Looking for something to focus your heart and mind on the true meaning of Christmas this year? Reading a Christmas devotional is a great way to center yourself on what really matters during the holiday season. Here are 4 of our favorites!

All Creation Waits: The Advent Mystery of New Beginnings by Gayle Boss

Photo by Christine Marie Bailey @organicstine

This book is equal parts nature study and Scripture meditation. Each day centers around a different wild animal, complete with a gorgeous wood-cut portrait. Readings explore how, just as the animals of the northern hemisphere adapt when darkness and cold descend, Advent teaches us that in our darkest seasons new life is waiting to spring forth.

Emmanuel: An Invitation to Prepare Him Room at Christmas and Always by Ruth Chou Simons

This newly released devotional explores the miracle of Christmas: that while we journey to grow in our relationships with Jesus, He has already come so He can be with us forever. 

Three Wise Women: 40 Devotions Celebrating Advent with Mary, Elizabeth, and Anna by Dandi Daley Mackall

In this new release from Paraclete Press, you’ll walk in the footsteps of Mary, Elizabeth, and Anna as they experience the birth of Jesus. As you delve deep into each woman’s joys and sorrows, you’ll learn more about the beauty of the Savior and the perseverance and sacrifice these women embody as they take their place in the greatest story of all time.

Shadow and Light: A Journey Into Advent by Tsh Oxenreider

Written by worldschooling mom of 3, Tsh Oxenreider, this devotional provides plenty to meditate on each day: a Scripture reading, a prayer, a hymn or worship song to listen to, and a piece of visual art or poetry to reflect on.

Do you have a favorite Christmas devotional book? One you turn to year after year, or maybe a new one you’ve recently fallen in love with? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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Aimee grew up in rural Michigan, where she was captivated by Jesus as a teenager and married her high school sweetheart. Together they moved to New England where they homeschool their two children together. Aimee has a Master's degree in Biblical Languages from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She enjoys exploring new places, reading great stories, and enjoying the outdoors with her family.