The One True Gift

Daily readings for advent to encourage and inspire

An inspiring Advent journey into the heart of the Gospel message as you prepare for Christmas.

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Christmas is meant to be full of joy and light; but all too often it is spoiled by grumbling and arguing. So this year, prepare to encounter Christ afresh in a way that will make you a bearer of peace and goodwill all season long.

In these 24 short daily readings for Advent, Tim Chester peels back the layers on Philippians 2. Each day includes ideas for reflection, prayer and application, designed to excite you about the One True Gift—the Lord Jesus—in the run-up to Christmas Day.

This collection of inspiring readings also comes with hymns, carols and prayers to help you prepare your heart for Christmas.

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  • 24 daily readings from Philippians chapter 2
  • Daily points for reflection and meditation.
  • Includes a prayer each day.


Author Tim Chester
ISBN 9781784982225
Format Paperback
First published 2017
Dimensions 129mm x 198mm x 9.4mm
Language English
Pages 128
Publisher The Good Book Company

Tim Chester’s writing is clear, fresh and allows the light of God’s word to shine brightly. I am looking forward to using Tim’s book in Advent and I hope many will too. Advent focuses on true gifts which we neglect at our peril; there is accountability, there is a God who cares, there is a universe in which the kingdom of God has come and will come. Don’t let Advent be taken over by Christmas, use Tim’s book to discover more of the one true gift.

The Right Reverend Keith Sinclair

Bishop of Birkenhead

Read and pray your way though this Advent book and your Christmas may be very different from previous ones. Or rather, you may be a very different person this Christmas, which is rather more important. Of course, it’s not all about you, it’s all about Jesus Christ, but if you are IN Christ, then actually it is all about you too. Tim Chester fills out the wonderful words of Paul in Philippians with delightfully written short reflections, full of fresh images and comparisons and in a style that is very easy to read, though less easy to live. You’ll feed on some very rich biblical theology, bite-size but deeply nourishing.

Chris Wright

International Ministries Director, Langham Partnership

Rich in biblical truth and robust in its theology, The One True Gift is a treasure you’ll want to enjoy this Advent season (or any time, really). Tim does a magnificent work in lifting our eyes to the God-man, Jesus Christ, helping us apply his incarnation, life, death, resurrection, ascension, and glorious return to our daily experience. Take this devotional slowly; there’s so much to see and savor in its pages!

Kristen Wetherell

Ministry Content Manager, Unlocking the Bible, and co-author of Hope When It Hurts

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Preparing our hearts for Christmas

Clarina Sims, Clarina's Contemplations, November 17th 2017

If you're looking for something to walk you through a Christ-centred Advent this year, then start here. It's small, it's short, it's rich and rooted in Scripture, and the perfect way to help you keep your eyes fixed on the real meaning of Christmas this year.... continue reading

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