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Unwrapping the Names of Jesus: An Advent Devotional Paperback – November 26, 2014
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About the Author
Asheritah Ciuciu is a writer and speaker who helps women find joy in Jesus in the midst of an overwhelming life. She and her husband, Flaviu, grew up in Romania but now raise their spunky children in northeast Ohio. Connect with her at www.OneThingAlone.com.
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I didn't not grow up celebrating Advent. However, during our travels while my husband was Active Duty in the Army for 20 years, we added it in. It was only after we were exposed to it at a church we attended during one of our duty stations that we begin to understand what Advent was about. It has became a time of year that all of us look forward to and enjoy. The traditions and stories shared through the Advent season I hope will be come traditions my children will also pass on.
Now for more about this book! Each day of the traditional week there is a name of Jesus that is read. This includes a challenge and prayer related to that name. Then there are a few more Bible verses for further study. Lastly, at the end of the week there is a list of activities that can be done on the weekend to help you celebrate the season and remember what it is about. All of these activities are fun, but faith filled to point us back to the ONE.
I personally love this book and am so excited to add this into our regular Advent studies!
We did not celebrate Advent when I was growing up. I have only become acquainted with it as an adult. This year, I am planning on including it, as part of homeschool, but also to add a new element to our celebration of the birth of Jesus. I love the idea of including this every year, so my children and my family can become closer to Him.
In Unwrapping the Names of Jesus, Asheritah Ciuciu takes you through the four weeks of Advent by going through twenty of the different names that Jesus is called throughout the scriptures. A few of these include Jesus, Christ (Messiah), Lord of Lords, and Immanuel.
Other elements of this delightful book include:
*an introduction from the author with the explanation of Advent
*four sections for each week of Advent including the themes of Hope, Preparation, Joy, and Love
*activities to commemorate the theme of the week
Each week, the reader will begin a new theme on Sunday, such as Joy. There will be a lighting of a new candle, reading of scripture, reading the Christmas story, and then singing a Christmas carol. On each day of the week following, you will read a devotional about one of the names for Jesus. The devotional also contains a challenge, a prayer, and scriptures for further study. The week ends with a list of activities you can participate in to further celebrate that theme. For example, during the week of Joy, you could "carol your neighbors," or "take cookies to your children's ministry leader."
I CANNOT WAIT TO GO THROUGH THIS BOOK WITH MY FAMILY! The author has done so much research. There is an incredible amount of detail. In the section on "Alpha and Omega", she writes:
"For those who are unfamiliar with the Greek alphabet, this name may not mean much at first. But simply saying it's "A to Z" wouldn't give you the whole picture.
Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet and represent the entirety of not just letters but all knowledge, all existence, and all time. From beginning to end, and even before those, Jesus was, is, and all things live, move and have their being in Him (Acts 17:28). There is nothing outside the realm of His presence; He sovereignly rules over all existence. Through Him all things were created that will be and in Him all things hold together (Colossians 1:16-17)."
This is a great book. I believe in reading this book, you will come to know Jesus more, and your walk and relationship with Him will be enriched. Spending time learning more about who He is, is time well spent.
Unwrapping the Names of Jesus would be great for homeschoolers. We are going to use it, as I have already stated. But it would also be good for a Bible study, individually or group.
Many blessings to you as you prepare for His coming and become more acquainted with our Lord and Savior. Merry Christmas!
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this devotional in exchange for my review. I was not required to give a positive review. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
This little devotional book wants to bring back the meaning of Christmas and help us celebrate Jesus by giving us specific things to focus on. The book is centered on the many, many names of Jesus such as King of Kings, Light of the World, Holy One of God, Lamb of God, Prince of Peace and such.
The book starts with an introduction on why we should celebrate Advent and the author then gives a beautiful prayer to the person reading the book.
After that the book is separated into the 4 topics of advent (which she explains in the introduction can vary slightly from church to church.) In the book they are Hope, Preparation, Joy and Love.
Each week starts with a Sunday devotional that includes an urge to say a prayer, then light your candle, a verse to read aloud, a very short back and forth which you can say yourself or share the parts with your family, another verse and then a bible reading, followed by discussion questions and a carol.
For each day of the week Monday-Friday there is a name of Jesus to read about including a challenge and prayer related to that name. A few bible versus are given after that for further study.
At the end of five days is a list of fun activities you could do on Saturday to help celebrate the season. Think regular Christmas activities with a faith twist such as baking cookies for your mail carrier, singing gospel centered carols, make snow angels outside or with paint and reflect on the angels role in the nativity story and such.
I especially like what the author says in her introduction about the use of the devotional:
“Any time you spend quieting your heart before God and worshipping Him is time well spent. But be assured of this: God is not going to be disappointed if you miss a day (or a week’s) devotional or challenge. Nor is He going to be impressed if you check it off each day.
The purpose of this devotional is not to get more favor with God – Jesus already secured His approval when He took our place on the cross…” – pg 15