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Handels Messiah Family Advent Reader
For families who yearn for Christmas to be a true celebration of Christ's birth on earth, the Handel's Messiah Family Advent Reader provides daily readings that are biblically-based and culturally rich. With intriguing stories explaining well-known Christmas customs, each reading features a different portion of the libretto from Handel's Messiah and offers a spiritual insi ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 11th 1999 by Moody Publishers
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I've been wanting to do this advent reader for some time, and my husband and I enjoyed going through it together this year. I love the Messiah, and it was great to listen to a song from it each day, paired with the Scripture, a piece of art, and a little 'lesson.' I was thinking it would be more devotional, but it was actually more historical stories and tidbits related to the Messiah or Christmas (e.g., why people stand during the Hallelujah Chorus, or information about the gifts the wise men b ...more
My favorite Advent devotional. I read it several years ago and then loaned it...and lost it. I purchased another copy this year and loved it all over again. The only sad thing is that this copy did not include the CD that matches the track numbers for each reading.