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Waiting Here For You: An Advent Journey Of Hope

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It comes the same time every year.

Christmas. We have plenty of time to anticipate it, or in some cases...dread it. And, before we know it, it's gone as quickly as it came. What's it all for? Is there really hope for today in the story of a baby born so long ago? These questions and others are answered in the promises of Advent. Advent is simply a season of expectant waiti
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Kindle Edition, 112 pages
Published August 7th 2014 by Passion Publishing
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Ian
Dec 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: advent
I tend to read a few Advent devotionals as I find each author draws out a different perspective of the season. As evidenced by the sub-title of this book, Giglio's focus is that of hope. The hope that Jesus brings at Christmas. Hope involves active waiting, especially when it's centred on Jesus.

The book starts with a powerful family story of new life and death before it takes us into the daily devotionals. Each one starts with Scripture, then Giglio provides a short reflection on it, before a me
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Jamie
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
“Christmas is about waiting and hoping in God. If we are willing to ask Him, God will give us the grace to slow the pace. And He will help us remember how loved we are and how faithful He is. If we wait expectantly for Him, God will lift our eyes and draw near to us. He will remind us that waiting is not wasting when we are waiting on the Lord.”

Hope. It’s something I hang on tightly these days and it’s something I’m learning (or re-learning) more and more about during this Advent Season. This li
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Dawn Michelle
This was a very lovely book for Advent. It had scripture and a devotional and a prayer and also a Christmas hymn/poem. It was a lovely way to end each day while heading towards Christmas. I would use this again!!

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12.25.2018
This is still a 5 star book for me - the content is fantastic. Each devotion is perfect for invoking the feelings you should have during the Advent/Christmas season [and truly all year round]. My problem with it this y
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Sterling
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my all-time favorite Advent Books.

I have to come to enjoy and appreciate this book more and more each year. Truly an incredible resource for the Advent Season.
Alyssa
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
About the Book-

It comes the same time every year. Christmas. We have plenty of time to anticipate it, or in some cases...dread it. And, before we know it, it's gone as quickly as it came. What's it all for? Is there really hope for today in the story of a baby born so long ago? Those questions and others are answered in the promises of Advent. Advent is simply a season of expectant waiting and preparation. Most often, the arrival of an event or a person is made all the more sweet by our anticipa
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Sydney Drinkwater
If you’re looking for a devotional that will help calm your soul in the midst of busy Decembers,

if you’ve lost your focus or desire to sharpen your focus on what (who) really matters,

if you’re wading through some darkness and need a hand to lead you back to God’s Word,

this is the advent devotional for you.

Louie Giglio has a gift of generating peace to the reader throughout this book. Beginning on November 26 and ending on Christmas Eve, each day opens with a Bible passage, then continues with a
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Tammie Gitt
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rediscovering Advent

Each day's reading contains a Scripture passage, a devotional thought, meditation and prayer that places emphasis on the gift of grace that steps into whatever situation we are experiencing as Christmas approaches. Anticipation builds not for the gifts and parties of the season but for the celebrations of the birth of the Messiah.
Glenn
Nov 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great book full of interesting topics leading up to Christmas - recommended to do every year...
Alison English
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is such a special reminder of the true meaning of Christmas, and it gets you in this frame of mind right after Thanksgiving! If you start listening to Christmas music that early, you might as well start this book, too. It's my second year reading it all the way through, and I'm so glad I've added it to my annual traditions!
Rob
Dec 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can not recommend this book enough. I’ve never taken in an Advent reader. This one is perfect. And the story at the end is enough to make your eyes water up. Thank you Louie Giglio for helping me remain focused on what really matters at Christmas.
Will Abrams
Dec 25, 2018 rated it liked it
This was my first experience with any kind of Advent book. The daily readings are short and full of interesting scripture to mark the season. The book is pleasant enough but not something I'm rushing to make an annual tradition.
Susan M Russell
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good Christmas devotional

This is a very enjoyable read as a devotional for Christmas. I would definitely recommend it during the holiday season.
Tammy Williamson
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After a tough year, this advent devotional was just what I needed to find joy in this Christmas season.
Alessandra
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faith
I just love this advent devotional. Focused on waiting and hope.

Louie Giglio does it again.
Natalie
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
A nice little devotional to read every day leading up to Christmas, drawing us back to the real meaning of Christmas
Matt Fountain
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful. Great reflections, meditations, and prayers.
J
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This devotional needed some personalization by the author to make it come alive. Not a bad devotional, just dull.
Callie
Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
Last year was the first year that I really read an advent book, and I really enjoyed preparing my heart in the days leading up to Christmas. I wanted to find another advent book for this year, so I picked up Waiting Here For You by Louie Giglio. I heard an interview with Giglio last year about this book, and I was so glad to have a chance to read it!

The book is split up into readings for each day of advent. The reading includes a passage of scripture, and then a reflection from Giglio on that sc
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D.J.
Dec 22, 2015 rated it really liked it

I love Christmas devotionals!

Christmas devotionals are a special part of the season.

The first time I heard Louie Giglio was during the “How Great Is Our God” tour, where Louie spoke about the greatness of the universe.

When I received an email, telling me this book was to offered on Booklook, I made a note to request it. Thankfully, I received it in time to use some of the devotionals during the Advent season. They are short, interesting, and a great addition to your Christmas season.

Each devotio
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Laura
Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love devotionals, and Christmas devotionals are just special. I also greatly enjoyed Reverend Louie Giglio's other work, Indescribable. which I saw as a film. When I saw this book offered on Booklook (for bloggers) I was quick to request it. WAITING HERE FOR YOU lived up to its expectations. Interesting, engaging, and a great way to start the day.

The devotions are short, easily read in less than five minutes. They include a verse, reflection on the verse, a poem or hymn to mediate on, and a
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Kourtney
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Great Advent! So so rich! I will be rereading again after advent!
Dennis Peay
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: discipleship
Great read this Advent season. The call to wait upon the Lord was really poignant for me.
Terri
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was just what I needed for Advent this year. Each day there was something I could take with me through the day during this season of waiting.
Bill Ver Velde
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent devotional to help you connect with the season of Advent. I think I'll be reading this one each year at Advent!
Bobby Jones
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great devotional for the family during the Christmas season!
Byron Fike
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful advent devotion. The chapters are short yet meaningful. Gig limo helped me in my advent observance this year and I am sure I will use this guide in future advents as well.
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