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Whats on the Shelf? :: Book Recommendations for December 2017


In the hustle and bustle of Christmas time we tend to have to purpose ourselves for spiritual disciplines all the more.  That might mean a new Christmas devotional or added reading material to your regular time in the Bible.

We'd highly recommend the following books to help in your spiritual growth and attention to the coming of the Savior during this Christmas Season.

Screen Shot 2017-11-28 at 11.27.34 AMCome, Let Us Adore Him Paul David Tripp

Paul Tripp is a phenomenal guide and writer to encourage you in your faith.  Every text he pens is worth reading and he, once again, does not disappoint here. (Amazon)




Child in a MangerChild in a MangerSinclair Ferguson

Sinclair Ferguson has written here a wonderful help during the Christmas season to direct your attention on the true meaning of the Season. (Amazon)





  Christmas CarolA Christmas CarolCharles Dickens

Many people know the story but have never read it.  It is worthy of reading.  And re-reading.  The familiar story will refresh your heart regarding the spirit of loving our neighbor and in the need for personal redemption. (Amazon)




Prepare Him Room FamilyPrepare Him Room (Family Devotional)Marty Machowski

Most often parents struggle with how to lead their famiily and children in the faith.  That goes for the whole calendar year and also Christmas.  The simple family devotional is a huge help in leading these times and Marty Machowski has helped here in this text for Christmas. (Amazon)



Come Thou Long ExpectedCome Thou Long Expected Jesus 
 - Nancy Guthrie

Nancy has put together a number of different devotionals.  This may be one of her best.  These are 22 devotional readings and exerpts from sermons and articles of different men throughout the centuries ranging from Martin Luther, J.I. Packer, Martyn Lloyd-Jones and others. (Amazon)




God the Son IncarnateGod the Son IncarnateStephen Wellum

While not specifically a Christmas text, Wellum's academic work on the incarnation of Jesus Christ is a massive achievement within the academic and church community.  While written in a series for an academic series on evangelical theology, this book is accessible and can be easily read by anyone. Read and soak in the depths of who Jesus is and why He came. (Amazon)