“Fantastic Advent Devotional!”
This past Advent season, I had the pleasure of reading The Dawn of Redeeming Grace: Daily Devotions for Advent by Sinclair Ferguson. Having read and loved Ferguson’s other devotionals, I had high expectations for this one. And I am pleased to report that He met them.
In this devotional, Ferguson takes us through the first two chapters of Matthew’s Gospel and shows us what it says about “those days that marked the dawn of redeeming grace and how Christ’s light breaks into our lives today.”
The book has 24 chapters divided into four main parts. Part one is titled The Family History, and it explores Jesus’s genealogy and its significance (Matthew 1:1-17). Part two is titled The Parents, and it examines how Mary and Joseph received the news of Jesus’s birth and their reactions (Matthew 1:18-25). Part three is titled The Visitors, and it explores the wise men’s visit (Matthew 2:1-12). And part four is titled The Journeys; it explores the return journey of the wise men, Jesus’s flight to Egypt, and His return to Nazareth (Matthew 2:13-23).
Each chapter features a brief reflection with insights and explanations about the Incarnation, words of a hymn, and a quick prayer.
I loved reading The Dawn of Redeeming Grace; it is an excellent Advent devotional! The reflections are deep, theologically rich, and full of background information that helps better understand the Christmas story. Reading this book during Advent helped me reflect in awe at the wonders of Jesus’s coming and prepare for Christmas. I also enjoyed the poetry/hymn at the end of each chapter. It inspired even more worship.
I highly recommend this book for Advent and even after. It is that good!
The Good Book Company graciously gave me a complimentary copy, and this is my honest review.