Repeat the Sounding Joy

A daily Advent devotional on Luke 1 – 2

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24 Advent readings that bring the joy of Christmas to life

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In this Advent journey through Luke 1 – 2, Christopher Ash brings these familiar passages to life with fresh insight, colour and depth.

As you soak up the Scriptures, you'll experience the joy of Christmas through the eyes of those who witnessed it first hand, from Mary and Elizabeth to the Shepherds and Simeon. This devotional will help you to celebrate afresh the arrival of the long-awaited Messiah in history, and learn what it means to wait for him with joyful expectation today.

Each day's reading includes a short reflection, a prayer, a carol, and space to journal, helping you to treasure the Lord Jesus in your heart in the hectic run-up to Christmas.

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Contents

  • Introduction
  • 24 readings from Luke 1 – 2:
  • 1. A reassuring certainty (1:1-4)
  • 2. Poignant hope (1:5-7)
  • 3. Coming home (1:8-17)
  • 4. Resting on a word (1:18-25)
  • 5. Good government at last (1:26-33)
  • 6. Conceived of a virgin (1:34)
  • 7. A powerful overshadowing (1:35)
  • 8. A wonderful faith (1:34-38)
  • 9. Jumping for joy (1:39-45)
  • 10. The humble lifted high (1:46-55)
  • 11. Rescue from terrible enemies (1:56-75)
  • 12. An ancient promise remembered (1:72-73)
  • 13. Light has dawned (1:76-80)
  • 14. The shadow of the cross (2:1-7)
  • 15. Victory in weakness (2:8-12)
  • 16. Glory and peace (2:13-18)
  • 17. Treasuring and pondering (2:18-20)
  • 18. Jesus! (2:21)
  • 19. Waiting with hope (2:22-25)
  • 20. Good news for the world (2:26-32)
  • 21. A sword for the soul (2:33-35)
  • 22. Active waiting (2:36-37)
  • 23. Waiting together (2:38)
  • 24. The silent years (2:39-40, 51-52)

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Author Christopher Ash
ISBN 9781784983789
Format Paperback
First published October 2019
Dimensions 129mm x 198mm x 12mm
Language English
Pages 160
Publisher The Good Book Company
Commendations

Christopher Ash has put together a wonderful resource for Advent. Engaging explorations of Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus, a prayer to pray, a hymn to sing (if you dare) and room to record your own observations. We tried them around the dinner table and they worked. Recommended.

Mark Thompson

Principal, Moore College

A gem of a book: faithful to the text, sensitively applied, imaginatively illustrated, full of grace and wisdom, rich and deep in theology, and, most importantly, spiritually refreshing—it caused me to worship in my heart as I read.

John Samuel

Senior Minister, Duke Street Church, Richmond

Simply superb. A genuine model of Christian devotional writing—warm, enriching, and exciting application drawn from insightful expository and theological reflection on the biblical text. Each of these brief chapters is an absolute delight to read. This is joyful Christmastime reading for Christians of every age and experience. Very highly recommended.

Fred Zaspel

Executive Editor, Books At a Glance

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Repeat the Sounding Joy by Christopher Ash

Alistair Chalmers, Chalmers, November 5th 2019

I’ve read a number of Ash’s books and I always enjoy how he finds the balance between giving enough information, without making it too difficult. This book will be a great companion for you as you intentionally take time over advent to stop and think about the significance of Jesus.... continue reading

Customer reviews

“The ideal build up to Christmas”

(Review written for 'Repeat the Sounding Joy (ebook)')

Christopher's notes on Luke's birth narrative gave us the ideal build up to Christmas. Fresh and profound insights flowing out of the text; crystal clear explanations centred on Luke's big points; warm and engaging encouragements to respond appropriately; the perfect length for daily readings at a busy time of year. Our whole family agreed that next autumn we should encourage everyone we know to be getting hold of a copy and inviting Christopher to journey with them throughout the month of December - to not only go through the Christmas season with joy rekindled, but to prepare for Christ's return with convictions renewed.


16/01/2020

“Thought provoking, to the point, brief”

I bought several copies and some of my homegroup used them, as well as my daughter and me. A really interesting, thought provoking view of the two chapters of Like. I loved the reference to a song each day, some well known, some new to me. And although I complained that the prayers were "old fashioned language" to start with, they varied so shut me up! thank you Christopher Ash


09/01/2020

“Thoroughly recommended”

I found this book really helpful in the busyness of the weeks leading up to Christmas. There is so much to consider in those first two chapters of Luke and I was quite sad to have finished reading it.


06/01/2020

“Excellent Family Advent Aid”

I purchased 5 copies of this advent study, and distributed them to various family members on December 1st. Without exception all those who followed the study for Advent were enthusiastic in their agreement it had made a difference to how we started each day and how we thought about the Christmas story. Some sang, others didn't recognise the hymns and didn't know the tunes (shameful evangelists!!), but all were blessed by their quiet time. Thank you so much, and I look forward to repeating the sounding joy next Advent.


26/12/2019

“Loving it”

Clear, thoughtful, simple and heart-warming. Loving it (No religiosity which my wife loves, however she is less keen on the songs!)


10/12/2019

“An excellent gift”

Robin Fairbairn from the Good book company gave the church several recommendations as gifts for elderly parishioners and the recently bereaved. These have been very well received, particularly by those recently bereaved! helpful.


06/12/2019

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