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My Special Gift to You A Free Downloadable Advent Devotional

Written by Ed Stetzer on . Posted in Ed Stetzer

Nearly two dozen Christian leaders contributed reflections on the birth of Christ

Each year at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism we create an Advent/Christmas resource to inspire and equip believers to show and share the love of Jesus in a lost and broken world.

In the past, we’ve created Speaking the Story at Christmas, a video series to help us begin faith conversations with family, friends, and neighbors during the holiday season. Last year, we created Conversations at Christmas, in which we compiled the histories of 12 Christmas items and traditions that have Christian origins or customs attached to them. These are designed to help us begin a faith conversation around common items, songs, and traditions.

This year—my first as Executive Director of the BGCE—we are offering a FREE downloadable PDF called Where the Light Shines Brightest. We created this 25-day devotional to help all of us begin to imagine how our own personal reflection on the birth of Jesus Christ can inform and transform how we show and share the love of Jesus with a broken and hurting world. Each daily devotional includes a short reflection on the birth of Christ and a prayer for applying this revelation to our gospel witness in the world today.

Nearly two dozen Christian leaders have contributed to this resource. We’ve asked a number of Christian leaders to contribute, including Jamie Aten, Jon Bloom, Laurel Bunker, Kevin Harney, Kim Reisman, Mary Schaller, Sadiri Joy Tira, Tuvya Zaretsky, and others, including several of our BGCE directors.

When we began putting this devotional together, we had little idea of the pain and brokenness that would result from this election and how much ‘light’ is needed during this especially dark season. John 1:5 says, “The light shines in the darkness, and ...

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