Perhaps the largest class of devotionals are those centered on the Christmas season. Starting in September, a number of Advent devotionals are being released in order to help readers anticipate the joy the season, such as Songs for the Waiting by Magrey R. deVaga from Westminster John Knox. At Paraclete, All God’s Angels features meditations on angels in the Bible, while Abingdon is releasing three monthlong Christmas devotionals: The Wonder of Christmas Devotions for the Season by Rob Renfroe and Ed Robb focuses on four elements of the Christmas story; Down to Earth Devotions for the Season by Mike Slaughter, with Rachel Billups encourages readers to emulate Jesus and act as mere servants; and Ace Collins’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year combines Scripture with the stories behind Christmas traditions.

Guiding against the hustle and bustle of the season, Devotionals for Christmas (Thomas Nelson) reminds readers of the peace and joy the holiday brings, with passages for every day in December. And at Paraclete, Gayle Boss pairs 25 meditations in winter alongside black-and-white illustrations by David Klein in All Creation Waits, which showcases the mystery surrounding Christmas.

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