Good News of Great Joy: Daily Readings for Advent

Good News of Great Joy: Daily Readings for Advent

Dear Friends,

I’m excited to announce that our Advent ebook is newly revised and ready for December 2013: Good News of Great Joy. It’s available free from Desiring God in three electronic formats, or at low cost in paperback through Amazon.

As you know, Advent is just around the corner. It starts the fourth Sunday before Christmas — this year, that’s December 1 — and is a season of preparation for Christmas Day.

A year ago, the team here at Desiring God did a deep dive into our thirty-plus-year reservoir of sermons and articles, and selected brief devotional readings for each day of Advent. Now we’ve slightly revised the ebook to have it optimized for 2013. Our hope is that God would use these readings to deepen and sweeten your adoration of Jesus this Advent.

Many contacted last year to ask for permission to print these devotionals not only for private use, but to share with friends and family — even their whole local congregation. We love that impulse to spread the joy, and gladly encourage you do so. Also, to serve as many as we can, we’ve worked with Amazon to make available a quality paperback version at low cost, in case that’s your preferred format.

These daily devotionals correspond to the daily readings in our devotional app Solid Joys, which is available for free download in iTunes and Google Play, as well as online (also in Korean, both online and for Android). If you find short daily reflections like these helpful, we hope you’ll consider using Solid Joys once Advent is done.

Our prayer is that this ebook would help you keep Jesus as the center and greatest treasure of your Advent season. The candles and candies have their place, but we want to make sure that in all the Christmas rush and hubbub, we adore Jesus above all.

December is an important time for us at Desiring God. We give most of what we have away for free. This is possible because lots of thankful people help us make that happen. It would make us really glad if you would pray about how you might be involved in supporting our mission as this year comes to a close.

For Christ and his kingdom,

John Piper
with David Mathis, Executive Editor


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John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books.