Many of us search for ways to walk more deeply in the Story of God, especially when our exterior worlds are illuminated by Christmas catalogs, sparkling lights, and Elves on Shelves beginning in October. If your family, like mine, tries to embrace Advent’s waiting and anticipation as we look toward Christ’s coming, you might find this list helpful. We’ve trolled our favorite bloggers’, writers’, and musicians’ sites in search of helpful Advent resources.
If you want something short, but that packs a biblical punch: RESET: Advent, from Seedbed’s Daily Text Initiative
If you are the creative type: The Advent Project, from Biola University’s Center for Christianity, Culture & the Arts
If you are looking for ideas for children: Advent Resources for Kids, BeADisciple Pinterest board!
If you want something anchored in a fantastic church: Advent and Christmastide Devotional, from Grace Church Seattle
If you want to hold a book in your hands: 25+ Advent Devotional Books, from the Global Christian Worship Blog
If you are looking for musical resources: Cardiphonia’s Advent/Xmas Links, from the Cardiphonia blog
If you like “edgy:” Blogging through the Lectionary, a series of occasional posts by Rachel Held Evans
If you lean toward tried and true: The Revised Common Lectionary, as published by Vanderbilt Divinity Library
If you want an intellectual perspective: Multiple Blogs and Resources, from Duke’s Faith & Leadership Blog
If you want hot off the presses: Not Yet Christmas: An Invitation to Advent, from Seedbed
If you are ever and always a Methodist: Advent and Christmas Resources, from the United Methodist Church
If you want an experience rich in gratitude: Celtic Advent: 40 Days of Joy, Love and Gratitude, from the Contemplative Cottage Blog
If you want to journey in community: Taste and See: Experiencing the Stories of Advent and Christmas, from your very own BeADisciple, and the Upper Room
Do you have favorite resources? We’d love to hear. Share them in our comments section.