and individuals to celebrate, worship, and adore Him.
Carmen Beasley, Women’s Ministry Director, The Chapel in Green
Unwrapping the Names of Jesus is easy to follow and use, but conveys a depth of truth sure to impact every member of your household. If you are searching for something new to study this Advent, look no further and get this excellent book. Then unwrap the names of Jesus with your family and celebrate together the greatest Christmas gift of all time—our Savior!
Marty Machowski, Pastor and Author of Dragon Seed, The Ology: Ancient Truths, Ever New, and other gospel-centered family resources
There is no better time to examine the multifaceted personality of our Savior than in the days leading up to Christmas. Asheritah Ciuciu eloquently pulls back layer after layer of His personhood and His purpose, revealing His character and His kindness, as she unwraps the names of Jesus.
Wendy Speake, Coauthor of Triggers and Life Creative, writing about faith and family at WendySpeake.com
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First of all, whoever designed this cover should be given many thanks. They did a fantastic job! As soon as I got it, I couldn't wait to see what was inside. It was a book that I looked at and got excited about everytime I took it off the counter. It may be one of the most beautiful covers I've seen in a long time.
The beauty doesn't stop there. In fact, so much beauty is found within. The pages are a nicer paper that fits with the cover so well. It reminds me, as I turn the pages, that this is a book to be enjoyed year after year and not just a one-time thing.
Of course the most beautiful part of the book can be found at the top of the pages...the different names of Jesus. When I first got it, I was going to just use this book for myself. However, I quickly vetoed that idea after the first name and decided it was going to be used as our family Advent book. Then I recommended it out for many to get because it was just that good.
As a family Advent devotional, it does have some bigger words for little kids. My kids are 2, 7, and 9 but they go to Bible Study Fellowship where many of these things have been talked about and studied. Because of that, we had such deep conversations over the names of Jesus. My favorite thing was the questions I could ask them at the end that were heart questions. I got a lot of deep answers from them, which was exciting. Well, I should clarify that my 2-year-old would say Jesus' name but then would be up and down and all around, so it wasn't perfect...it was real. But the other two kids really enjoyed the devotions.
We use an Advent candle and my favorite part were the pages about the different candles and why we light them. It has some readings to go along with it, which my kids enjoyed taking turns reading.
I found this to be a very family-friendly book that was biblical. It has definitely prepared our hearts for Christmas Day and for Jesus. How wonderful to hear the names of Jesus and to study them right before Christmas.
This is the second book I have read by Asheritah Circiu and I have found her to be a wise woman who stands on biblical principles. Her book, Full, was wonderfully written about the struggles we have with food. Now she has come out with the perfect Advent book and I saw that she has a Bible Study coming out soon, as well. I'm curious to see what that will look like!
I received this book free from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion of this book.
Each day is numbered and along with her devotion it also has a challenge, a prayer and a further study section.
This book is laden with ideas and inspirations! Each week has a spread of activities to do that week for example: Bake a birthday cake for Jesus, make snowflakes, make hot cocoa for the homeless, bake cookies... and much more.
I am very excited for December 1st to come along in two weeks to go through this entire book again but this time with my family! I will let you know how it goes if I remember!
I definitely recommend this book!
Please note that I was sent a copy for purposes of review, however all opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Asheritah Ciuciu created an truly wonderful Advent study that puts the focus of the Season right where it belongs – on Jesus and why He came.
Anyone who has been to our home during the Christmas season will quickly realize that we LOVE Christmas. From the fun decorations to the beautiful outdoor lights, we do Christmas up big in my family. But one thing that is really important to us, beyond all the wonderful hubbub, is remembering that Jesus is the true reason for celebrating Christmas. We carefully place the 25+ nativities around the house (one, or five, for each room) so that at no time will we forget the grace of our Savior who came to redeem our hopeless world. Please don’t think we are perfect Christians who have an amazing amount of righteousness, because we don’t. But we have determined in our home to surround ourselves with constant reminders of the mercy God gifted to us 2000 years ago. And this year I made a further determination to find an Advent study that would give me a chance to reflect and worship my Savior each day of the Holy Season. How excited I was when this study came across my email list in October! I had recently completed two other Advent studies that were good as well but I was earnestly seeking a study that spent each day focused on Jesus himself. And I fully believe that God brought me this study by Ms. Ciuciu to teach me not only a lot more about Jesus’ character but about the true JOY that is to be found throughout the Christmas season. I have not finished the study as yet since it ends on December 25th but I know the last week of this study will be a good as the first three. Ms. Ciuciu begins each week of her study with a reading from the Christmas story in Matthew or Luke (given Mark and John do not include an account of Jesus’ birth), questions to ponder and a Christmas carol to sing. This was a bit different from other studies I have done and for which I was most thankful – all of these inclusions were well chosen for the week’s study. Each day’s study took a name that Jesus was called and dissected its meaning literally and spiritually. Some of my favorite days were those which looked at Jesus as the “Lamb of God”, the “Lion of Judah” and the “High Priest”. Ms. Ciuciu points out that as a lamb, Jesus came meekly (but with full authority) to be the perfect sacrifice for us. How wonderful to remember that He was willing to lay aside His rightful place as King to become the perfect servant, meeting the requirements of sacrifice before our Holy God. The Lion refers both to Jesus’ destruction of sin’s hold and His coming return – both powerful images that resonated within me as I deep dived their meaning. And as the High Priest, Jesus makes intersession for us continually before our Father God, a staggering reality if you carefully consider it – that the perfect Son of God sits beside the Father and speaks on our behalf. I am so excited to jump into the last week of study with Ms. Ciuciu and know there will be much to learn each day. How thankful I am that I was given the opportunity to complete this study for review, it has given me much to ponder and made the season seem so much better. Not only has the season seemed longer ( a good thing in my book), the normal frazzled parts have been much less stressful and a lot more fun. I have been striving to keep an attitude of kindness and peace whenever I venture out and I’ve been surprised a how much better my attitude is towards people who are rude or ugly – I’ve managed to keep a smile and remain patient. I hope that many others will pick up a copy of this book for study now or for next year’s Advent season – it will absolutely change how you go through the season. I will certainly be highly recommending this study to others as I believe it will be greatly used by God to bring joy to lives that are eagerly seeking it out.
I received this book free of charge from Moody Publishers in exchange for a fair and honest review. I will receive no fiscal compensation from this company for this review.