Advent 2022 Studies Comparison Chart

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ADVENT STUDIES Small-Group and Churchwide Studies for Advent

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At-a-Glance Interactive Comparison Chart for Advent & Christmas

Title

Author

NEW Prepare the Way for the Lord: Advent and the Message of John the Baptist Adam Hamilton

Participants Small Group/Adult Individual Description For two thousand years, Christians have turned to the story and message of John the Baptist in the weeks leading up to Christmas. In Prepare the Way for the Lord: Advent and the Message of John the Baptist, best-selling author and pastor Adam Hamilton explores the Advent themes of John’s life and ministry, and how John calls all followers of Jesus to prepare our hearts for his coming. 4 Sessions # Sessions __ Hardcover Book. Separate 9781791023485. components $19.99; $13.99 or included __ Leader Guide. features 9781791023515. $14.99; $9.99 __ DVD. [CC] 4 videos featuring Adam Hamilton. 9781791023539. $39.99; $28.99 __ Leader Kit. Contains one each of above. 9781791023706. $74.99; $59.99 __ Large Print Book. 9781791023508. $20.99; $15.49 __ Worship Resource. Worship and media download. 9781791023607. $29.99

NEW The Angels of Christmas: Hearing God’s Voice in Advent

The Heart That Grew Three Sizes: Finding Faith in the Story of the Grinch Matt Rawle

10th Anniversary Edition The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem Adam Hamilton

Small Group/Adult Individual This 4-week Advent study explores the four angelic visits surrounding the birth of Jesus with Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds. Readers will explore the visits and dive deep into the history of the angel Gabriel—and other angels—in the Old Testament while discussing God’s presence in history and our lives today.

Churchwide

Churchwide

In his study, The Heart That Grew Three Sizes, Matt Rawle explores faith themes in the Christmas classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Rediscover and reinvigorate your Christian faith this Advent and Christmas season and look at this familiar classic through the lens of faith.

Adam Hamilton travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in a fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heartfelt as you walk along this road.

4 Sessions __ Book. 9781791024253. $16.99; $12.99 __ Leader Guide. 9781791024277. $14.99; $10.99 __ DVD. [CC] 4 videos. 9781791024291. $39.99; $28.99 __ Leader Kit. Contains one each of above. 9781791025885. $71.99; $57.79

4 Sessions __ Book. 9781791017323. $16.99; $11.49 __ Leader Guide. 9781791017347. $14.99; $10.99 __ DVD. [CC] 4 videos; 8–10 min. each. 9781791017361. $39.99; $28.99 __ Children’s Leader Guide. 9781791017453. $18.99; $13.99 __ Youth Study Book. Grades 6–12. Use with adult-level DVD. 9781791017415. $11.99; $8.99 __ Leader Kit. Contains one each of above. 9781791018344. $177.99; $127.99 __ Flash Drive. 9781791017439. $35.99; $24.99

5 Sessions __ Book. 9781791018184. $16.99; $12.99 __ Large Print Book. 9781791018207. $19.99; $12.99 __ Leader Guide. 9781791018214. $14.99; $10.99 __ DVD. [CC] 5 videos + bonus video; 10–15 min. each. 9781791018238. $39.99; $28.99 __ Devotional: A Season of Reflections. 9781791018313. $11.99; $8.99 __ Children’s Leader Guide, Download only. 9781791018306. $18.99 __ Youth Study, Download only. 9781791018290. $11.99

Susan Robb

All the Good: A Wesleyan Way of Christmas

Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent

Laceye Warner, Amy Valdez Barker, Jung Choi, Sangwoo Kim Small Group/Adult Individual In this study, a group of diverse Wesleyan scholars will take you on an Advent journey guided by the practices in John Wesley’s means of grace. In four sessions of study, prayer, and conversation readers will look at preparing the way for God, the discipline of prayer, the substance of good works, and the recognition of God’s presence in those called to serve.

Amy-Jill Levine

4 Sessions __ Book. 9781791017972. $16.99; $8.79 __ Leader Guide. 9781791018009. $14.99; $10.99 __ DVD. [CC] 4 videos; 10–12 min. each. 9781791018023. $39.99; $28.99 __ Devotions. 28 seasonal devotions. 9781791018092. $11.99; $8.99 __ Leader Kit. Contains one each of above. 9781791018115. $123.99; $89.29 __ Large Print Book. 9781791017996. $17.99; $13.49

4 Sessions __ Book. 9781501884351. $16.99; $9.49 __ Leader Guide. 9781501884382. $15.99; $11.99 __ DVD. [CC] 4 videos; 8–10 min. each. 9781501884306. $39.99; $31.99 __ Leader Kit. Contains one each of above. 9781501884405. $75.99; $60.79 __ Large Print Book. 9781501884375. $17.99; $13.49

Small Group/Adult Individual Explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of Jesus’ birth, tracing the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. Opens up dialogue on connections between the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, and more.

