Waiting Here For You: An Advent Journey of Hope {by Louie Giglio}

Waiting Here For You (a book review)

If you’re looking for a devotional that will help calm your soul in the midst of busy Decembers,

if you’ve lost your focus or desire to sharpen your focus on what (who) really matters,

if you’re wading through some darkness and need a hand to lead you back to God’s Word,

this is the advent devotional for you.

Louie Giglio has a gift of generating peace to the reader throughout this book. Beginning on November 26 and ending on Christmas Eve, each day opens with a Bible passage, then continues with a related reflection, a meditation and closes with a prayer. The meditation section is usually a typed out song or hymn, which I particularly enjoyed. We become so accustomed to singing certain lyrics we forget to let the actual words penetrate our soul when they are perfectly able to do so.

This devotional is not intended to dig deep into the Word but rather give you a special daily moment with God during the typically very busy weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is entirely doable for anyone with any schedule.

“Advent is simply a season of expectant waiting and preparation. Most often, the arrival of an event or a person is made all the more sweet by our anticipation. How could waiting and expectation change your Christmas season?”

Giglio sends us on a journey toward Hope with reminders of why we wait, for whom we wait and what good comes to those who wait. I’m quite sure I’ll be pulling out this little book next year, too!


I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with theFederal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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