Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Book Review: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus: Experiencing the Peace and Promise of Christmas is edited by Nancy Guthrie and published by Crossway. It is a book that I just loved. It is a collection of essays--consider them sermons or devotions--about the advent season. The authors? Some of my favorites new and old. Together in a timely collection we have Martin Luther, George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, Saint Augustine, etc. side by side with John Piper, J. Ligon Duncan III, R.C. Sproul, John MacArthur, Alistair Begg, etc. (Those are just a few of the authors included in this gem of a book!)
Each entry is short--two to four pages in length--which make them perfect reading for this busy season when every minute seems spoken for. Each entry is Scripture-focused which makes for a great reminder each and every day to keep our hearts and minds on Christ during this Christmas season.