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Find the Best Study for Your Small Group or Congregation

Title

Making Room: Sharing the Love of Christmas

Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas Adam Hamilton

Almost Christmas: A Wesleyan Advent Experience

Author

Ed Robb

Participants Small Group/Adult Individual

Churchwide/Small Group/Adult Individual

Description

His parents named him Jesus. But he was also called by other names: Lord, Messiah, Savior, Emmanuel, Light of the World, and Word Made Flesh. Incarnation explores the meaning of these titles and what they tell us about the child whose birth we celebrate at Christmas. Join him and reflect upon the significance of the Christ Child for our lives and world today! 4 Sessions __ Book. 9781791016418. $16.99; $12.99 __ Leader Guide. 9781791005573. $14.99; $10.99 __ DVD. [CC] 4 videos; 10–12 min. each. 9781791005597. $39.99; $28.99 __ Youth Study Book. Grades 6–12. Use with adult-level DVD. 9781791005641. $11.99; $8.99 __ Children’s Leader Guide. 9781791005535. $18.99; $13.99 __ Leader Kit. Contains one each of above. 9781791005665. $145.99; $104.99 __ Large Print Book. 9781791005566. $20.99; $15.99

Discussion Starter— Discussion Starter— Small Group/Adult Small Group/Adult Individual Individual In 1741, Wesley’s The Gospel of Mark Each chapter covers Daily devotions for famous sermon “The doesn’t have a Nativity one week of Advent and Christians as they Almost Christian” story. Holy Disruption each week focuses on a prepare to celebrate encouraged people presents a fresh different theme. Within Christ’s birth. Perfect to follow Christ understanding of the each week are a rotation for churches to give wholeheartedly. This holiness of Christmas of daily practices to families or send in book and study, grounded, not in a including breath prayer, Advent mailings. Each perfect for Advent, mindful movement, day’s reading, from Dec. conventional cozy breaks down the Christmas message, lectio divina, visio divina 1 to Christmas Day, is barriers that prevent but through Mark’s (which utilizes beautiful, based on the Revised us from experiencing disquieting gospel colorful works of art Common Lectionary an “altogether” love, each week), Christian and includes Scripture, which invites its hope, joy, and peace in a short devotion, and a readers to experience meditation, creative Christ in our lives and brief prayer. Designed God’s disruptive but contemplation, and in the world around us. to fit in #10 envelope. transformative love for practicing presence. Sold in packages of 10. us and our world. 4 Sessions N/A N/A N/A __ Book. __ Book. __ Booklet,s Pkg. of 10. __ Book. 9781501890574. 9780664267384. 9780835820097. 9781791025434. $16.99; $12.99 $15.00; $12.49 $17.99; $13.49 $11.99; $8.99 __ Leader Guide. Quantity pricing 9781501890604. available at $14.99; $10.99 Cokesbury.com. __ DVD. [CC] 4 videos; 10–12 min. each. 9781501890628. $39.99; $28.99 __ Devotions for the Season. 28 devotions. 9781501890697. $11.99; $8.99 __ Youth Study Book. 9781501890673. $11.99; $8.99 Your Ministry. __ Leader Kit. Contains one each of above. 9781501890710. Your Mission. $101.99; $81.79 __ Large Print Book. 9781501890598. $17.99; $15.99

This book and Advent study explore the warmth of welcome at Christmas following interactions with Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, and the magi. Just as Jesus made room in God’s kingdom for those on the margins of society, we too should be asking ourselves who we can make room for this Christmas.

4 Sessions # Sessions __ B ook. Separate 9781791006372. components $16.99; $12.99 or included __ Leader Guide. features 9781791006396. $14.99; $7.99 __ Leader Kit. Contains one each of above. 9781791007171. $32.99; $26.49

NEW Advent: A Calendar of Devotions 2022

Magrey R. DeVega, Ingrid Anna Guillozet McIntyre, April Casperson, Matt Rawle Churchwide/Small Churchwide Group/Adult Individual

NEW Holy Disruption: Discovering Advent in the Gospel of Mark Tracy S. Daub

NEW Fully Human, Fully Divine: An Advent Devotional for the Whole Self Whitney R. Simpson

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At-a-Glance Interactive Comparison Chart for Advent & Christmas

From Heaven To Earth: Christmas for New Believers, Old Believers, and Nonbelievers Wil Cantrel and Paul Seay

Because of Bethlehem: Love Is Born, Hope Is Here

Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph

The Redemption of Scrooge

Not a Silent Night: Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem

The Gift of the Nutcracker

Max Lucado

Adam Hamilton

Matt Rawle

Adam Hamilton

Matt Rawle

Participants Small Group/Adult Individual Description In this study, authors Wil Cantrell and Paul Seay invite readers to consider the foundational questions about the Christmas story. An in-depth look into what we know about the world of Mary and Joseph from the Biblical record and other historical documents as well as a challenge to consider the difference Jesus’ birth makes for our lives today.

