Tomorrow we will begin our annual journey toward the celebration of Jesus’ birth. My wife, Jennifer, bought me an amazing book recently. I am using it as a guide through Advent, God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas.
Bonhoeffer prevailed through the horrors of World War II in a resolute and unflappable way, grounded in his faith and love of Christ. His own personal disciplines and devotion to following Christ were consistently lived out. He resisted the evil of Hitler and his regime courageously and stood for right. After years of this resistance, tragically his life ended just days before the surrender of the Nazi forces. This devotional guide takes excerpts from Bonhoeffer’s works and letters, and places them in daily readings that correspond with Advent and the Days of Christmas. I pray you find this guide refreshing and encouraging as we celebrate the Lord’s birth.