Small Group/Adult Individual God knows what it’s like to be a human. God understands when we talk about our challenges, our struggles, and our tough times. This study reminds us that “everything works together for the good of those who love God.”

Churchwide/Small Group/Adult Individual This study teaches us to accept and glorify God’s will even when circumstances make it difficult to do so. The story of Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand and faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides.

Churchwide/Small Group/Adult Individual This Advent study from The Pop in Culture series shows us how the teachings of Jesus can be found in the Charles Dickens Christmas classic. Reinvigorate your spiritual journey as you look at this familiar story through the lens of faith.

Churchwide/Small Group/Adult Individual Experience Advent and Christmas with the one who knew Jesus more intimately than anyone else—his mother, Mary. Adam Hamilton helps you witness the life of Jesus from Mary’s unique perspective, starting at the very end and traveling back in time to the very beginning—the night of Christ’s birth.

5 Sessions # Sessions __ B ook. Separate 9781950899012. components $16.95 or included __ Study Guide. features 9781950899050. $14.95 __ DVD. [CC] 5 videos. 9781950899067. $29.95

4 Sessions __ Hardcover Book. 9780785231349. $22.99; $17.49 __ Study Guide. 9780310687054. $12.99; $8.79 __ 2-DVD Set. Includes Because of Bethlehem 4-session Advent DVD (4 videos; 14–18 min. each) and He Chose the Nails 5-session Lenten DVD (5 videos; 15–18 min. each). 9780310687849. $29.99; $20.99 __ Study Guides with 2-DVD Set. DVDs and study guides for Because of Bethlehem and He Chose the Nails. 9780310687283. $47.99; $32.99

5 Sessions __ Book. 9781791025625. $16.99; $12.99 __ Leader Guide. 9781501814112. $12.99; $9.99 __ DVD. [CC] 4 videos; 10–12 min. each. 9781501814020. $39.99; $28.99 __ Youth Study Book. 9781501814136. $11.99; $5.99 __ Children’s Leader Guide. 9781501814150. $18.99; $14.99 __ Large Print Book. 9781501814105. $20.99; $16.29 __ Hardcover Book. 9781501814082. $19.99; $9.99

4 Sessions __ Book. 9781501823077. $14.99; $10.29 __ Leader Guide. 9781501823091. $12.99; $9.99 __ DVD. [CC] 4 videos; 8–10 min. each. 9781501823114. $39.99; $28.99 __ Youth Study Book. 9781501823169. $12.99; $7.99 __ Leader Kit. Contains one each of above. 9781501824791. $123.95; $98.99

Title

Author

Churchwide/Small Group/Adult Individual “The Nutcracker” is a delightful and whimsical Christmas classic. The music, dance, and story hold a special place in the hearts of children and adults during cultural Christmas celebrations. In The Gift of the Nutcracker, Matt Rawle, author of The Redemption of Scrooge, explores the story to help us understand God’s greatest gift of the Christ child, and the kingdom Christ came to establish. 5 Sessions 4 Sessions __ Book. __ Book. 9781501879579. 9781501869426. $14.99; $10.99 $15.99; $13.49 __ Leader Guide. __ Leader Guide. 9781426771996. 9781501869440. $11.99; $8.99 $14.99; $9.99 __ DVD. [CC] 5 videos; __ DVD. [CC] 5 videos; approx. 10 min. each. 10–12 min. each. 9781426771859. 9781501869464. $39.99; $28.99 $39.99 __ Youth Leader Guide. __ Youth Study Book. 9781501815713. Grades 6–12. $14.99; $13.49 9781501869518. __ Youth Study Book. $9.99; $5.99 9781501815690. __ Children’s Leader $9.99; $8.99 Guide. For younger __ Large Print Book. and older children 9781630882952. (grades K–2 and 3–6). $17.99; $15.99 9781501871511. $19.99; $8.49 __ Worship Resources Download. 9781501869549. $31.99 __ Large Print Book. 9781501876141. $15.99; $14.49

Prices subject to change. Prices shown in red reflect Cokesbury discount off regular prices. For the most current prices, call or visit Cokesbury,com. Unless noted, all books are paperbound. Streaming videos are available for most studies.

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